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Take your sports management career to the next level

With a Master of Sports Management 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. Complete your Master of Sports Management in only one year and take your academic knowledge and love of sport to the next level.

Gain real-world experience during your degree

Looking for something a little different as well? Why not consider the combined degree option of Master of Sports Management / Master of Project Management, which allows you to explore your love of sport and your passion for project management, planning and implementation. 

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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 Sports Management 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. Show more

The Master of Sports Management 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
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaBusiness and Commerce, Sport
Program codeCC-63023
CRICOS code063425J
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: sbc@bond.edu.au

The Bond University Master of Sports Management 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

This program has been designed in close consultation with prominent industry professionals to ensure the integrity and contemporary relevance of the degree.

Plus one subject from the following:

* Subject names and structure may change

Program structure and sequencing

Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

Learning & teaching methodology

The Master of Sports Management program comprises a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, case studies, field trips, examinations, presentations, internship and industry projects. Students benefit from the extensive professional experience of academic staff in a range of fields, as well as their professional networks.

The program places an emphasis on real-world experience from the first semester.  Many of the subjects in the program include industry-based assessment activities that are delivered in conjunction with the sport industry.  This inclusion of small projects mirrors the real world contexts in which graduates will be employed and enables students to develop their own advanced professional competencies.

Visiting guests with extensive experience will also participate in field trips, workshops and lectures to provide students with insight into the practice requirements and career opportunities of the industry.

The total program fees for the Master of Sports Management are:

  • $50,610
  • $52,558

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.

As part of the Master of Sports Management, you may take the Sport Management Professional Preparation elective*. This industry experience subject is for academic credit and involves students gaining on-the-job practical experience within a sport-based organisation relevant to their studies. You will be responsible for working through tasks and projects, and expected to engage in problem-solving and professional techniques relevant to the sport organisation with which you are working. This enables you to apply the knowledge and skills you have learnt during the advanced subjects in sports management to real-world situations.

Bond University enjoys affiliations with numerous local, national and international sport organisations which grant access to real life opportunities including internships, work experience and research. Many practitioners from national and state sport governing bodies and sport organisations across professional, semi-professional and amateur levels of sport are involved in the delivery of classroom based material and workshops, as well as program governance through the engagement of the External Industry Program Advisory Committee.

Find out about the Industry Advisory Board.

Bond University Sports Management students have conducted their industry experience with a varied range of sport organisations. Bond continues to expand its network of relationships in this sphere. Below are some of the sport organisations with which Bond has relationships: 

Throughout the program, you will be encouraged to further your career pathways by undertaking extra-curricular voluntary work in the sport sector in order to develop your practical skills and build industry networks. 

*  Student must maintain a Grade Point Average of at least 2.5. 

Bond University is a member of the Australian Sport Commission’s Elite Athlete Friendly University Agreement (EAFUA). Through this agreement, Bond is dedicated to supporting elite athletes in the balanced pursuit of their academic and sporting goals by introducing more flexible academic regulations and requirements for elite student athletes.

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