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Course summary

Gain an understanding of the economic, legal, and media issues around sport. This course will prepare you for a career in sports business management. Blend your passion for sport with business management expertise and real-world leadership skills. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Examine key business areas, including marketing, finance, economics, enterprise, strategy and events management, and their relationship with sport
  • Study digital analytics and gain key skills that support today's global businesses
  • Learn about the increasing professionalisation of sport and investigate the requirements of governance
  • Explore how the changing needs of the consumer have transformed sport into one of the most lucrative industries in the world
  • Recognise and seize new and exciting opportunities in broadcasting, licensing and merchandising
Find out more Industry links We work closely with organisations such as Leeds City Council, Leeds Rhinos and the Rugby Football League. The organisations have offered full-time employment to many of our students following their work placements. Employability prospects Each year we host an employability fair where you’ll be able to speak directly with employers from major leading organisations from the world of sports business. Sport volunteering opportunities We offer a sport volunteering programme for anyone with an interest in sport. We have numerous opportunities with organisations such as West Yorkshire Sport, Kirklees Active Leisure, the Rugby Football League, Leeds City Council and Camp Leaders USA. Study abroad You may also have the chance to travel and study abroad through our exchange programme with partner universities in Australia, America, Canada and Europe. Why study Sport Business Management at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 94% of students on BA (Hons) Sport Business Management were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  • Work placement opportunities - start building your professional networks and put your learning into practice
  • Sport volunteering opportunities - which have previously included the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games
  • Sandwich year option – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience
  • Annual employability fair - connect directly with employers
  • Ranked 9th in the UK for hospitality, event management and tourism subject group**
National Student Survey *Guardian University League Table 2023


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • The Sport Business Landscape
  • The Sport Consumer
  • Introduction to Sport Marketing
  • Digital Business
  • Sport Finance
  • Personal, Professional and Academic Development (PPAD)
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Professional Practice in the Sport Industry
  • Strategic Management of Sport Business
  • Managing People in Sports Organisations
  • Research in Practice
  • Sport Economics
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Sport Business Analytics
  • Sport Governance
  • Globalisation of Sport Business
  • Major Independent Study
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Sport Business Management at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS