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Bachelor of Business – Sports Management

Turn your passion into a profession.

Undergraduate

Qualification

3 years full-time

Duration

Mar, Jul, Nov

Start Date

24

Units

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Learning Mode

$43,500*

Fees

‘The support level has been unmatched. ELAs, student advisors, anyone you contact is always there for you. There is always someone to reach out to, always someone to help, always someone you can lean on.’

Corey, Swinburne Online graduate

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Team Management jobs are predicted to increase by 6.1% over the next 5 years, meaning now is the perfect time to start a career in Sports Management.

We’re in the QS ‘Top 50 Under 50’ rankings for 2021.

‘The support level has been unmatched. ELAs, student advisors, anyone you contact is always there for you. There is always someone to reach out to, always someone to help, always someone you can lean on.’

Corey, Swinburne Online graduate

6.1% ▴

Team Management jobs are predicted to increase by 6.1% over the next 5 years, meaning now is the perfect time to start a career in Sports Management.

We’re in the QS ‘Top 50 Under 50’ rankings for 2021.

Be part of the future of sport and join a global multibillion dollar industry.

In this course, you’ll use cutting edge technology and remain connected to a professional network throughout your studies. You will learn how to manage sporting clubs and facilities, organise events, and develop community initiatives that promote healthy living.

Taught by skilled experts in the field, this degree gives you an understanding of the financial, administrative and legal aspects of sports management. You’ll learn to analyse data to stay ahead of the game and graduate feeling workforce ready.

The Bachelor of Business – Sports Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, and is a part of the five per cent of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB.

What will you learn?

  • Sports Management: Explore the world of sports management and the growth and opportunities in the delivery of sport in Australia.
  • Sports Media: Dive into how sport, advertising and sponsorship function as well as social media and fan engagement.
  • Event Management: Plan and manage events, and accurately assess if they achieve key business objectives.
  • Sports Marketing: Learn how marketing can position your sporting club, organisation or brand for success in the highly competitive sport market.
  • Facility Management: Learn how to manage the operational aspects of a sporting and recreational facility including staffing, organisational structure and risk management.

The Swinburne Online-SEEK connection

The suite of Swinburne Online Business degrees provides students with the opportunity to forge connections with industry. Students hear from guest speakers and live clients with demonstrated experience within their respective fields.

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Flexible study

What does flexible study mean for me?

Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study how it suits you. Decide when and where it fits in with your life and tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important.

Flexible study at Swinburne Online

Set a study pace that work with what’s going on in your life. If you’re unsure about how much you can commit to, we can offer part-time options and the option of increasing your unit load as your progress. Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.

You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is flexibly designed for online learners.

Start when it suits. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability, so you can choose when you begin your studies or if you need to take a break.

Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, 7 days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with anything from tech support to research advice and dedicated online tutors in each of your units.

Structure

Your course structure

The Bachelor of Business – Sports Management consists of 24 units, including six core business units, two capstone units, eight sports management major units and eight electives.

Capstone units combine the skills you’ll learn throughout your degree and apply them to practical scenarios to solidify your knowledge. You’ll collaborate with your peers and solve real business problems, giving you the confidence to step into the workforce with practical experience.

Course highlight

Why study a degree in Sports Management with Swinburne Online? Our courses are at the forefront of industry and provide you with the practical skills to success come graduation. Get a taste through the course highlight below or view all units in this bachelor’s degree.

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How you'll learn

Learning designed for online

Your study journey with Swinburne Online is tailored to the digital space. You’ll study in a dynamic virtual classroom environment, interact with your peers in the custom-built social platform, and receive support at the times you need it from advisors who understand studying online.

Your online study journey

You’ll complete each of your units in Canvas, your online classroom, and be guided through coursework by an online tutor with real-world experience in your field of study. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.

The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.

Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units and advisors to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.

Entry requirements

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

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The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

2022 Guaranteed Entry ATAR: 60

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL).

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Credit transfer
Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Speak to a Course Consultant about applying for credit.

Applicants who have completed a Diploma in a related discipline may be eligible for credit of up to 8 units; the equivalent of a third of the course. Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit of up to 16 units.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Speak to a Course Consultant about applying for RPL.

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and provides advanced standing to the second.

Credit available may vary depending on the major selected within any given degree but in most instances you may receive up to 8 unit credits.

Our Course Consultants will step you through the process of entry and credit using previous study.

Fees

The estimated fee for this course is $43,500*.

Commonwealth provided loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees and there are a range of university, government and privately funded scholarships and prizes.

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Course fees may change without notice and will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.

This course is offered to domestic and offshore international students. Depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.

Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. You may be eligible for Swinburne Scholarships.

Career Outcomes

Your pathway to industry

The Bachelor of Business – Sports Management prioritises your readiness to succeed come graduation through industry connections embedded in your degree:

  • Projects: Work on an industry consulting project, solidifying your knowledge and giving you highly employable skills.
  • Teaching: Your learning advisors work in the industry themselves, helping you to stay connected to your career goals.
  • Guest Speakers: You’ll hear from a range of industry experts, giving you the opportunity to collaborate with professionals in your field.

Take a lead role in the management of clubs and sporting facilities. Develop and implement plans, while managing cost and negotiating with suppliers to maximise efficiencies.

You’ll have two key goals as a marketing manager in the sports world: to attract new fans and business sponsors. You’ll develop marketing campaigns designed to support your organisation or company.

Your main objective is to craft strategic partnerships & secure new sponsors, whilst maintaining excellent relationships with your existing sponsors. You’ll be a valued member of the team, helping to fund teams, stadiums and community events.

In this exciting role, you’ll pull together small and large scale events for your organisation. You’ll plan events, communicate with stakeholders and ensure events will run smoothly.

Oversee your team and its’ development. You’ll establish goals, maintain key values and motivate great performance.

Your role is all about the future – new customers, new markets, new products and new processes. You’ll plan and strategise development, helping your company to reach their business goals.

Testimonial

‘I am studying a Bachelor of Business majoring in Sports Management at Swinburne Online. It gives me the flexibility to study in my own time, meaning I can keep working in my part-time role at Richmond Football Club and learn new skills daily in the sports industry. It’s a competitive world, however put yourself out there and take that leap of faith. If you put in hard work, you’ll succeed at learning and working at the same time.’

Shenali

Swinburne Online student

FAQs
What are other students asking?
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For students undertaking a degree, most of your learning materials are included with a free license provided to you by Swinburne Online. However, in some cases, you will be notified via your student email that you will need to buy specific software or eTexts. For TAFE Business students, all of your learning materials will be available online and are covered by your course fees. You won’t need to purchase any further materials.
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We have a whole variety of support options available to students seven days a week, so no one is ever left feeling alone. For students studying a degree with us, your small online class of 20-24 students is run by a dedicated online tutor (eLearning Advisor), who will always be happy to respond to your questions. Our Student Advisors (SAs) are a team of academic/technical and administrative specialists who can be contacted seven days a week. They can help with issues from advice on assignments to problems with logging in to the Student Portal. We also have online assessment support options that will cater to a range of academic needs. To find out more about our university support options, visit the student support page on our website. For VET students, everything you need to know to complete your diploma is housed in our unique system called Canvas. However, if you do find yourself with questions one of our VET student team are on hand.
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You won’t normally have to be online at a specific time. Your course material is available for you from the beginning of each teaching period and you can work through it in the hours that suit you. There are some live webinar sessions that run approximately once a month. These are a special opportunity for students to sign in at the same time as their tutors, normally before an assessment deadline. It gives you the chance to ask any questions relating to the assignment in real time and hear other student’s questions and thoughts. We understand that students won’t always be able to make these sessions, so they can be replayed the next day.

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