La Trobe University

Master of Management (Sport Management)


Start dates
March, July, November 2019
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
$28,000 per 120 credit points.

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.

Prem Gaire

Prem Gaire

Current student, Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

“My course is about creating business opportunities.”


Prem Gaire believes that people can best serve society through innovative business. It was this belief – along with the practical industry relevance of the course – that attracted him to the Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation).

An international student from Nepal, Prem is flourishing at La Trobe, achieving A grades in all four subjects in his first semester. He is loving the challenges that each new assignment presents.

‘My course is about creating business opportunities either within an established business or by creating a new business altogether. My current qualification and experience will help me shape my future.’

Entry requirements


An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant business experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

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.

Career outcomes

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

Course fees

$28,000 per 120 credit points.


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

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

Applications for Summer Semester, 2018/19 and Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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Additional information

Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of Advanced Standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

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: