University of Technology Sydney

C04290v3 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

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

Overview

The Master of Sport Management provides advanced insights into the operation of the sport industry, both in Australia and internationally. The course is designed to develop professional skills and knowledge to equip students for collaborative and leadership positions in the fast growing, increasingly complex sport sector. With this in mind, the program includes subjects that develop a critical understanding of sport management across the areas of business, globalisation, governance, marketing, media, development, technology, innovation, and social impact. Importantly, the course is designed for students from diverse backgrounds and delivered using flexible learning methods, thus making it suitable for working professionals as well as domestic and international students.

More than ever, the global sport marketplace is in need of professionals with managerial and commercial but also sport-specific knowledge. With this in mind, the course develops advanced skill sets needed for managers to operate in the increasingly complex and dynamic sport industry.

Course aims

The Master of Sport Management combines business literacy with sport-specific management learning. It provides theories, models and practical case studies in order to understand the complex nature of the sport industry. The course aims to produce graduates who:

  • Are effective, collaborative and responsive professionals capable of managing, leading and inspiring in the field of sport management.
  • Exhibit reflective critical thinking to optimise decision making and positive change through creative, evidence-based solutions.
  • Take personal, social and ethical responsibility for their contribution to the sport industry.
  • Acquire knowledge of methods to increase managerial performance and positive social impact through sport.
  • Advance professional relationships through teamwork and engagement in a multi-faceted and diverse sport environment.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency across a variety of sports and social settings.

Career options

Graduates may pursue careers in fields such as sport management, sport marketing, sport event management, venue and operations management, sports development, sport policy, international relations, and sports administration.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to develop creative strategies that respond to Indigenous and non-Indigenous community/ business needs and emerging challenges within a sport context
2.1 Communicate information clearly and persuasively to a diverse range of sport stakeholders
2.2 Interact with sport stakeholders and work effectively in teams to deliver project outcomes that serve community and commercial interests
3.1 Evaluate and apply principles of law, ethics, sustainability and Indigenous values in a sport management context
4.1 Integrate advanced knowledge of complex sport management concepts, including Indigenous perspectives, and technical skills to lead professional practice across community and commercial sport management contexts

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.

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.

Pathway course

Students who do not meet the requirements to gain entry into the Master of Sport Management may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Sport Management (C11037) offered on a part-time basis or the Graduate Certificate in Business Immersion and Career Transition (C11300) offered on a full-time basis. Satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Certificate allows students to articulate into the Master of Sport Management.

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. For more information about the application process, see How to Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

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

Students must complete a total of 72 credit points made up of 11 subjects, comprising nine core subjects (54 credit points), one elective subject (6 credit points), and either Industry Research Project or Internship Experience (12 credit points).

Course completion requirements

STM91682 Core Subjects (MSportM) 54cp
STM91383 Management Capstone stream 12cp
CBK92113 Electives (MSportM) 6cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below showing the recommended study sequence to ensure completion of the course within the expected duration.

Students with at least two years full time, or equivalent, relevant managerial work experience can substitute an alternative subject in place of 21900 Business Literacies and the Future via an e-Request. The managerial or supervisory work experience must be demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment and the position held within the organisation.

Not all subjects are offered every session. Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21900 Business Literacies and the Future   6cp
21854 Creative Problem Solving   6cp
21952 Sport for Social Impact   6cp
21920 Sport Governance and Integrity   6cp
Spring session
21918 Sport Business   6cp
21935 Sport, Events and Globalisation   6cp
21895 Business and Social Impact   6cp
21928 Managing Staff and Volunteers   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21882 Legal Issues for Sports, Events and Not-for-Profits   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
21890 Industry Research Project 12cp  
26799 Internship Experience 12cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
21918 Sport Business   6cp
21935 Sport, Events and Globalisation   6cp
21895 Business and Social Impact   6cp
21900 Business Literacies and the Future   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21854 Creative Problem Solving   6cp
21920 Sport Governance and Integrity   6cp
21952 Sport for Social Impact   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
21928 Managing Staff and Volunteers   6cp
21882 Legal Issues for Sports, Events and Not-for-Profits   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
21890 Industry Research Project 12cp  
26799 Internship Experience 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Sport Management (C11037) or Graduate Certificate in Business Immersion and Career Transition (C11300), 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)
email business@uts.edu.au
Business (Postgraduate)