• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

From clothing and memorabilia to sponsorship deals and media rights, the sports industry is a booming market. As the sector expands, new commercial opportunities are opening globally for those with the drive, passion and knowledge to succeed.

With content that’s grounded in the real world of sport, you will benefit from the experience of some of the sectors biggest brands, including Sport England and FIFA. Over the course of the programme, leading academics will help you to develop the expertise that sports organisations require - from sport policy and sports marketing to data analytics. Unlike other courses in the country, you will also explore areas such as politics, finance and law to understand how they apply to the sports industry and give you the confidence you need to take your career to the next level.

The Global Online Sport Business, Management and Policy programme from Manchester Metropolitan University has been designed to make studying and balancing other commitments as straightforward as possible, from our easy three-step enrolment process to flexible fee payment. You will have the freedom to study wherever and whenever - all you need is a laptop and an internet connection. You will also be accompanied by a cohort of similarly determined peers from across the world, from various different backgrounds, keen to share their knowledge and experience and root not only for their success - but yours too.

Features and benefits

  • Hone your management skills at a globally accredited institution: this postgraduate sports programme is delivered by Manchester Metropolitan Business School, which is placed among the world’s elite according to AACSB for its degree programmes, research, business engagement and innovation. This will help to distinguish you from the competition when it comes to your next career move.
  • Study your way: From an easy application process, the opportunity to begin your studies at four different entry points in the year and the choice to pay per unit you study, we’re here to do everything we can to help you achieve your goals without taking a career break. 
  • Grow your worldwide professional network: Whether it’s through our optional annual Executive Conference or live online seminars with tutors and peers, you will regularly collaborate with other students around the globe, making invaluable industry connections that can open doors now or in the future.
  • Be supported every step of the way: We pride ourselves on our students’ study experience. As a Global Online student, you will be assigned a dedicated Student Success Advisor who’ll be there to cheer you on from the sidelines and help you to get the most from your time with us.

Programme Structure

Typical units of study may include:
  • Critical Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
  • Sport Policy and Politics
  • Sport Events Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Business Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • Sport Law
  • Research Methods for Sport
  • Critical Literature Review 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity 15 hrs/week
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    89

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2) or an international equivalent in a related subject
  • Proven significant professional experience (3 years or more) and/or qualifications in a relevant field.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4992 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4992 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Unit fee: £833*
  • Programme fee: £9,995
*Fees based on 15 credits per unit. 

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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