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Sport Business Management

Prepare for an exciting career in the sports industry on a course with excellent industry ties.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,000 for the course †
International: £13,250 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September, January

Course summary

  • Attain the knowledge, skills and attributes required for a professional career in sport.
  • Work with world-class sports organisations on an industry-based project.
  • Undertake an optional 12 weeks of industry placement.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the core aspects of sports business and finance.
  • Benefit from the experience of tutors with substantial industry, research and consultancy experience.

This course builds upon your existing experience or qualifications in equipping you for an exciting career in sport. You'll learn the ins and outs of this ever-growing industry, gaining the contacts, skills and credentials that you need to make an impact in it.

Student view

Cathy moved to Sheffield from Tapei to study MSc Sports Business Management. In this video, she talks about Hallam's on-campus facilities and services, as well as Sheffield's peacefulness and beauty.

How you learn

On this course, you will develop employability skills alongside detailed knowledge of the global sports industry. You will learn to identify and develop creative solutions for major clients, gain practical experience through optional industry placements and attain a sound theoretical grounding under tutelage from experienced specialists in world-class facilities. You will also have access to an employability adviser who will assist you with one-to-one sessions on application writing, preparation for interview, CV development and individually tailored career guidance.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • research projects for major clients
  • optional industry placements
  • independent learning

Course leaders and tutors

Olga Polyakova
Olga Polyakova
Course Leader for MSc Sport Business Management, Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management

Olga teaches on Sport Business Management undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

Applied learning

Work placements

You have the option to complete a 12-week work placement, where you receive support and advice from a placement mentor alongside a member of the academic staff. We use our network of local, regional, national and international employers to help secure you a challenging and fulfilling placement.

Recent clients have included Manchester City FC, the International Cricket Council, the Singapore Sports Council, Badminton England, UFC (Ultimate Fight Championship), Sheffield United FC and Sheffield Wednesday FC.

Live projects

As part of your study, you will be required to undertake an industry-based research project, in which you work with sport organisations to develop solutions to problems or explore potential market opportunities.

Networking opportunities

With superb industry ties, as well as opportunities for work placements and research projects, this course offers ample opportunity for networking.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • regional, national and international sporting bodies
  • local authority and voluntary sector sport
  • sporting clubs sport leagues
  • major venues and facilities
  • event management organisations
  • sports consultancies
  • player-agent organisations
  • sport related government agencies
  • sponsorship procurement
Student success story

Hear about Gabriel's Olympic experience

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

UK students

Normally a first degree 2:2 or above in a sport-related or business and management-related subject

OR a first degree 2:2 or above in an unrelated subject, but with experience of working in sport or general business and management.

We welcome enquiries from those who have substantial management experience but who do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite you for an interview to discuss your particular background, experience and qualifications. Our aim is to ensure you can achieve success on this masters course, but please contact us if you wish to discuss your own concerns. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Through accreditation of prior learning (APL), students may claim entry with credit or exemptions on the basis of their existing qualifications, knowledge and experience.

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 a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

EU and 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.


Modules

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Financial Skills For Business Decisions Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Global Economics Of Sport Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Sport Event Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Sports Marketing And The Media Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Sports Strategy Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing People In Sport Organisations Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Researching Sport Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Sport Business Consultancy Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Work-Based Learning Project Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £7,000 for the course.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. 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 2018/19 is £13,250 for the course.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Postgraduate student loans

Up to £10,609 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.

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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)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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