Learn to succeed in the ever-expanding sport business
Three A-levels at grades CCC or above.
Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above.
Or Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D.
And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
A DBS check is required.
UCAS points 96
UCAS code SBM1
Duration Three years full-time or up to six years part-timeHow to apply for this course
Our BA (Hons) Sport Business Management is unique being the only degree in the country to have dual industry accreditation and endorsement from both the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
These accreditations recognise its excellence, both for careers in sport and the wider business sector. It is for those who are passionate about sport and want to develop the management, business and leadership skills required for career success in this expanding and varied sector.
Sport is a truly global, fast-moving, industry, and this course reflects its diversity by focusing upon developing both your knowledge of the wider landscape, and crucial employability skills across public, commercial, and not-for-profit sectors.
The course focuses on developing your understanding of the sport sector and the examination of fundamental business skills as applied to the sports industry. These include management, leadership, strategy, marketing, human resources, finance, events, and entrepreneurship.
Our work with a range of local and regional partners will provide regular opportunities to put your learning into real-life practice through field trips, project development, the delivery of events, and an integrated year-long placement, developing your network of industry contacts whilst you study and learn.
High quality research-led teaching by expert tutors from both our Schools of Business and Sport.
We work with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity (CIMSPA) giving students opportunities with businesses and sports organisations and build their contacts.
We work with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) giving students connections to industry experts.
Strong industry connections create opportunities for innovative, real-life project working and assessments.
Enrichment activities such as field trips and delivering events for professional and public organisations.
We develop opportunities for all people through inclusive practice in sport and business, with equality of opportunity regardless of background.
How can sport participation be increased?
Under what conditions is sport a good investment for the government?
What are the legacies of mega-events such as the Olympic Games or smaller community events?
How has sport become a global business?
What is the role of sport business in local communities?
How can persistent problems such as doping, violence and corruption being addressed by sports governance agencies?
Career options include, business development manager, events and facilities manager, sports agency, marketing officer, as well as wider sports management and administration roles. You'll develop leadership and management skills which are highly transferable across the sports industry and beyond.
You could develop and run your own business. You can develop your own business ideas through entrepreneurship modules with the support of Marjon Business School and through industry contacts.
“ During first year you will learn the principles of business management within the sports industry. You will also learn about people management, finance and marketing in business. Second year teaches you the skills around sport events management, sport governance and innovation in sport. In third year you will learn about sport development and how strategic management applies to the sports industry. You’ll also engage with employability in sport and learn how to further enhance your CV for your future career.”
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,000 per annum
Includes lectures, seminars, practical activities, tutorials and workshops. You'll be taught by expert tutors from both the School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing and Marjon Business School.
Includes essays, reports, presentations and assessed practical activities within industry settings.
Phil has over 20 years’ experience working in the sports industry. He has led a number of community and school based sports development projects as well as a national free swimming pilot for Sport England and the NHS. Phil has an excellent network within the sports industry. Phil supports the UK Sport Development Network (UKSDN) and works locally with Active Devon, Plymouth YMCA, Plymouth City Council Sports Development Unit, Plymouth Argyle Community Trust, Devon FA, and Plymouth Schools Sport Partnership.View full profile
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Aaron's research interests in the areas of sport and international development, sport policy and disability sports.
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Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Business and Enterprise. Her research interests are in enterprise education, student led enterprise activities and entrepreneurial learning. Sarah has worked in Higher Education for nine years, teaching on Business Management and Entrepreneurship degree programmes. She has also led several extracurricular enterprise programmes offering support and finance for student entrepreneurs.
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Ryan is personal tutor to many students on this programme. His primary interest is talent identification in youth football and he also enjoys teaching both coaching and event management as he likes seeing academic topics from the classroom being delivered in real-life practice. He is an active Centre of Excellence Coach at Plymouth Argyle Football Club and an FA Licenced Coach Educator, which involves the delivery of the FA Level 1, the FA Youth Award Module 1 and various workshops across the county.