University of Hertfordshire - BSc (Hons) Business and Sport Management (Online)

University of Hertfordshire

BSc (Hons) Business and Sport Management (Online)

You want a flexible course designed for professionals

Your sports career is your priority. You want a degree that values your contribution to professional sport and sport business. You want to immerse yourself in real-world case studies, to critically analyse and appraise your experiences. As a full-time sports professional or athlete, your passion for high-performance sport and success drives your ambition.

You’re looking for a flexible degree and you want to study in an environment of your choice, at a pace that suits you. This course is taught entirely online, which means you can fit your studies around your schedule. Learning is structured on a part-time basis. This means that you’ll study modules to the value of 30 credits each semester (every 3 – 4 months). Over four years, you’ll achieve the 360 credits needed to graduate with a full BSc (Hons) degree. Plus, you’ll have the option to take additional modules and use professional experiences to study at a faster pace if that suits you better.

Our academic team have a wealth of experience in business and have sport-related expertise. We’ll guide and support you every step of the way. You’ll benefit from a rich and rewarding learning experience. You’ll gain valuable entrepreneurial skills. When you graduate, you’ll have a balanced portfolio, showcasing your professional attributes with academic knowledge in business and sport, enhancing your career options. This is a chance to embark on an exciting chapter of your professional development and follow many cricket, rugby and other sport professionals who have done exactly that on this degree in recent years. 

What's the course about?

This course will develop your understanding of the business of sport. You’ll explore the sport business industry and examine the sector from a global perspective. Together, we’ll examine key theories. You’ll review sports businesses and best practice in sport management. You’ll reflect on your understanding of professional sport and study interrelated themes. You can learn about sports marketing and sponsorship, media and public relations with leadership and management in high-performance sport. You’ll tailor your curriculum, as you choose modules which align to your interests.

A core feature of this degree is the professional portfolio modules. These offer you the opportunity to arrange a professional experience outside of your current profession. You’ll explore contemporary issues in this setting. We’ll invite you to reflect and evaluate your experience, using academic theory to write a critical appraisal. You’ll develop the personal skills to thrive in this alternative professional setting.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTEC

Additional requirements

  • copies of your educational certificates (including results achieved for each subject) for examinations taken since the age of 16
  • curriculum vitae
  • English language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent - you should have a score of 6.0 overall if presenting an IELTS test)
  • mathematics GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • a substantial personal statement about why you want to study this programme, what you hope to gain from the course and where you see your future development taking your career.
  • a copy of the photo page of your passport
  • one academic or professional reference.

Career Prospects

When you graduate, you’ll be better prepared for an alternative future career. You may wish to continue your studies with a teaching or master’s qualification. You may choose to utilise your leadership knowledge as a springboard into a Director of Sport role in a school and/or sport academy.

Course Details

This course is delivered 100% online. Find out more about how online study works.

Year 1

Economics for business
Initial professional portfolio for business and sport
Principles of sport management
Accounting for managers

Year 2

Project planning and control
Sport management practice
Exploring business ethics
Media and public relations
Enhancing academic and professional portfolio

Year 3

Advanced professional experience portfolio
Business strategy
Leadership and organisations
Leadership and management in high performance sport
Research dissertation

Optional modules
Contemporary issues in business and management
Research project in sport management
Global marketing, ethics and culture

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