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Course summary

Our BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management degree is for those who are passionate about sport and want to develop the experience, management and leadership skills required for career success in this expanding and varied sector. The public, commercial and not-for-profit sports sector is fast-moving and this course reflects its diversity, focusing on developing skills for employability. The first year will introduce the fundamentals of sports business as well as community sports provision. The focus on the application of business principles in sport, covering areas such as management, leadership, marketing, governance and finance. It will combine practical experience with academic study, equipped with a broad understanding of the international and commercial aspects of the business of sport. The programme includes field trips that have included London Olympic Park and work on challenges and projects with our partners such as Plymouth Raiders, Plymouth Albion and Plymouth Argyle FC. A placement will provide valuable professional experience, to enhance student CV and provide them with a network of industry contacts. We have well-established partnerships with a diverse range of organisations, including professional and amature sports clubs, leisure companies, local authorities and charitable organisations. We are one of a handful of institutions working with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), to become a CIMSPA Higher Education Partner. We are aim to be part of their pilot programme to develop CIMSPA endorsed and quality assured degree programmes to improve students’ employment prospects. The partnership also offers many benefits for students studying this course. As a highly transferable degree, graduates will have the option to move into a variety of careers. All organisations require business management and leadership skills, whether in the sporting industry or as part of the wider business community. Career options include sports agency, marketing in business, business development, as well as sports management and administration roles. Postgraduate study and graduate management training schemes are also viable options. Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022)


Introduction to People Management Accounting and Finance Engaging with Learning Sport in the Community Foundations in Sport Development Introduction to Sport Management Research Methods Professional placement experience People Management for Enterprise Intrapreneurship and Innovation Sports Policy and Governance Sports Event Management Honours Project Business Leadership Strategic Sport Development Leading and Managing Operations Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Assessment method

Assignment Case study Critical Review/literature review Essay Evaluation/Evaluative Report Examination Fieldwork Honours Project Online Assessment Oral Presentation Portfolio / E-Portfolio / Resource File:/Reflective Portfolio Poster Presentation Reflective journal Report Research proposal

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

GCSE English Language at Grade C/4 or above

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Sport Business Management at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS