Masters | Postgraduate Course - Sports Business Management MSc, PG Dip Course Details within University of Central Lancashire

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Sports Business Management MSc, PG Dip

Study Details

MSc/PgDip: 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time (campus and online distance learning)

The MSc Sports Business Management degree is designed to enable you to make a significant contribution to the dynamic and complex global sports industry. The course will develop and enhance students’ business management knowledge and skills. It is completely taught within the sport context by staff with sport management and consultancy experience.

This course forms part of the HE Institution Partnerships Programme with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA). We are one of a few universities nationally that form part of this pilot programme.  The aim of this programme is to build employability benchmarks for graduates in our sector.

This enables our MSc students to access a range of CIMPSA services and products including CIMPSA membership, CPD eLearning, CIMPSA publications and student engagement and opportunities.

Module details

Full-time (on campus and distance learning)

One-year programme (Sept – August)

Semester 1:

  • TL4024 Principles and Practice of Sports Marketing
  • TL4187: Research Methods for Sport

Semester 2:

  • TL4041 Sport Operations and Legal Aspects of Sports Business
  • TL4042 Sports Finance and Economics

Year-long:

  • TL4039 Sports Business and Strategic Thinking
  • T4054 Professional Development in Sport
  • TL4186 Dissertation in Sport

Part-time (on campus and distance learning)

Two-three year programme

Year 1 (Sept – May)

Semester 1:

  • TL4024 Principles and Practice of Sports Marketing

Semester 2:

  • TL4041 Sport Operations and Legal Aspects of Sports Business

Year-long:

  • TL4039 Sports Business and Strategic Thinking
  • T4054 Professional Development in Sport

Year 2 (Sept – May)

Semester 1:

  • TL4187: Research Methods for Sport

Semester 2:

  • TL4042 Sports Finance and Economics

 Year-long: (Sept – Aug)

  •  TL4186 Dissertation in Sport (an extra year can be given to write up the dissertation)

Entry Requirements

An honours degree from a British university (or overseas equivalent). It would normally be expected that this degree be awarded at the level of lower second class or above (or overseas equivalent)

Student Destinations

Graduates of the programme have gone on to work for a range of UK and international sports organisations or they have enhanced their practice as experienced sports industry professionals. A strong philosophy of the MSc is to be intellectually and academically stimulating but clearly focused on the vocational needs of the industry, generating practitioners who can challenge and develop existing practices. The course is suitable for existing sports professionals and those with an appropriate undergraduate qualification who aspire to have a career in sport business management.