Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course gives insight for sport enthusiasts interested in what happens behind-the-scenes - how sport is managed, presented and promoted. Students explore the business of sport-specific operations through theory and work experience in the sports industry. In first year, students develop knowledge of business principles by studying economics, accounting and finance, sport management and sport marketing. This gives students an understanding of the business structures, business culture and performance management that underpin the sporting industry. In second year, they investigate the social and economic policies of sport through business law, sport policy, sport media and human resources management studies. In third year, students complete a 200-hour work placement and analyse current practices, apply sport management theory, and develop industry connections. At the same time, students undertake workshops that develop employability plus core subjects in volunteer management, sport governance and sport development. Students have the flexibility of eight elective choices from any subject area and the opportunity to take part in overseas business studies with La Trobe's partner universities across the globe. These include University of Stirling (Scotland), University of Bayreuth (Germany), University of Windsor (Canada) and University of Oregon (USA). Unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Students must complete at least 360 credit points. At least 270 of these must be in subjects offered by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. In first year, they take four business foundation subjects, two subjects specific to the sport management disciplinary core and two elective subjects. The four business foundation subjects, Business Foundations, Accounting and Finance for Business, Business Economics, and Business Analytics, will introduce key business disciplines and work-ready skills. These skills will be further enhanced in second and third year with a subject in Sustainability and a capstone subject in Entrepreneurship, respectively. In addition to these common core subjects students complete eight core subjects in sport management over the three years of the degree, which will provide them a comprehensive understanding of the sport industry, as well as its key players and organisational frameworks.
- Sport management
Standard entry requirements
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
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