Sport Management

Sport is a business. Make it a better one

From the Premier League to the Olympics, business is a big part of modern sport. You'll learn some of the strategies, tools and techniques used by successful operations around the world, with the support of experienced teachers and industry figures.

You'll learn to harness the potential of analytics and develop strong strategies and leadership skills. You'll explore ways to reduce inequalities and build more ethical enterprises. And you'll see and do it all first-hand, with placements and project opportunities.

Our renowned Sport Management related courses combine sector leading research with an inclusive high-quality learning and teaching environment. Working collaboratively with our key industry partners provides excellent opportunities to integrate both practical and critical applications to ensure our students are highly equipped to enter the field of sport management.

your student experience

From Day One, you'll be part of a school that's preparing you for an exciting career. You'll explore a range of concepts, from sponsorships to strategy, management to finance, so you can choose your own direction. And our placements and partnerships will ensure you get to put this learning into practice.

But we don't just focus on what is. We'll give you the critical thinking and problem solving skills to tackle issues such as inequality and ethics, and to come up with new strategies and approaches to transform the industry in future.

Get to know our courses

Our courses will train you to have a real impact in the business of sport. Our passionate and knowledgeable staff have built careers in industry, and worked with businesses and organisations to improve policy and develop strategies. You'll graduate with a strong understanding of what's required in business, and the confidence to think beyond what's always been done.

Keen to explore a career in the business of sport? We'll give you a strong grounding in concepts such as sponsorship, strategy, management principles, events and understanding the consumer.

You'll experience "real-life" assessments with partners including Leeds United, Banana Kick, and Yorkshire County Cricket. And you'll have the opportunity to secure internships, and volunteer at major sporting events.

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We've worked with leading industry experts to design a course that explores the power of sport in the community. You'll examine ways to increase participation, address inequalities, and tackle social issues such as crime and community health.

Our industry links mean you'll be able to develop projects that have a real-world impact, as well as access placements and networking opportunities. Our partners range from local authorities to sports governing bodies and national organisations such as Comic Relief.

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your teaching community

Our subject group is characterised by a passionate and knowledgeable staff group. Delivering excellence in teaching ensures your experience benefits from the insights and passion of internationally-renowned researchers and colleagues with extensive experience of working in sport.

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Centre for Social Justice in Sport and Society

Sport should be for all, not a privileged few. We lead research that identifies the root causes of injustices in sport with the purpose of driving social change.

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