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.
- 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).
This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.
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
Average salary: $66,451 - $92,492
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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.
Business Environment | MGT501
This subject introduces the student to the foundations of business. The focus of this subject is on providing fundamental concepts and context for students to enrich their mastery in subsequent studies while developing as a reflective practitioner. Students will examine the functional operations of business and the environments in which it operates. This may include analysing the economic, social, political, legal, technological and ethical influences on contemporary businesses. Students will also examine the viewpoints of internal and external stakeholders.
Business Communications | MGT502This subject introduces students to the concepts of business communications and transferrable academic skills. This subject presents an analysis of the types of communication processes, which occur in the internal and external business environment, including an examination of the theoretical underpinnings of communication in business. Emphasis is placed on writing skills, reports and presentations and on using technology to communicate. The subject introduces students to research skills, information literacy, critical analysis, writing and language techniques. The aims of this subject are to provide knowledge and skills needed for success in Higher Education, to help students manage their own success and to assist them in reaching their academic potential.
Strategic Sport Marketing | BSPOHD601In this subject you will be introduced to marketing, understood as a fundamental aspect of any company strategy. You will apply strategic and operational marketing principles within the global sports industry. Special emphasis will be placed on market research as a necessary process for decision making. Learn about marketing tools to be able to create a marketing strategy and plan.
Managing Sport Facilities | BSPOHD602You will address a global topic relevant to the feasibility and sustainability of sporting infrastructure. The subject will address the feasibility, design, funding and construction of the facility through to the scheduling of events, human resource management, marketing and operational management. You will apply a practice-based approach to facility operations and management and gain great insight into the dynamic role of the Facility Manager.
Industry partners and work placements
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.
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.
ScholarshipsIf 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:
Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.
Five (5) years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience.
Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior LearningIf 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.
Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.
Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.
Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.
Five (5) years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience;
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
*For more details on international student study options.
How to apply
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
It’s easy! Apply online below or contact us and we can help on 1300 575 803.
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.
Frequently asked questions
What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
Torrens University Australia no longer considers ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) as our primary entry requirement. We have removed ATAR as the key admissions criteria for applicants aiming to study at Torrens University Australia. We strongly believed an alternative to the ATAR system should be found, which more broadly assesses students, especially when soft skills are emerging as important employability attributes. So, students with a recent secondary school education are now considered for admission if they have a Year 12 (Australian secondary school) certificate. Exceptions may apply to some courses.
What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
Torrens University Australia has a range of application pathways to help you gain entry into our degrees based on different criteria.
To find out more, visit Study Pathways or contact our Future Student Advisors.
Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
If you are a domestic student attending university or an approved higher education provider, you can get a FEE-HELP loan to pay all or part of your tuition fees.
You are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for a unit of study (i.e. subject) if you:
- Undertake study with an approved provider.
- Meet the citizenship and residency requirements:
- An Australian citizen or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
- A permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be a resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR
- Are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be a resident in Australia for the duration of the study.
- Enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for the unit.
- Have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.
For full details, visit the Australian Government website Study Assist.
If you are still unsure, please contact our Future Student Advisors who can talk you through the information.
Can I get course credit for previous experience?
Yes, course credit is available for most courses upon application and academic approval (excluding Higher Degree by Research programs).
If you have already completed a qualification or have relevant work experience, you may be eligible for credit towards your course. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Review our Course Credits page or chat to our Future Student Advisors.
What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that recognises experience, previous study and qualifications, and other forms of informal and non-formal learning, to determine if you meet course requirements.
If you have relevant qualifications or experience, you may be eligible for credit towards your course and a reduction in tuition costs.
Please speak to our Future Student Advisors to discuss your prior learning experiences.
For more information, please visit Course credits.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Torrens University has a wide range of scholarship options to support new, returning, international and Australian students. They all include a reduction in tuition fees, and some scholarships include a mentoring component with our industry partners.
When you speak to our Future Student Advisors, let them know you wish to be considered for a scholarship in your application form. They will show you how to apply for a scholarship.
Please contact your Education Agent for further information. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 575 803 or by email.
For more details, explore our range of scholarships.
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