Sport Management

Why study Sport Management?

Taught out of our CBD campus, the Master of Management (Sport Management) uses case study-based learning and industry presenters to offer a course that will help improve the performance of individuals and organisations within the sport industry.

It allows you to complete one subject in four days and also offers credit for prior learning.

Master of Management (Sport Management) has been designed to:

  • equip you with the core foundation knowledge required of all managers
  • develop knowledge specific to sport management, an area that requires particular skills and competencies
  • equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage sport management activities across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in small, medium, and large scale organisations.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

Sport management is a global industry, with a myriad of opportunities in the private, non-profit and government sectors. Graduates of courses within the Master of Management (Sport Management) will be suited to senior management and leadership roles with professional sport teams, international, national and state sport governing bodies, and major sport events and venues.

Courses

Local students

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2017 - apply now

Master of Management (Sport Management)
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
February, July and November
Campus:
City
Year
2017
About this course
Studying the Master of Management (Sport Management) at our City Campus prepares you for a range of careers in the global sports industry. Learn to work with professional sports teams, manage relationships between athletes and the media, or start your own sports business.

You'll graduate with the skills needed to be a sport management leader with professional sport teams, international, national and state sport governing bodies, and at major sport events and venues. You could also work in the private, non-profit and government sectors of the sports industry in senior management roles.

Starting with the foundation business knowledge required of all managers, you'll go on to study a variety of sport management electives and complete a research thesis project as a pathway to a research degree.

The course uses case-study-based learning and features regular guest lectures by business leaders. You'll gain valuable insights into performance development, learn how to develop and evaluate innovative business processes, and implement management and communication strategies related to athlete and coach welfare. The course partners with the AFL Coaches Association and AFL Sports Ready, meaning youll gain experience from professionals at the top of their careers.

You'll also benefit from our education and training partnerships with significant professional associations. For example, if you are a VicSport Professionals Network member, you can apply for our Industry Masters Scholarship.

All of our sports and management core subjects are offered in accelerated block mode at our City Campus, and most classes are delivered in four-day intensives at our state-of-the-art teaching space in Melbourne's CBD.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant business experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$26,500 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course commences in Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July), and Summer Semester (November).
Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of Advanced Standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Summer Semester 2017/18.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Graduate Certificate in Sport Management
Duration :
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
City
Year
2018
About this course
The Graduate Certificate in Sport Management is designed to provide a foundation in the basics of the sport management field and provide a pathway into postgraduate study.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without a cognate undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant business experience.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$28,000 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
Minimum advanced standing requirements
In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Graduate Diploma in Sport Management
Duration :
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
City
Year
2018
About this course
The Graduate Diploma in Sport Management qualification is designed as a stand-alone qualification or as a pathway into the Master of Management (Sport Management).
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without a cognate undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant business experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$26,500 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
Minimum advanced standing requirements
In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Management (Sport Management)
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
March, July, November
Campus:
City
Year
2018
About this course
Studying the Master of Management (Sport Management) at our City Campus prepares you for a range of careers in the global sports industry. Learn to work with professional sports teams, manage relationships between athletes and the media, or start your own sports business.

You'll graduate with the skills needed to be a sport management leader with professional sport teams, international, national and state sport governing bodies, and at major sport events and venues. You could also work in the private, non-profit and government sectors of the sports industry in senior management roles.

Starting with the foundation business knowledge required of all managers, you'll go on to study a variety of sport management electives and complete a research thesis project as a pathway to a research degree.

The course uses case-study-based learning and features regular guest lectures by business leaders. You'll gain valuable insights into performance development, learn how to develop and evaluate innovative business processes, and implement management and communication strategies related to athlete and coach welfare. The course partners with the AFL Coaches Association and AFL Sports Ready, meaning youll gain experience from professionals at the top of their careers.

You'll also benefit from our education and training partnerships with significant professional associations. For example, if you are a VicSport Professionals Network member, you can apply for our Industry Masters Scholarship.

All of our sports and management core subjects are offered in accelerated block mode at our City Campus, and most classes are delivered in four-day intensives at our state-of-the-art teaching space in Melbourne's CBD.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant business experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$28,000 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of Advanced Standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2017 - apply now

Master of Management (Sport Management) (080516J)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
February, July and November
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 000
Campus
City
Year
2017
About this course
Studying the Master of Management (Sport Management) at our City Campus prepares you for a range of careers in the global sports industry. Learn to work with professional sports teams, manage relationships between athletes and the media, or start your own sports business.

You'll graduate with the skills needed to be a sport management leader with professional sport teams, international, national and state sport governing bodies, and at major sport events and venues. You could also work in the private, non-profit and government sectors of the sports industry in senior management roles.

Starting with the foundation business knowledge required of all managers, you'll go on to study a variety of sport management electives and complete a research thesis project as a pathway to a research degree.

The course uses case-study-based learning and features regular guest lectures by business leaders. You'll gain valuable insights into performance development, learn how to develop and evaluate innovative business processes, and implement management and communication strategies related to athlete and coach welfare. The course partners with the AFL Coaches Association and AFL Sports Ready, meaning youll gain experience from professionals at the top of their careers.

You'll also benefit from our education and training partnerships with significant professional associations. For example, if you are a VicSport Professionals Network member, you can apply for our Industry Masters Scholarship.

All of our sports and management core subjects are offered in accelerated block mode at our City Campus, and most classes are delivered in four-day intensives at our state-of-the-art teaching space in Melbourne's CBD.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

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): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

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

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

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. (Optional) The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate to gain entry to a 1.5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Master of Management (Sport Management) (080516J)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
March, July, November
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
$34 000
Campus
City
Year
2018
About this course
Studying the Master of Management (Sport Management) at our City Campus prepares you for a range of careers in the global sports industry. Learn to work with professional sports teams, manage relationships between athletes and the media, or start your own sports business.

You'll graduate with the skills needed to be a sport management leader with professional sport teams, international, national and state sport governing bodies, and at major sport events and venues. You could also work in the private, non-profit and government sectors of the sports industry in senior management roles.

Starting with the foundation business knowledge required of all managers, you'll go on to study a variety of sport management electives and complete a research thesis project as a pathway to a research degree.

The course uses case-study-based learning and features regular guest lectures by business leaders. You'll gain valuable insights into performance development, learn how to develop and evaluate innovative business processes, and implement management and communication strategies related to athlete and coach welfare. The course partners with the AFL Coaches Association and AFL Sports Ready, meaning youll gain experience from professionals at the top of their careers.

You'll also benefit from our education and training partnerships with significant professional associations. For example, if you are a VicSport Professionals Network member, you can apply for our Industry Masters Scholarship.

All of our sports and management core subjects are offered in accelerated block mode at our City Campus, and most classes are delivered in four-day intensives at our state-of-the-art teaching space in Melbourne's CBD.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

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): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

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

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

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. (Optional) The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate to gain entry to a 1.5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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.

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Student and graduate profiles

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

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

Mr Thomas Burns, Business, Economics and Law