Master of Business Administration Sports Management (Advanced)

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Master of Business Administration, Sports Management (Advanced)

What is an Advanced MBA in Sports Management?

The MBA Sports Management (Advanced) is a two-year program suited for international students. It is designed to develop cognitive, technical and creative skills in sports management, for more effective decision-making in a global sporting context. An MBA in Sports Management delivers theory and practice behind leading people and teams, marketing, finance and strategy as well as arena operations management.
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.


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.
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World-class partner

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

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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, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Course duration
2 years full time, part-time options available
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

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
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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 16 subjects, which includes 13 core subjects and 3 elective 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
  • Electives


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_SM
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGT601
  • Sports Marketing | SPM610
  • Business Decision Analytics | MGT602


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_SM
  • Strategic Management | MGT604
  • Management and Operation of a Sports Venue | MGMT6020_SM
  • Residence: Sport Facility Operations | RSO609
  • Field Project | FPR611


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
  • Principles of Project Management | PROJ6000
  • Integrated Project Management | PROJ6001 / PROJ6017
  • Project Execution and Control | PROJ6003
  • Contracts and Procurement | PROJ6004
  • Project, Portfolio and Program Management | PROJ6018
  • Organisational Behaviour and People Management | PROJ6006
  • 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
  • Statistics for Financial Decisions | STAT6003
  • Economic Principles and Decision Making | ECON6000
  • Management Perspectives | MGMT6012


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. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. 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.

Industry partners and work placements

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.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International


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.

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


At least seven (7) years of professional administrative or managerial 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


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.


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 requirement may be available. 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 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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