La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)


Start dates
March (Melbourne and regional), July (Melbourne Campus only), November (Melbourne Campus only) 2018
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.

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 policy, sport media 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 governance and sport development.

You'll have the flexibility of eight 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).

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

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

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. 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.

*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in July for the new statement.

Career outcomes

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.

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 Summer Semester 2018 will open later this year.

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