Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Sport Business Management

Sport Business Management

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    N298
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Blend your passion for sport with business management expertise and real-world leadership skills. You will examine key business areas, including marketing, finance, economics, enterprise, strategy and events management, and their relationship with sport. A focus on digital analytics in big business will provide key skills that support today's global businesses.

You will learn about the increasing professionalisation of sport, investigate the requirements of governance and explore how the changing needs of the consumer have transformed it into one of the most lucrative industries in the world. Millions of pounds are spent each year on broadcasting rights, licensing and merchandising and this course has been designed so you can seize these new and exciting opportunities.

This course offers the opportunity to take a sandwich year; a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total. Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.

Course benefits

We work closely with organisations such as Leeds City Council, Leeds Rhinos and the Rugby Football League who have offered full-time employment to many of our students following their work placements. There are also opportunities to volunteer at major global sporting events - previous events have included the Commonwealth Games, the Olympics and the Paralympics.

You'll have the chance to travel and study abroad through our exchange programme with partner universities in Australia, America, Canada and Europe.

Each year we host an employability fair where you will be able to speak directly with employers from major leading organisations from the world of sports business. It is a chance to get your foot in the door early and know about all the job opportunities available whether it is for your placement or after you leave university.

Along with the employability fair, we also hold regular career sessions providing you with support with developing your CV, writing cover letters to employers and interview practice and those all important essential tips to get you ahead in the job market.

We believe it is of paramount importance to continually communicate and motivate our students. With this in mind we use various types of social and interactive online media to encourage you to actively engage and focus on your studies by using Facebook, podcasts, video streaming and e-portfolios.

Sport volunteering opportunities

We offer a sport volunteering programme for anyone with an interest in sport. We have numerous opportunities with organisations such as West Yorkshire Sport, Kirklees Active Leisure, the Rugby Football League, Leeds City Council and Camp Leaders USA. If you want to stay ahead of the game and have a competitive advantage in the job market, then sport volunteering is an ideal way to gain extra knowledge and skills on top of your degree. Volunteering is a huge advantage if you want to pursue a career in the sports industry - and it will look great on your CV!

Sport and active lifestyles

We're passionate about sport and at Leeds Beckett University there's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including the Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at the Sport & Active Lifestyles website.

Sandwich year

This course offers the opportunity to take a sandwich year; a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Why study Sport Business Management at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 90% of students from Carnegie School of Sport courses were satisfied with their course*
  2. Take part in a range of exciting work placement opportunities; you could find yourself working for professional sports teams such as Leeds Rhinos or Yorkshire County Cricket Club, local schools or health clubs
  3. Many of our students have also taken advantage of our sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games
  4. Opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience
  5. Each year we host an employability fair where you will be able to speak directly with employers from major leading organisations from the world of sports business
  6. Study in the university’s new £45m state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building. The building will include a wealth of outstanding facilities, including dedicated research laboratories, a hypoxic laboratory and an indoor sprint track for performance training and analysis
*National Student Survey 2020

Carnegie School of Sport employability event with Leeds United at Elland Road Sport Business Management students take part in interactive activities as well as Q&A sessions with sports professionals and LBU alumni

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