Information on this page is for international students

Intakes: 
2019: February and July
Duration: 
4 years
Location: 
Fees: 
2019: A$12,700*
* fee per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

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.

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

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
  • Hockey Victoria
  • Cricket Victoria
  • Western Bulldogs Football Club
  • Coburg Football Club
  • 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.

Our Sport and Recreation Industry Pathway (SARIP) program supports secondary-school students to achieve their aspirations in sport. It is available to all secondary-school students and their teachers.

The SARIP program offers a sport-based curriculum supporting students’ study in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

If you’re a student with a passion for sport, it gives you invaluable experience and industry links. You’ll be offered a pathway to additional qualifications, tertiary study and workplace opportunities.

As part of the SARIP program, students come to VU to participate in physiology and biomechanics testing and other exciting projects.

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

Careers in sport management and business

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 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

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.  

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.

Admissions

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Applicants for this course will need to have met the academic requirements and prerequisites for this course outlined below.

Entry requirements

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 (or equivalent).
OR:
Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).
PLUS:
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score or 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
OR:
Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

Additional information

Students will require a Working with Children Check and National Police Check to be eligible to undertake and participate in workplace visits, placements or projects. Use the following site links to obtain additional information:
http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=274.

Pathways & credits

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

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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.

How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

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