Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Sport Business Management Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth


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Course summary

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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.

Course details


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

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code SBM1
Institution code P63
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 6 credits
M: 23 credits
23-45 Level 3 credits at Distinction/Merit with a minimum of 6 Level 3 credits at Distinction

English language requirements

GCSE English Language at Grade C/4 or above

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)
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