Sport Management

Massey University

18 months
23610 USD/year
4836 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Sport Management at Massey University combines broad business training and specialist skills to give you an excellent basis for careers in all areas of sport management.

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The increasing professionalisation of sport means there is a growing demand for qualified managers to manage and promote sports affairs. To be an effective sport manager of tomorrow, you will need a strong background in both business management and sport-related subjects. 

Learning outcomes

The Master of Sport Management at Massey University is a unique qualification in New Zealand. No other university offers a similar sports qualification in conjunction with a business school, making it the country’s only professional practice, 180-credit, sport management-specific qualification. The course is specifically designed to meet the needs of sport organisations. You will gain a valuable, flexible and highly marketable qualification, giving you skills and in-depth understanding in a broad range of management and sport-related areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leading and Changing Organisations
  • Project Management
  • Advanced Sport in the Social Context
  • Advanced Sport Management
  • Professional Practice in Sport Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Master of Sport Management (180 credit) requires a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualification with a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses.
  • Admission to the Master of Sport Management (120 credit) requires a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management or the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise with an endorsement in Sport Management, with at least a grade average of B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23610 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4836 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • Domestic students: 7400 NZD
  • International students: 36122 NZD


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