Bachelor of Business (Sport Development and Management)
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.
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;
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.
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$)
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
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:
CRICOS code: 078466K