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A professional career in Sports Management starts at Bond.

This program is not recommended for domestic students. Please see Master of Sports Management.

With a Master of Sport Management (Professional) from Bond, not only do you have the opportunity to graduate with real-world experience within a number of Australia's most renowned sporting industries, you'll also step into the next phase of your career by graduating sooner. The program provides students with a foundation in a variety of business practices in the sporting industry, plus the ability to gain a specialisation. The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Sports Management program with an additional 20-week Work Integrated Learning component to ensure you get real-world experience before you graduate.

Key features

  • Opportunity to work with numerous local and national sport organisations which grant access to real life opportunities including internships, work experience and research
  • Prepares graduates for a range of leadership and management roles in sport
  • Access to elite athletes and sporting teams through Bond's membership with the Australian Sport Commission’s Elite Athlete Friendly University Agreement

About the program

The Master of Sport Management (Professional) explores the professional challenges and opportunities for managers in the international sports industry.

This program is designed to enhance the career opportunities of established professionals, as well as assist individuals aspiring to forge a career in this unique sector. Show more

The Master of Sport Management (Professional) explores the professional challenges and opportunities for managers in the international sports industry.

This program is designed to enhance the career opportunities of established professionals, as well as assist individuals aspiring to forge a career in this unique sector. It explores the many aspects of sports management from a grassroots level through to elite professional sports organisations and events.

You will focus on managing high-performance sport, business strategies, strategic sports marketing including social media, event and facilities management, finance, law, governance and organisational leadership.

The program will give you access to leading experts in sport, law, business and public relations who possess a wealth of industry experience, including working with elite athletes and consulting to national sporting organisations. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration92 weeks
Starting semesters
  • January 2019
  • May 2019
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaBusiness and Commerce, Sport
Program codeBN-13129
CRICOS code096696B
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bond University Master of Sport Management (Professional) program is designed to prepare you for a range of leadership and management roles in sport specific disciplines.

Upon completion of the program, you will be well-positioned to seek employment in a range of settings in the multi-faceted sport industry at local, national and international levels.

You may find employment in the government, community, private and not-for-profit sectors including:

professional sport teams, leagues and affiliated organisations
community service organisations
government sport and recreation services
local, state and national sport governing bodies
major event corporations
sport venue management
high performance sport development and player management
sport advertising, media relations, sponsorship and marketing
apparel and merchandising companies
logistics, compliance and financial operations

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2018 fees: $12,089 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
  • 2019 fees: $12,532 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree in a discipline related to the diverse areas of sport management  including management, business, marketing, finance, accounting, law, public relations, exercise and sports science.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

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