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C04290v1 Master of Sport Management

Award(s): Master of Sport Management (MSportM)
CRICOS code: 084677D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus


This course replaces the Master of Management (C04239).

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


The Master of Sport Management is designed to develop critical, interpretive and problem-solving skills, and to provide a significant overview of the sport industry.

The course develops advanced skill sets needed for managers to operate in the sport industry.

Course aims

The course provides theories, models and case studies in order to understand the complex nature of the sport industry.

Career options

Graduates may pursue careers in such fields as:

  • sport marketing
  • sport event management
  • venue and facility management
  • sports development
  • sports administration
  • operations management.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 critically analyse complex theoretical business concepts and apply them in a global context
2.1 use relevant information and data to critically analyse complex issues in sport management practice
2.2 formulate creative and innovative solutions to complex sport management issues
3.1 communicate information clearly and fluently in written form appropriate stakeholders
3.2 use oral communication appropriately in a professional context to convey information clearly and fluently
3.3 interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome
4.1 evidence understanding of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice and accountablility for related personal outputs
4.2 critically evaluate and apply sustainability principles to decisions in business contexts
5.1 apply broad skills effectively within sport management practice
5.2 execute a substantial research-based or professionally focused sport management project

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

If the previous qualification is not in a related field, applicants require a minimum of two years' relevant work experience. Applicants with a relevant graduate certificate must have completed it with at least a credit average.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted a maximum of eight subject exemptions, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study.

Course duration and attendance

The course may be completed in one-and-a-half years of full-time or three years of part-time study.

Course structure

All students must complete a total of 72 credit points made up of 12 subjects, comprising four core subjects (24 credit points), a specialisation in sport management comprising five subjects (30 credit points) and three elective subjects (18 credit points).

Course completion requirements

STM90930 Core subjects 24cp
STM90951 Sport Management stream 30cp
CBK91016 Electives (Business) 18cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical full-time program is provided below, showing a suggested study sequence for students undertaking the course full time, commencing in Autumn session.

Detailed course programs are available at study plan management.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
21919 Business Models and Strategic Planning   6cp
27732 Sport Organisations   6cp
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
Spring session
21931 Research Skills for Managers   6cp
21918 Sport Business   6cp
27721 Sport Globalisation   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21920 Critical Issues in Sport Management   6cp
21927 Management Research Project (Capstone)   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Sport Management (C11037), the Graduate Diploma in Sport Management (C07029), and the Master of Sport Management.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
UTS: Business (Postgraduate)