Sport Management

BusinessWhy study Sport Management?

Sport is a rapidly growing and significant global industry offering a range of career opportunities. Our degree was designed and is delivered in collaboration with industry professionals. Combine business foundations with essential sport-specific knowledge and skills that are recognised in Australia and overseas. Choose from the largest offering of sport subjects in Australia. We offer valuable placement and network opportunities and exposure to potential areas of employment. Develop your passion for sport into a career using the world- class sport infrastructure and opportunities available in and around Melbourne.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to work with professional sporting teams and elite athletes, community sport leagues, state and national sports governing bodies, player management agencies, sport administration, sponsorship and marketing, apparel and merchandising companies, health and fitness centres, sporting events and venues and local government bodies.

Visit our Career Development Centre website and start planning your career.

Courses

Local students

2015

Bachelor of Business

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo 50.45
Melbourne 50
Mildura N/A
Shepparton N/A
Sydney 50
Year
2015
Course description
Take the opportunity to experience a range of business disciplines before deciding on your major and customise your subjects to fit your career goals.

This course gives you the chance to study industry-specific areas such as events, sports, tourism and hospitality management. You can also choose a discipline such as accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing as your primary major, and match that with any business or non-business major, minor or elective from across the University.

Your first year gives you an overview of business practices and prepares you to take on higher-level problem solving in second and third year. Your subjects will introduce you to accounting, finance, management, marketing and economics - all key to understanding business environments. Having sampled a range of subjects in first semester, you can then choose one or two business disciplines to specialise in throughout the remainder of your course.

Through your elective subjects, you might choose to study a language, politics, international development, Asian studies, journalism, or take a study tour or internship. You could also participate in La Trobe Business School subjects at our partner universities in France, China and Vietnam.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with practical skills, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex business environments and how they affect each other.
Professional recognition
Human Resource Management graduates can seek admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience). Marketing graduates are eligible to join the Australian Marketing Institute or the Australian Market and Social Research Society as associate members.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC. Or apply through UAC if applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga or Mildura Campuses. Year 12 students can also apply through our Aspire Early Admissions Program to receive a conditional offer as early as September.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business Melbourne
Business Bendigo
Business Mildura
Business Shepparton
Business Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Business (Sport Development and Management)

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 51.7
Year
2015
Course description
This is one of the few courses of its kind in Australia, designed and delivered in collaboration with industry professionals. It allows you to combine your passion for sport with knowledge of the business aspects of the industry, offering on-the-job training and a focus on meeting the specific needs of rural and regional communities.

In first year you'll learn the fundamentals of business, economics and finance along with key principles of sport marketing and sport management. In second year you'll build an understanding of the relationship between sport and the media, as well study core subjects in sport and exercise psychology, sport development and sport policy.

In your final year, you'll apply what you've learned in a 200-hour work placement, where you'll analyse current practices, apply sport development and management theory, and develop industry connections. Alongside your placement, you'll undertake workshops that develop your employability, as well as study core subjects in volunteer management and project management.

You can further tailor your degree with a choice of electives in public health, management, economics, law, finance, marketing or physical and outdoor education. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in overseas business studies with our partner universities such as University of Stirling (Scotland), University of Bayreuth (Germany), University of Windsor (Canada) and University of Oregon (USA).
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a solid foundation for careers in federal, state and local government, community sport leagues and not-for-profit organisations. This course also prepares you for work in community and international development, and health promotion.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or Media equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC to start this course in 2015. Year 12 students can also apply through our Aspire Early Admissions Program to receive a conditional offer as early as September.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business (Sport Development and Management)Bendigo

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 55.15
Year
2015
Course description
If you're a sport enthusiast interested in what happens behind-the-scenes - how sport is managed, presented and promoted - this three-year degree gives you that insight. You'll explore the business of sport-specific operations through theory and work experience in the sports industry.

In first year, you'll develop knowledge of business principles by studying economics, accounting and finance, sport management and sport marketing. This will give you an understanding of the business structures, business culture and performance management that underpin the sporting industry.

In second year, you'll investigate the social and economic policies of sport through business law, sport development, sport media, sport facility management and human resources management studies.

In third year, you'll complete a 200-hour work placement where you'll analyse current practices, apply sport management theory, and develop industry connections. Along with your placement, you'll undertake workshops that develop your employability, as well as core subjects in volunteer management, sport sponsorship and sport event management.

You'll have the flexibility of six elective choices from any subject area and the opportunity to take part in overseas business studies with our partner universities across the globe. These include University of Stirling (Scotland), University of Bayreuth (Germany), University of Windsor (Canada) and University of Oregon (USA).
Career opportunities
Our students have gone on to become sporting club team managers and account managers. You may also find positions in health and fitness centres, marketing and sponsorship agencies, local government and sport boards, venue management or even athlete management.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English ( EAL ) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Selection may also be based on ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or Media equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC to start this course in 2015. Year 12 students can also apply through our Aspire Early Admissions Program to receive a conditional offer as early as September.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business (Sport Management)Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.9
Year
2015
Course description
Combine a foundation in business with a recognised legal qualification through this double degree. You'll learn the fundamentals of business, economics and finance as well as gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in legal practice.

The business component of your degree offers a choice of majors including management, human resources, international business, sport management and marketing. Your first year subjects will give you an overview of business practice and prepare you to take on higher-level problem solving as you progress through the course.

Your law studies will include all the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for legal practice. We focus on developing your skills in critical thinking, analysis, advocacy, mediation and negotiation, and you can build a specialised degree through your elective choices.

After two years full time study, Bendigo students can apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at our Melbourne Campus, but this applies only to Australian students, not international students.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with an understanding of how business and law intersect in areas such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law. You could go on to careers in the law, corporate and not-for-profit organisations, governance and public policy.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).

Graduates with a marketing major are eligible for associate membership of the Australian Marketing Institute or the Australian Market and Social Research Society. Graduates with a human resource management major are eligible for admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Humanities equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study where they complete the remainder of their course but can elect to complete some of their later year law subjects in Bendigo through blended learning/video conferencing.. Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School. It is possible to apply for transfer into a different double degree program at the Melbourne campus such as Law/Accounting or Law/Finance.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC to start this course in 2015. Year 12 students can also apply through our Aspire Early Admissions Program to receive a conditional offer as early as September.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Laws/BusinessMelbourne
Laws/BusinessBendigo

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2015

Bachelor of Business (019479E)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 180
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton, Sydney
Year
2015
Course description
Take the opportunity to experience a range of business disciplines before deciding on your major and customise your subjects to fit your career goals.

This course gives you the chance to study industry-specific areas such as events, sports, tourism and hospitality management. You can also choose a discipline such as accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing as your primary major, and match that with any business or non-business major, minor or elective from across the University.

Your first year gives you an overview of business practices and prepares you to take on higher-level problem solving in second and third year. Your subjects will introduce you to accounting, finance, management, marketing and economics - all key to understanding business environments. Having sampled a range of subjects in first semester, you can then choose one or two business disciplines to specialise in throughout the remainder of your course.

Through your elective subjects, you might choose to study a language, politics, international development, Asian studies, journalism, or take a study tour or internship. You could also participate in La Trobe Business School subjects at our partner universities in France, China and Vietnam.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 50, Bendigo: 50.45, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura: N/A, Shepparton: 50.5
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE- 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 65
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom - 2.7
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition
Human Resource Management graduates can seek admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience). Marketing graduates are eligible to join the Australian Marketing Institute or the Australian Market and Social Research Society as associate members.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with practical skills, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex business environments and how they affect each other.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business Melbourne
Business Bendigo
Business Mildura
Business Shepparton
Business Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Business (Sport Development and Management) (078466K)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 180
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2015
Course description
This is one of the few courses of its kind in Australia, designed and delivered in collaboration with industry professionals. It allows you to combine your passion for sport with knowledge of the business aspects of the industry, offering on-the-job training and a focus on meeting the specific needs of rural and regional communities.

In first year you'll learn the fundamentals of business, economics and finance along with key principles of sport marketing and sport management. In second year you'll build an understanding of the relationship between sport and the media, as well study core subjects in sport and exercise psychology, sport development and sport policy.

In your final year, you'll apply what you've learned in a 200-hour work placement, where you'll analyse current practices, apply sport development and management theory, and develop industry connections. Alongside your placement, you'll undertake workshops that develop your employability, as well as study core subjects in volunteer management and project management.

You can further tailor your degree with a choice of electives in public health, management, economics, law, finance, marketing or physical and outdoor education. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in overseas business studies with our partner universities such as University of Stirling (Scotland), University of Bayreuth (Germany), University of Windsor (Canada) and University of Oregon (USA).
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - 51.7
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE- 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 65
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a solid foundation for careers in federal, state and local government, community sport leagues and not-for-profit organisations. This course also prepares you for work in community and international development, and health promotion.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business (Sport Development and Management)Bendigo

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) (072759A)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 180
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
If you're a sport enthusiast interested in what happens behind-the-scenes - how sport is managed, presented and promoted - this three-year degree gives you that insight. You'll explore the business of sport-specific operations through theory and work experience in the sports industry.

In first year, you'll develop knowledge of business principles by studying economics, accounting and finance, sport management and sport marketing. This will give you an understanding of the business structures, business culture and performance management that underpin the sporting industry.

In second year, you'll investigate the social and economic policies of sport through business law, sport development, sport media, sport facility management and human resources management studies.

In third year, you'll complete a 200-hour work placement where you'll analyse current practices, apply sport management theory, and develop industry connections. Along with your placement, you'll undertake workshops that develop your employability, as well as core subjects in volunteer management, sport sponsorship and sport event management.

You'll have the flexibility of six elective choices from any subject area and the opportunity to take part in overseas business studies with our partner universities across the globe. These include University of Stirling (Scotland), University of Bayreuth (Germany), University of Windsor (Canada) and University of Oregon (USA).
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - 55.15
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 65
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Career opportunities
Our students have gone on to become sporting club team managers and account managers. You may also find positions in health and fitness centres, marketing and sponsorship agencies, local government and sport boards, venue management or even athlete management.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business (Sport Management)Melbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Sport Management placement opportunities

As part of our commitment to innovating curriculum design and development, we have recently appointed several Work Integrated Learning Coordinators at our Melbourne and Regional campuses. Work integrated learning means you'll get to apply your skills in the workplace, as you study. You can earn credit towards your degree through work placements or simulations. Work integrated learning is endorsed by the Federal Government and industry groups such as the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It will assist to increase your employability potential when you graduate.

Additionally, placements are offered in various Sport Management subjects. The Sports Practicum gives you the chance to analyse current practices, evaluate personal and professional competencies and apply theory to a sports management issue. In the Victorian Champions League, you become the Club Manager within Football Federation Victoria and develop your sport management skills to develop and promote the League. The Sport Management Project lets you apply theory to a practical project negotiated with your unit coordinator.

Overseas study opportunities

Gain valuable overseas experience by taking part in a short-term overseas study program with one of our 100 partner universities in over 30 countries. Or spend 6–12 months in a student exchange program in destinations like Canada, the US, South America, Europe or the UK. Our exchange partners include the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, Berlin School of Economics or the BEM Management School in France. See student exchange.

Alternative pathways

Going straight from school to university isn't an option for everyone. There may be other pathways to help you gain entry into this course. See alternative course pathways.

Student and graduate profiles

Find out about the experiences of one of our Sport Management students.

Sport and leisure management is an excellent course for anyone interested in the sporting industry.

Mr Thomas Burns, Business, Economics and Law

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law or focus on staff in Sport Management.

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