Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Sport Business Management

Gain an understanding of the economic, legal, and media issues around sport and prepare to pursue a career in sports business management.

Sport Business Management

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

Blend your passion for sport with business management expertise and real-world leadership skills.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Examine key business areas, including marketing, finance, economics, enterprise, strategy and events management, and their relationship with sport
  • Study digital analytics and gain key skills that support today's global businesses
  • Learn about the increasing professionalisation of sport and investigate the requirements of governance
  • Explore how the changing needs of the consumer have transformed sport into one of the most lucrative industries in the world
  • Recognise and seize new and exciting opportunities in broadcasting, licensing and merchandising

Industry links
We work closely with organisations such as Leeds City Council, Leeds Rhinos and the Rugby Football League. The organisations  have offered full-time employment to many of our students following their work placements. 

Employability prospects
Each year we host an employability fair where you’ll be able to speak directly with employers from major leading organisations from the world of sports business.

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.

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

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

  1. Work placement opportunities
  2. Sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games
  3. Sandwich year opportunity – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience
  4. Annual employability fair where you'll be able to speak directly with employers
  5. Study in the university’s new £45m state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building

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

employability day

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