Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
Introduction to People Management
Accounting and Finance
Engaging with Learning
Sport in the Community
Foundations in Sport Development
Introduction to Sport Management
Professional placement experience
People Management for Enterprise
Intrapreneurship and Innovation
Sports Policy and Governance
Sports Event Management
Strategic Sport Development
Leading and Managing Operations
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Critical Review/literature review
Portfolio / E-Portfolio / Resource File:/Reflective Portfolio
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||96 points|
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|