The programme recognises that contemporary leadership and management are multifaceted and there is a need to draw upon numerous perspectives to have an impact in the current international sport business environment. This course is designed to introduce and bring together theories, styles and philosophies of leadership, provide an extensive understanding of business practices, and their practical application in the context of sport.
Developmental themes embedded within the programme relate to team work, sustainability, critical reflection, management development and leadership construction. This programme provides the foundation for individuals to develop their own leadership philosophy, extend their knowledge of the sport business industry, and critically reflect upon how they can be influential and effective leaders and managers in global sport. The course also provides opportunities to undertake applied research and develop leadership and management skills by helping solve real problems confronting sport businesses in the current landscape.
a) Analyse and evaluate leadership and business challenges and responses facing sport business professionals
b) Develop students as leaders in sport through practical application and team work, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to sport leadership and business challenges in real time
c) Develop a critical understanding of the social, environmental and economic issues that are essential to leadership and management in the sport industry
d) Develop students’ critical thinking to assess the development, evaluation and implementation of innovation as a process and its application to sport leadership and business
e) Develop leaders in sport who have the leadership and business skills that have specific application to the challenges confronting sport organisations at the global, national and local level
To complete the MSc Sport Leadership, students must complete 8 x 15 credit modules. Students must choose 1 of the 3 optional modules in semester 2. All students must complete a Dissertation worth 60 credits. Students will pick a second subject from the list of nominated second subject modules offered by the other Loughborough University London Institutes in the first semester.
Students will examine the rapid growth in the business of sport and its accompanying impacts in an era of significant social, economic and technological change. Through this examination you will be able to identify industry trends, understand customer needs, and establish and evaluate the organisational practices required to remain competitive in a global sport marketplace.
Students will enhance their understanding of leadership and business through on-location site visits at top sport organisations and other complementary leadership environments. In this format students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in various different management contexts and gain first-hand perspective from top leaders in their field. Previous locations include UK Sport, Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Google, the Royal Ballet, and the Royal Military Academy.
Students will explore the nexus between their leadership and business knowledge, work/life integration, and their own personal experiences and ambitions through a series of leadership retreat activities. This unique format allows for students to immerse themselves in the course content with a focus on developing their capacity for relationship management, problem solving, and strategies for approaching challenging environments.
Career prospectsThis programme prepares students for careers in middle and senior leadership positions in government, commercial, not-for-profit and international sporting organisations.
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- Collaborative Project
- Leadership Models and Practices: Applications to a Sport Context
- Sport Leadership Retreat
- Sustainability and Leadership for Sport Organisations
- Critically Reflective Leadership and Sport Management Practice
- Analysing the Construction of Leadership for a Sport Context
Choose one module only
- Intellectual Property
- Strategy and Planning
- Sports Management Theory and Practice
- Digital Technologies and Sport: Evolution and Application
Second subject modules
Choose one module only
- Design Thinking
- Introduction to Mobile Internet and Media Clouds
- Principles of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- New Media and Analytics for Sport Business
- The Key Topics in Media and Creative Industries/ Business Model Development
- Introduction to Diplomacy
- 12 months
- 48 months
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DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership Sports Management Agribusiness View 1363 other Masters in Management, Organisation & Leadership in United Kingdom
- Minimum of an upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent from a wide range of subjects/disciplines. In exceptional circumstances an applicant may be admitted to the degree who does not possess the requirements mentioned, but who has substantial relevant work experience.
- English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) or equivalent.
International22650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
East London community scholarship
Award value: Up to 100% off the full cost of your tuition fees
The East London Community Scholarship offers up to 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from The East London Growth Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
Applicants should complete a one page submission outlining their personal contributions to their local community.
Application deadline: 31st July
Award value: 20% off the full cost of your tuition fees
The Academic Excellence Scholarship awards high achieving UK, EU and international students 20% off the full cost of their tuition fees. Any student holding a high 2:1 or first class degree (or equivalent) from a recognised, high quality institution will receive this scholarship.
Santander postgraduate UK/EU scholarship
Loughborough University is pleased to offer up to six scholarships to the value of £5,000 set against tuition fees for prospective full-time postgraduate taught students funded by theSantander Universities scheme.
Students are expected to meet the following criteria:
- Be a permanent resident of Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain or the UK and self-funded,
- Excellent academic record,
- Clearly demonstrate financial need,
- The selection committee will also take in to account the personal statement provided on the application form.
Application Deadline: 20th July
Applicants must have submitted an official application for their chosen postgraduate programme.
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