La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business (Sport Development and Management)


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
3 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
29 000

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.

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

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

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.

English language requirement

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

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

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

Annual tuition fee (A$)

29 000


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 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 you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

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 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:

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