Sport Business Management prepares you for your future career, opening many doors in commercial and operational management roles throughout the UK and beyond. You’ll have a strong interest in sport and be able to develop good leadership qualities and have a desire to understand the unique challenges that face this fast-paced, energetic industry.
What this course will cover
Whether you plan to start your own business or take the reins of an existing one, you’ll need to be well-equipped with a number of skills. You’ll build a solid foundation in business studies, focusing on areas such as marketing, finance, digital media and operations. You’ll gain a diverse range of industry specific skills and an understanding of sport business management.
While on this course, you’ll improve your entrepreneurial skills and become more confident in making crucial decisions. We make sure that you develop as a person, gaining new abilities in strategic thinking, problem solving and communication.
Business and management is important today, providing the majority of employment in the UK. To ensure future success, companies are constantly on the lookout for skilled and qualified managers; having this degree will help you stand out in front of employers.
While you’re studying with us, many businesses ask our students to help with live projects. Before you even graduate, you will have had opportunities to make connections with businesses in the area.
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We have strong links with sports organisations and a bustling business department packed with expertise. All our business courses cross over, with some modules being shared across the degrees. We believe in breaking down barriers and giving our students every opportunity to expand their network while with us. With smaller, more intimate class sizes, we give our students one-to-one teaching and personal support.
Being so close to London gives us some amazing industry links. You’ll have the chance to gain experience with different businesses. Our emphasis on real world experience gives you that competitive edge when heading into employment.
Learn about the Business from well-seasoned experts in management
Our lecturers have extensive industry and academic experience. They’ll help you mix theory with practice, informing your teaching with their knowledge. We get many guest speakers visiting, some of which are former students. We make sure that you’ll always know about the latest trends in the world of business.
Some of our lecturers have their own interests in the business, some with their own businesses. Their main interest is your teaching and they are ready to support you through your studies.
We run Bizfest every year, where successful business leaders come to Bucks to share their thoughts on business ventures and the future of their industries.
We have a state-of-the-art gym and our human performance laboratory is home to an indoor three-lane running track that incorporates 3D motion-capture technology. This facility helps to enhance athletes’ performance through improved technique, and also assists with injury prevention and rehabilitation. The laboratory is also equipped for assessing a range of physiological, biomechanical and psychological parameters. We are also the only university in the UK to focus on disability sport, an area of increasing importance.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 80-96. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Year 1 Modules
- Economics & Financial Operations in Sport Business
- Organisation of Sport
- Organisational Behaviour in Sport
- The Sport Business
- Applied Sport Field Study
- Professional and Academic Skills for Sport
- Sport, Society and the Market
Year 2 Modules
- Digital Marketing
- Financial Performance in Sport Business
- Football: The Global Game
- Golf: The Global Business
- Rugby Union: The Global Game
- Sport Sponsorship and Events
- Sports Broadcasting and Media
- Sports Operations Management
- Understanding People in Sport Business
- Research in Sport and Exercise
- Sport, Diversity and Well-being
- Sports Event Planning
Year 3 Modules
- Club Business - Football
- Club Business - Rugby
- Communications and PR in Sport
- Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship
- Sport Commerce and Regulation
- Sport Tourism
- Strategic Sports Management and Financial Performance
- The Golf Club Business
- Funding for Sport
- Professional Development & Employability
- Research Dissertation
How much does it cost
Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry
Full Time Home and EU: £9,250 per year
Full Time International: £10,500 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.
For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow