Five reasons to study an online sports management masters with Manchester Metropolitan University

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Whether you’re already building a career in sport management, or want to join the sector, our masters will help you hit your career goals and stay ahead of the competition.

Read on for five reasons why studying our online, part-time MSc Sport Business, Management and Policy course could be game-changing for your career.

1. Gain insights from leading sports bodies including Sport England and the FA

Sports management roles are coveted around the world, but in a constantly evolving sector, only those with the necessary skill set and a contemporary understanding of the industry will be considered.

In consultation with our Sports Advisory Board and leading sports bodies including Sport England and the FA (Football Association), we’ve identified the current skills and insights today’s employers need and have built an online masters to help students meet this demand and make an impact in their organisations.

2. Study all the key areas of sport to broaden your knowledge and skill set

The field of sport management is vast, spanning marketing and event management to policy and business analysis.

The comprehensive scope of our online masters course reflects this, allowing you to deepen your understanding of distinct areas while analysing the interplay between them.

This is valuable if you’re new to the field and want to gain a flavour of different sports management career paths, or if you’re seeking leaderships positions and require broad industry knowledge.


3. Be a part of our triple accredited Business School

Our Business School is accredited by EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB.

Simply put, this means we meet the highest standards of excellence in teaching and research, placing us among the best schools in the world.

As our online sports management masters is delivered from the Business School, you can feel confident about its credibility, quality and alignment with the needs of global sporting businesses.


4. Learn from research-active academics shaping the future of sport

Our academic team come from a mix of industry and academic backgrounds, each bringing unique expertise and perspectives to the course.

Many are also actively engaged in research across sports policy, law, politics, marketing and more, so your learning will be informed by the very latest thinking and innovations across the world of sport.

Finally, our academics have links with key sporting organisations including the IOC (International Olympic Committee), IFA (International Football Association) and the RFA (Rugby Football Union).


5. Carry out a consultancy project for your organisation and raise your profile

In the final unit of our sports management course, you’ll have the chance to conduct a research project in an area that interests you, employing all the skills you’ve learned in the previous units.

As part of this, you have the option to either do a desk-bound project using secondary data or a ‘live’ empirical project within your own workplace.

This offers a hugely valuable opportunity to apply your learnings in a real business setting, demonstrate initiative and expertise, and raise your profile at work.

Transform your career in sport

If you’re a busy professional looking to launch or advance your sport management career, our online, part-time masters course has been designed with you in mind.

You can take advantage of all the career-enhancing benefits outlined above without the need to quit your job or travel into university every day. So long as you have an internet connection, you can join the course from wherever you are in the world and study around your current schedule.

For more information about online learning, and for full details of the masters programme, visit the Global Online MSc Sport Business Management and Policy course page.