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Sports Business

MSc

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Business and Management

Start Dates(s): January

Duration:

Two years part-time

In Brief:

  • Develop your career in the exciting world of sports business
  • Learn about innovations and analytics in sport
  • This programme will enable those currently in coaching roles to cross into managerial or other related corporate roles
  • A part-time only course
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

Develop your career in the exciting world of sports business. You will learn about the modern sports environment where innovations around analytics and its interface with traditional managerial activities are changing the face of the business.

Course Structure

Modules will include:

High Performance and Competitive Advantage in the Business of Sport

Sports Analytics

Performance Psychology in the Global Sporting Context

The Economics of Global Sport; Sports Finance

Sports Marketing in a Digital World

eSports

Leading a 21st Century Sports Organisation

The Law

Business Innovation Project (choose one from six month paid work placement, assessed internship, live project, dissertation)

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2.2 first degree or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in International Management. GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) would be an advantage.  We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Suitable For

This course is designed to enable participants to either rise up the sporting organisation in which they currently work or to cross into the sport business environment from other business sectors. It will also enable those currently in coaching roles to cross into managerial or other related corporate roles.

Employability

The sporting and leisure sector is recognised as one of the few sectors guaranteed to grow over the next 10 years. Careers and/or jobs with sporting organisations and associated businesses will continue to grow with the industry as a whole as the sports industry professionalises its management in line with other business sectors.

Links with Industry

The Centre for Sports Business has links within the industry with most governing bodies, The FA, the LTA, County Cricket, UK Athletics and with player associations such as the PFA and WTA. It is has also worked with the League Managers Association. The Centre also has close links with analytics companies such as Prozone, EA Sports and the 21st Club. This is just a flavour of the relationships the Centre has with the industry and there are many more (check the website).

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