Sports Business Management BA

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Sports Business Management BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9.250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 14,250

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BA in Sports Business Management from the University of Gloucestershire is a great way to insert yourself into one of the most exciting and lucrative industries in the UK today. It is delivered by the university’s very well respected School of Business and Technology, and taught from the university’s modern, safe and recently renovated Oxstalls Campus.

    You’ll learn how to effectively manage sports facilities, events and personalities first hand, both in a classroom setting and through one or more industrial placements in the local, national or international sorting industries. The university will make sure that you will learn the kinds of skills which will enhance your employability dramatically.

    In the later years of the program you’ll pick up one or more areas of special study by selecting elective modules. This specialty might involve community sports partnerships, sports tour management, event design and production or even sport and digital media.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time, or 4 years with a year in professional placement.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Industrial Experience 1
    • Marketing Principles
    • Principles of Resource Management
    • Professional Development for Sports Managers
    • Sports Management
    • Understanding Sport, Physical Activity and Health

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Applied Resource Management
    • E-Marketing
    • Industrial Experience 2
    • International Field Trip
    • Live Event Management
    • Planning Sports Events
    • Professional Sports Business
    • Research Methods
    • Risk Management and Legal Issues
    • Sports Media Relations
    • Travel Retail and Tour Operations

    Placement Year (optional):

    You are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to learn specialised working skills and to begin developing your professional contact network in a year’s working placement.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Cultural Issues in Management
    • Dissertation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Event Design and Production
    • Managing Change
    • Networks & Partnership in Community Sport
    • Strategic Financial Management
    • Strategic Human Resource Management
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Strategic Sports Management

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Gloucestershire’s BA in Sports Business Management is primarily delivered through the modules listed above. You’ll learn general business skills and those relating directly to the sports industry by attending lectures, engaging in reflective practice, and taking part in skills workshops of many kinds. You’ll take a total of 360 credits in 3 years, or 480 credits total if you opt for the year in placement as well.

    Career Possiblities

    This degree is presented by the University of Gloucestershire’s School of Business and Technology, and is well respected on the local, national and international levels. As such, few students have difficulty finding a suitable role. In fact, some 95% of the university’s Business graduates are employed or enrolled in higher degree programs within 6 months of graduation. Many take roles with sport and leisure resorts, local authorities, sporting event companies, professional sports clubs, marketing agencies or sports venues.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 112 UCAS Tariff points, or the international equivalent. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An excellent IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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