MSc Sport Business, Management and Policy
Intakes: January | March | May | September | November
Course length and study mode: 2 year programme, online, part-time
Entry requirements: A UK honours degree (2:2 or above) or an international equivalent, in a related subject OR a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience and/or qualifications
From clothing and memorabilia to sponsorship deals and media rights, the sports industry is a booming market. As the sector expands, new commercial opportunities are opening globally for those with the drive, passion and knowledge to succeed.
Our Global Online sports management masters programme is one of only a few management programmes taught by a UK institution which focuses solely on sports.
With content that’s grounded in the real world of sport, you will benefit from the experience of some of the sectors biggest brands, including Sport England and FIFA. Over the course of the programme, leading academics will help you to develop the expertise that sports organisations require - from sport policy and sports marketing to data analytics. Unlike other courses in the country, you will also explore areas such as politics, finance and law to understand how they apply to the sports industry and give you the confidence you need to take your career to the next level.
Global Online has been designed to make studying and balancing other commitments as straightforward as possible, from our easy three-step enrolment process to flexible fee payment. You will have the freedom to study wherever and whenever - all you need is a laptop and an internet connection. You will also be accompanied by a cohort of similarly determined peers from across the world, from various different backgrounds, keen to share their knowledge and experience and root not only for their success - but yours too.
Our online masters in Sport Business, Management and Policy is designed to work around your work and life commitments. It can be completed within two years at a pace that suits you, with a recommended study week of up to 15 hours.
You’ll study in a Virtual Learning Environment that has been designed with the latest pedagogical research at its heart. It will encourage you to develop independent thought, reflect on your own work and engage with your fellow students across the globe. You will enjoy a programme of highly interactive live online seminars and presentations, have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of group tasks that are aimed at developing your transferable skills and receive personalised feedback from your tutors, all at a time that suits you best.
There are five intakes annually for this course, with programmes starting in January, March, May, September and November.
Typical units of study may include*:
Research Project (30 credits)
The credits are earned with a research project, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate all you have learned during the course. You may also have the chance to conduct a piece of real-word research in collaboration with a professional sports organisation.
*Please note, these modules and their timings may be subject to change.
All programme units are designed and taught by academics who have a wealth of experience in the sports business and management industry.
Your programme leads are:
Jonathan is a global leader in the field of Sports Policy and Politics and, as Professor in Sports Policy, he leads the Social Science study of Sport at Man Met. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of Sports Governance, Sport Politics and Policy, and his latest research monographs include: ‘Sport under Communism. Behind the East German “Miracle”’ (co-authored with Mike Dennis, Palgrave, 2012) and ‘Sport Politics: An Introduction (Palgrave, 2016)’.
Jonathan has also written a popular book on the foundations of research, which has been used by thousands of students to undertake their projects (3rd edition, 2018) and he is the Chair of the Political Studies Association’s Specialist Group, Sport Politics, and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.
Dr Scelles achieved his PhD in Sports Economics from the Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Caen, France in 2009. His research focuses on the economics of professional football, with his expertise more specifically looking at competitive balance and intensity.
He has also achieved a Master of Research in Sports Economics (2006); Master of Science in Sport Management (2005) and a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a speciality in Business Management (2004).
He has published extensively in international academic journals and is regularly invited as a speaker at international conferences.
To be eligible for this course, you will need to have:
English language requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency. We provide a FREE Pearson English test to all applicants if required.
If you’re applying with non-UK qualifications, you can find further information for international students on our international website.
With our flexible payment options we have made paying for your programme, and your professional development, as easy as possible.
We offer you the option to pay unit by unit, pay the full fees upfront or pay via a sponsor. No matter what payment option you choose, we accept all usual online payment methods in any currency via our highly secure Flywire payment portal.
Unit fee: £833*
Programme fee: £9,995
For more information on our payment structures and financing your degree, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
*Fee based on 15 credits per unit
The course is delivered by our double accredited global Business School
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“Learning online is a good way to achieve your goals. You can access the Manchester Metropolitan platform 24/7, which means you can use it whenever you need it. The relationship with our Student Success Advisor and tutors is also really close, allowing me to achieve an in-depth understanding of the topic I am studying.”