Graduate Certificate of Sport Management

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What is a Graduate Certificate of Sport Management?

The Graduate Certificate of Sport Management will build your knowledge and skills in the field of sport management. Learn the cognitive, technical and creative skills to make effective global business decisions, and develop leadership and team building skills necessary to manage dynamic, modern organisations.
This practical, interdisciplinary course has key themes of context-based teamwork, sound and ethical decision-making, and strategic planning. During this course, you will learn to apply a body of specialised knowledge to the changing sports environments in which you work or aspire to work as a team leader or manager. You will also acquire foundational research skills that will prepare you to interpret and evaluate theoretical propositions and business-related data, so you can continue to build on your knowledge throughout your career. This course provides you with flexible study options to advance your career prospects as you work, and successful completion of this course will act as a pathway into the Master of Business Administration (Sport Management).


Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of reflexive and ethical leadership in sport management.
  • Analyse financial and other data to support effective decision making.
  • Develop an understanding of how social, economic and political factors impact the need for organisational change within sports.
  • Understand and apply research methodologies in a variety of sport management contexts.
  • Creatively solve complex problems unique to sport management, including developing strategies to assist in sporting success.

Top-ranked Sports Management MBA

In 2020, Real Madrid Graduate School received a top ten ranking in the Sport Business Postgraduate Rankings for its Master of Business Administration (Sports Management).

Study mode
Online, On campus
Campus locations
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Course duration
0.5 years full-time, part-time options available
Start date

12 Sep 2022

20 Feb 2023

05 Jun 2023


This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

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High-level partnerships
We have partnered with Real Madrid Graduate School, featuring guest speakers from the football club and top sports industry experts.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Master of Business Administration (Sport Management).

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Future-proof your career
Our diverse academics and industry partners will help you gain new perspectives and a wide-reaching business network.
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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the competitive sport management industry. You’ll learn to critically analyse core functions of sports organisations, implement strategic processes, manage risk and lead complex teams, preparing you for a management role in the sporting industry.

Potential career paths

  • Venue Coordinator
    Average salary: $66,451 - $92,492
  • Club Manager
    Average salary: $60,000 - $95,000
  • Membership Manager
    Average salary: $90,000 - $121,000
  • Event Manager
    Average salary: $73,000 - $119,000
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I chose Torrens University for the flexibility they offered with online studying. The support staff were brilliant and helped assist and guide me along the way.
Govi Tyler
Master of Business Administration (Sport Management)

Subjects and units

This course comprises 4 core subjects, of which two subjects are facilitated by Torrens University Australia and two specialised sports subjects by Real Madrid Graduate School. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

Complete the 4 core subjects listed below.

  • Core

Core subjects

  • Business Environment | MGT501 
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Strategic Sport Marketing | BSPOHD601
  • Managing Sport Facilities | BSPOHD602

Industry experience and partners

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.

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Entry details


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.

An Australian bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in a business (or related) discipline from a recognised tertiary institution
Five (5) years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

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How to apply

Frequently asked questions

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  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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