La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business (Sport Development and Management)


2018 'Clearly In' ATAR*
Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.

*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.

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 as studying 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 sport strategy and governance.

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).

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.

Entry requirements


Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
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.

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.

Career outcomes

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.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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Additional information

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.

See Student Handbook for more details

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