Business

Master of Business Administration Sports Management (Advanced)
(Partnership with Real Madrid Graduate School)

CRICOS 0101388
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Master of Business Administration, Sports Management (Advanced)

What is an Advanced MBA in Sports Management?

An MBA in Sport Management (Advanced) develops analytics, sports marketing, management and leadership skills. Torrens University co-delivers this degree with Real Madrid Graduate School – a partnership between world-famous Real Madrid Football Club and Universidad Europea. Learn from the best.
With themes of teamwork, ethical decision-making and strategic planning, the MBA (Sports Management) (Advanced) course is designed to provide an advanced body of knowledge to the changing business environments in which you aspire to work and manage. This course is offered in collaboration with Real Madrid Graduate School, and is divided into 10 units studied in Australia, five offered online by Real Madrid and one will be residential. Guest speakers include members of the Real Madrid Football Club and top sports industry experts.

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Learning outcomes

  • Identify and analyse important socio-cultural influences in sport.
  • Apply current theories across business disciplines and sports management.
  • Establish masterful marketing techniques to build strong communities.
  • Use software to effectively analyse data and apply advanced business principles.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2 years full time, 1.5 years accelerated, part-time options available
Start date
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

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

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 - $119,723
  • Sport Event Manager
    Average salary: $78,000 - $119,798
  • Sporting Facility Manager
    Average salary: $64,000 - $190,000
Vincent Mauric - Master of Business Administration Sports 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

Delivered both on campus and online, this course comprises 13 core and 3 electives, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Electives

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Business Environment | MGT501 
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Financial Management | FIN600
  • Strategic Marketing | MKTG6003
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGT601
  • Sports Marketing | SPM610
  • Business Decision Analytics | MGT602

Requirements

These five core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select three electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Sport | MGMT6021
  • Strategic Management | MGT604
  • Management and Operation of a Sports Venue | MGMT6020
  • Residence: Sport Facility Operations | RSO609
  • Field Project | FPR611

Requirements

Electives available to students may be chosen from the elective bank below. Please note that where subjects require Program Director Approval, students must complete an application form and submit it to Student Services in order to get that approval. Choose 3 electives:

Elective subjects

  • Systems Thinking | MGT603
  • Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship | MGT607
  • Business Law and International Contexts | MGT608
  • Managing Information Systems | MGT609
  • Organisational Best Practice | MGT610
  • International Business Strategy | MGT611
  • Risk Management | MGT612
  • Corporate Sustainability | MGT613
  • Technology Strategy | MGT614
  • Principles of Project Management | PROJ6000
  • Integrated Project Management | PROJ6001 / PROJ6017
  • Project Planning and Budgeting | PROJ6002
  • Project Execution and Control | PROJ6003
  • Contracts and Procurement | PROJ6004
  • Sustainability in Project, Portfolio & Program Management | PROJ6005
  • Leadership for the Contemporary Organisation | PROJ6008
  • Business Process Management and Systems | PROJ6009
  • Project Management Application: Construction | PROJ6010
  • Integrated Infrastructure Project Management | PROJ6011
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS500
  • Data Modelling and Database Design | MIS602
  • Microservices Architecture | MIS603
  • Requirements Engineering | MIS604
  • Systems Analysis and Design | MIS605
  • Cybersecurity | MIS607
  • Agile Project Management | MIS608
  • Accounting Information Systems | ACCT6001
  • Economic Principles and Decision Making | ECON6000
  • Statistics for Financial Decisions | STAT6003
  • Management Perspectives | MGMT6012
  • Social Enterprise | DSGN6031

Technology

Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma courses ( 2 options )
  • Bachelor courses ( 2 options )
    • Bachelor of Business

      CRICOS 090275E

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    • Bachelor of Business Sports Management

      CRICOS 090265G

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Postgraduate

  • Graduate Certificate courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

      CRICOS 095349G

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    • Graduate Certificate of Sport Management
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  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

    CRICOS 095352A

  • Master courses ( 4 options )
    • Master of Business Administration MBA

      CRICOS 095353M

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    • Master of Business Administration Advanced

      CRICOS 088149G

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    • Master of Business Administration Sports Management
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    • Master of Business Administration Sports Management Advanced

      CRICOS 0101388

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Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

Torrens University Australia have partnered with Real Madrid Graduate School to offer an MBA in Sports Management, with guest speakers from the Football Club and top sports industry experts. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.

Gain professional experience

You can source Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, through our Careers Connect database, all vetted for quality and relevance by Torrens University’s Learning Facilitators.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

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

FEE-HELP

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

Scholarships

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.

Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7)

OR

Applicants without formal qualifications are eligible to apply if they have at least seven (7) years of professional administrative or managerial work experience. Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

OR

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 or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

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.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent and three years of relevant professional experience.

Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirements may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • 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?
  • 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?
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