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Sport Management MSc

OVERVIEW

The sport industry is expected to offer increasing employment opportunities as the industry continues to grow throughout the world. However, alongside this growth has also developed a more competitive labour market and higher expectations of organisations, managers and customers within the sport industry.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The strong specificities of the sport industry (e.g. high media coverage and social resonance, ambiguity of objectives and conflicting logics, multiplicity of stakeholders, uncertainty of outcome, necessary cooperation and co-production between competitors, fans loyalty, volunteerism etc.) require managers with specific skills and expertise, and an in-depth knowledge of sport organisations.

The MSc in Sport Management at the Coventry Business School therefore aims to provide specialist training for sport business managers who are working in the sector or those who are seeking a professional career in the industry. It is also open to graduates in any discipline with no prior work experience and who are looking for the opportunity for employment in any of the many sectors that comprise the sport sector. In this regard, the following objectives have been established:

  1. to introduce you to a range of concepts and theories that will enable them to critically analyse sports organisations contexts and functions both nationally and internationally;
  2. to explore current trends and key concepts in sport management;
  3. to enable you to further develop analytical and decision-making skills and to encourage reflective practice;
  4. to enable you to recognise, plan and develop appropriate management skills necessary to build contacts in the sport industry and/or gain employment in sport organisations.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

These courses are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments and the requirements of the profession, needs of industry and government legislation.

The Sport Management course covers a range of subject areas such as:

  • sport organisation and governance;
  • sport legal environment and broadcasting;
  • sport finance;
  • managing people in sport organisations;
  • sport marketing and sponsorship;
  • facilities and events operations management.

You are also given the opportunity to follow optional topics such as:

  • strategic management;
  • entrepreneurship and small business;
  • developing skills for business leadership;
  • market research.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?

The Business School provides a specialist management course designed to suit the needs of the sports industry sector.

The MSc course provides the flexibility to allow you to focus within the sports industry on particular sector(s) or skills which support your professional aspirations. It offers opportunities for work-based research and the opportunity to undertake a company internship to gain invaluable work experience in the industry.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. International applicants should also hold a minimum of 6.5 score in the IELTS test for English language. More information on entry requirements for international applicants can be found here.

HOW TO APPLY

To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The MSc in Sport Management provides a direct progression route for students studying undergraduate applied management courses in Leisure, Sport and Tourism to study sport management at a higher level. However, graduates of any discipline (e.g. sport science but also general management, sociology, engineering etc.) who wish to work in the sport industry also have the opportunity to gain a postgraduate degree that offers a global perspective of managing sports organisations.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

 

Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
BEST098
Duration:
  • 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time

Qualification:
  • Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time

Fees:
£13,678

Contact Details:

International Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152

 

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