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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Sport Business Management

Learn the skills to join the next generation of business managers shaping global sport.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 96 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? C6N2
When do I start? September

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Course summary

  • Learn from the best on a course that has been developed in collaboration with industry experts.
  • Gain skills that are transferable to other industries.
  • Get to work with well known organisations in a live project and work placements.

Work with organisations like UK Sport, the English Football Association and various football clubs to understand management and business as applied in organisations in the sport industry. This course prepares you to take advantage of the many opportunities resulting from the continuing expansion of the global sport economy.

Student View

Watch student Harry Preston talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Daniel Plumley talk about this course.

Alongside business and management concepts, you learn about the sport environment and the role of sport in society to achieve a range of objectives. You study modules ranging from the basics of financial management to the strategic positioning of products and services.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • project supervision
  • demonstration
  • workshops
  • field trips
  • external visits
  • placements

Course leaders and tutors

Vicky Norman
Vicky Norman
Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management

I have worked in the sports industry for the last 11 years, before that completing my undergrad at Sheffield Hallam

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Past students have had placements with Reebok India, Badminton England, Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United football clubs, Sheffield Steelers, Leicester Tigers, England Rugby 2015, the English Institute of Sport, Champneys Springs Health Resort, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sport Industries Research Centre, England and Wales Cricket Board.

Live projects

In the enterprise and innovation module you have the opportunity to present and develop your own business idea with the help of the University's Research and Innovation Office. You examine opportunities and markets, study entrepreneurship and innovation theory, as well as using applied research from your chosen sporting industry.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • business analysis in social media
  • marketing
  • general management
  • corporate sales
  • retail management
  • events management
  • sports development
  • project management
  • financial services associate
  • a professional sports environment

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Adidas Group
  • Southwell
  • Wolverhampton and Worcester Racecourses
  • Sheffield International Venues
  • Bournemouth FC
  • LA Fitness
  • Sheffield United FC
  • IMG
  • ALDI
  • Sunderland AFC
  • Gloucestershire FA
  • Construction Gleeson
  • The Jockey Club (including the Grand National)
  • EY (previously Ernst & Young)
  • Decathlon
  • Synergy Sponsorship
Student success story

In April 2018, 15 students and alumni from Sheffield Hallam travelled to the Gold Coast in Australia to work for 3 weeks at the Commonwealth Games. "This was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I met world famous athletes and developed myself personally and professionally."
George Powdrill, BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management

Student success story

Meet the students behind Sheffield's footballing success

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Collegiate Crescent
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S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 96

From two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies. For example:

  • CCC at A Level including relevant subject(s).
  • MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ or general studies

GCSE

  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents*

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

  • an Access to HE Diploma from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 39 level 3 credits should be graded at merit or above.

You also need to demonstrate an ability to
study academic subjects at degree level

  • debate topics and issues
  • draw on conclusions from written material
  • study independently as well as a member of a group
  • use computers and technology associated with contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods
  • successfully complete a range of assignments including researched essays and practical examinations

This is normally achieved by completing academic study at level three or above in the last four years.

* GCSE English and mathematics equivalent

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions or disabilities you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the course requirements and take part without disadvantage. You can contact our University student support staff on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom) and explore any issues you may have.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Management And Leadership Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing The Sports Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Principles Of Marketing And Finance For Sport Managers Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Sport Research In Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Management Of Sport In Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Sport Management Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Marketing And Finance For Sport Managers Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise And Innovation In Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisational Behaviour And Hrm In Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research In Sport Business Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Event Management Design And Innovation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing The Development Of Sport In The Uk Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Operational Facility Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Management Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Management Of Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Economics And Finance Of Professional Team Sports Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing The Development Of International Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport, Brands And Culture Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Facility Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Management Of Sport Events Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)

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