Course essentials

VU course code:
SBSB
Study mode:
Part Time, Full Time
VTAC course code:
4301010161
Location:
Delivery mode:
Blended
Face to Face
Duration:
4 years full time or longer for part time

Aim for an exciting career in sport or business, with a double degree from VU. Our Bachelor of Sport Management / Bachelor of Business prepares you for management, training and operational roles.

A double degree is an excellent way to extend your career options. Follow your passion into the sport and exercise sector as a sport planner, manager, administrator, event organiser, policy analyst, or programmer. Or aim for a business role that suits your interests and ambitions, choosing from our specialisations.

We teach important skills in:

  • policy, planning and strategy
  • team-sport management
  • player welfare and support
  • gym and exercise program administration
  • community-based activity program coordination.

We offer fantastic work experience with sporting organisations. You'll graduate ready to plan, organise and lead activities at elite and community level.

Sports & business specialisations

Study core skills in management, marketing, business practices and sports practices. Then choose your own path in one of our specialisations:

Sports career development & placements

During your degree, you'll take part in a placement program which give you valuable work experience and industry contacts.

Placements are hosted by 350 different organisations in the following fields:

  • sport and exercise science
  • sport management
  • sport coaching
  • recreation
  • outdoor education.

We have over 200 partnerships and affiliations with peak sporting bodies, professional and community sporting clubs, and public-health and education groups. Our partners offer work placements and contacts within the industry. They include:

  • AFL
  • Melbourne Storm
  • Melbourne Rebels
  • Netball Victoria
  • Hockey Victoria
  • Cricket Victoria
  • Western Bulldogs Football Club
  • Coburg Football Club
  • Melbourne Vixens Netball team
  • Western Jets Football Club
  • Greyhound Racing Victoria
  • Football Federation Victoria
  • Richmond Football Club
  • Victorian Institute of Sport.

Our Career Development & Employability program is designed to help you choose your career direction, and to teach you to market yourself.

VU's College of Business also offers work experience opportunities.

 

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Direct applications due 19 February 2018.

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Bachelor of Sport Management/Bachelor of Business

 

Combine your passion for sport and business with VU's Bachelor of Sport Management/Bachelor of Business.

Careers in sport management

Your understanding of planning, finance, marketing and people management will prepare you for a range of careers. Aim for a role in business, sporting organisations, local government, or outdoor adventure that matches your interests.

Areas where you may find exciting opportunities include:

  • business consulting
  • government agencies
  • sport governing bodies
  • sports clubs
  • stadia and arenas
  • gyms and leisure centres
  • leisure planning and sport development units
  • community welfare development agencies
  • sports and leisure consultancies
  • motor racing industry
  • horse racing industry
  • schools
  • outdoor adventure camps
  • adventure sport businesses
  • corporate training consultancies
  • local government community leisure units
  • health education agencies
  • youth work programs.

Salaries

Average Australian salaries:

  • sports coaches, instructors and officials, A$60,800 (JobOutlook)
  • sports administrators, A$74,800 (JobOutlook)
  • general managers, A$100,000 (JobOutlook).

Course objectives

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate conceptual understandings of strategic planning, operational management, staff development, marketing and distribution, program design, service delivery, financial controls, performance evaluation, and relevant business principles, with advanced specialist knowledge and managerial theories in the fields of business and sport;  
  2. Critically analyse theoretical and technical knowledge in diverse contexts, and adapt and apply related skills to the effective management of business and sport;  
  3. Critically review and apply information with initiative and judgement in order to both anticipate and creatively solve problems related to the management of enterprises in both the profit-based commercial business sector and the largely not-for profit sport, exercise, and active recreation sector;  
  4. Exhibit professional judgement, ethical standards, and social sensitivity by adapting knowledge and managerial skills to make decisions - be it individually or collaboratively - that provide inclusive, sustainable, and culturally aware experiences;  
  5. Communicate a coherent and independent exposition of industry knowledge and operational skills in both oral and written form to a range of audiences in both business and sport;  
  6. Reflect on personal learning and skills in relation to career goals with a view to implementing creative strategies to promote lifelong learning, and establishing pathways for the attainment of further professional development and vocational training;  
  7. Apply personal and interpersonal competencies, work-group skills, and leadership abilities to the effective management of both business and sport related enterprises, while also accommodating the divergent and complex cultures of Australia and other regions around the world; and  
  8. Contribute to the organisation and delivery of products, programs, services and experiences with personal accountability, integrity, and social responsibility for outcomes, and do it through dynamic 21st Century work-teams that use resources efficiently, provide high levels of participant satisfaction, and deliver widespread social utility.  

Course structure

To qualify for the awards of Bachelor of Sport Management and Bachelor of Business, students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 144 credit points First Year Core units
  • 48 credit points Core units including International Business Challenge and Sport Management Career Development units
  • 96 credit points Sport Management major from approved list
  • 96 credit points Business major from approved list (includes applied business challenge unit)

Sport Management majors:

  • Sport and Active Communities
  • Outdoor Recreation Leadership

Business majors:

  • Accounting
  • Event Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing

First Year Core Units

Year 2, Semester 1

Year 2, Semester 2

36 credit points (equivalent to 3 units) Sport Management specialisation units

Year 3, Semester 1

12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) Sport Management specialisation unit

24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) Business specialisation units

Year 3, Semester 2

12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) Sport Management specialisation unit

36 credit points (equivalent to 3 units) Business specialisation units

Year 4, Semester 1

24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) Sport Management specialisation units

24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) Business specialisation unit

Year 4, Semester 2

12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) Sport Management specialisation unit

12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) Business specialisation unit

Majors

We've changed the way we teach our courses, so that you experience a first year like no other - focused on you and your success.

From 2018, the first-year of this bachelor degree* will see units delivered one at a time, in four-week blocks. This means you won't have to juggle the deadlines and demands of studying multiple units at once. Instead you'll complete one unit before moving on to the next.

All units will be conducted in small class sizes with three face-to-face sessions per week. This means you will get more one-on-one time with your teachers.

You will have access to different learning and teaching methods including:

  • online
  • educator-led delivery
  • tutorials
  • group work
  • laboratory and practical work (where it applies).

You will have access to additional activities designed to extend and improve your skills. These activities foster the skills you need to be an adaptable, resilient, confident and competent learner and employee.

Find out more about our First Year Model.

* Melbourne-based campuses only

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

If you enrol in a:

To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • TAFE: Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). OR Completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis.
  • Year 12: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be credited for up to 12 credit points of study.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

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Direct applications due 19 February 2018.

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