Master of Business Administration (Sport Management)

Master of Business Administration (Sports Management)

What is an MBA in Sport Management?

An MBA in Sport Management delivers valuable skills in analytics, sports marketing, management of people and teams, and leadership. Generally studied over 18 months full time, this course takes an interdisciplinary approach to applying best-practice business skills in a variety of real-world sporting settings.
The MBA Sport Management course will allow you to learn from one of the biggest and most successful sports businesses in the world - the Real Madrid Football Club. Torrens University Australia has partnered with Real Madrid Graduate School, who received a top ten SportBusiness postgraduate ranking in 2020, with guest speakers from the Football Club and top sports industry experts.


Learning outcomes

  • Identify and analyse important socio-cultural influences in sport
  • Apply current theories across business disciplines and sports management
  • Establish and maintain marketing campaigns to build strong communities
  • Use software to effectively analyse data and apply advanced business principles

World-class partner

Real Madrid Graduate School received a top ten SportBusiness postgraduate ranking in 2020.

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
Campus locations
Course duration
1.5 years full time, 3 years part time, 1 year accelerated
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023

This course is accredited by Torrens University Australia ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E and co-delivered in partnership with Universidad Europea de Madrid.

*For more details on international student study options.

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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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Globally recognised credentials
An MBA from Torrens University Australia is internationally recognised. Our future-focused qualifications can take you anywhere in the world.

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Tap into the best business minds
Their insights will help shape you into the next generation of business leaders.
Score your dream job in Sports Management
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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to critically analyse core sporting business functions, implement strategic processes, manage risk and lead complex teams. MBA graduates are often employed in senior roles in industry or in starting their own successful businesses.

Potential career paths

  • Sports Manager
    Average salary: $60,000 - $136,675
  • Sport Event Manager
    Average salary: $40,000 - $90,000
  • Sporting Facility Manager
    Average salary: $64,000 - $190,000
Madison Browne - Bachelor of Business Event Management student testimonial
I have always had a strong interest in how sport and business interact, so this course was the ideal way for me to further develop that passion.
Vincent Mauric
Master of Business Administration (Sports Management)

Subjects and units

This course comprises of 12 core subjects. It is expected that each subject, whether studied online or on-campus, will involve a combined total of 120 hours of structured and self-directed learning.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2


These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Strategic Sport Marketing | BSPOHD601
  • Business Environment | MGT501 
  • Managing Sport Facilities | BSPOHD602
  • Financial Management | FIN600
  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Sport and Social Impact | BSPOHD604
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGT601


These four core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Sport Marketing and Media | BSPOHD603
  • Systems Thinking | MGT603
  • Residence: Sport Facility Operations | RSO609
  • Field Project | FPR611

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 the requirements listed below.

An Australian Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, in a business (or related) discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.


Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7); AND three (3) year of relevant work experience.


Successful completion of Graduate Certificate of Sport Management.

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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.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • 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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