La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)


Semester starts
March, July, November
3 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
29 000

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.

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

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.

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

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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