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Bachelor of Sports Management - 688AA

Course Code: 688AA
Course Version: 7
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC Melbourne - Waverley Campus
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
CRICOS Code: 046609J
Selection Rank: 55
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

The path to sporting excellence needs great management

Behind every story of sporting excellence is the often untold story of skilled planning and strong management. Our Bachelor of Sports Management was the first of its kind in Australia and has since become a leader in the field of professional sport management education.

Throughout the course you will develop a strong working knowledge of management theory and practice. And, you will have unprecedented access to leaders in sport through our on-campus Sporting Commons.

Study The Bachelor of Sports Management at UC and you will:

  • set your pathway to further learning in a variety of sports disciplines
  • build strong knowledge of contemporary management theory and practice
  • equip yourself with specialised knowledge in specific fields of sports management
  • network with current academic and professional leaders in sport
  • explore complementary disciplines such as sport media with the flexibility of your study plan open electives.

Work-integrated learning

All students are encouraged to apply for numerous sports internships with our professional sports partners in NRL, Super Rugby, W-League and WNBL. Completing an internship is an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience and form strong relationships within industry before graduating.

Career opportunities

  • Sports management and operations
  • Sports marketing
  • Sports sponsorship
  • Sports media and public relations
  • Management of sports, recreation and leisure clubs
  • Advisory and policy roles in the public and private sector

Course specific information

High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours).

Admission Requirements

Normal requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Structured work experience is a requirement of this course and is provided through individual or group placements with sports organisations as part of the requirements of individual units. Students will be required to complete AFP police checks.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Mathematics (T) and English (T). NSW: Mathematics and English Advanced.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Sports Management B SportsMgt

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Graduate Employment

Graduates can expect to find employment in sports development in Commonwealth and State Government departments of sport and recreation, marketing and public relations in the private sector, and management of sports, recreation or leisure clubs and centres.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
To gain knowledge and skills across a range of business and management studies which will inform and enhance graduate's management capabilities in modern organisations. Communication;
Analysis and inquiry;
Problem solving;
Working independently and with others.
To gain knowledge and skills across a range of sport relevant studies which will inform and enhance graduate's sport management capabilities in modern professional sporting organisations. Communication;
Analysis and inquiry;
Problem solving;
Working independently and with others.
To experience sport industry placements and internships which will familiarise students with practices, issues and trends in the sport industry which will contribute to a near seamless transition for graduates to the sport industry workplace. Communication;
Analysis and inquiry;
Problem solving;
Working independently and with others;
Professionalism and social responsibility.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time: equivalent part-time; maximum 20 semesters.


High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours).


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC Melbourne - Waverley Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC Melbourne - Waverley Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC Melbourne - Waverley Campus-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC Melbourne - Waverley Campus-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC Melbourne - Waverley Campus-Internal

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