Master of Management (Sport Management)
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 you’ll 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.
We offer a flexible timetable that allows you to balance your study with other commitments. All core subjects are available as evening classes.
Academic entry requirement
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.
English language requirement
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.
Sport management is a global industry, offering a range of career opportunities in the private, non-profit and government sectors. After graduation you could work in a senior management role with a professional sports team. There is also demand for sports management leaders at international, national and state sport governing bodies, and at major sport events and venues.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
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.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
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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