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1.5 years full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face

Applications due 22 February 2018


Gain the business and personal skills to succeed in the global sporting industry with a Master of Sport Business and Integrity at Victoria University.

Ours is the only course in Australia that examines sport business with an integrity focus, preparing you for the pressures and complexity of contemporary sport management.

Our highly qualified staff include sport managers, lawyers and project managers.

You'll gain the skills and knowledge to implement and deliver sport programs that:

  • are financially and operationally sustainable
  • deliver public value
  • have socially responsible outcomes
  • uphold values of trust, fair play, transparency and integrity.

You will develop business skills – policy, strategy, management – with a clear understanding of the unique challenges of the sport industry. With integrity an increasing concern in global sports, this course will prepare you for expanding your sports career opportunities.

Elite & commmunity sport partnerships

The College of Sport and Exercise Science has over 200 partnerships and affiliations with peak sporting bodies, professional and community sporting clubs, and public-health and education groups.

Practical and industry experience, particularly through our partnership with the Universidad Europea de Madrid, will ensure you are a highly competent and confident graduate, experienced in the latest industry standard technologies and evidence-based practices.

Study in Spain

Our partnership with Real Madrid gives you the exciting chance to study in Spain with the best in professional sport.

You'll benefit from:

  • one-week residential program in Madrid, Spain
  • guest lectures and interactive webinars by Universidad Europea de Madrid lecturers.

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Our Master of Sport Business and Integrity will ensure you have the broad skillset necessary for a successful career in the global sport industry. There are many business and personal growth opportunities in the sporting world as leaders, administrators, managers and officials.

You will be equipped to add value to the industry through roles in sport integrity, community partnerships, media, communications, facilities and events.

In complex organisations undergoing constant change, you will be prepared for a range of sport business management and leadership roles in:

  • international agencies
  • national, state and local government
  • the private sector
  • the not-for-profit sector.

Example job titles or positions include:

  • chief executive officer (professional sporting clubs)
  • general manager (state and national governing bodies)
  • community development manager
  • player welfare manager
  • resource planning director
  • team manager
  • public relations and corporate affairs manager
  • sport venue manager
  • sport project manager
  • sport event manager
  • media manager.


The average annual salary for general managers in Australia is $104,000 (JobOutlook). The average annual salary of a sports centre manager in Australia is $64,428 (JobOutlook).

Course structure

To attain the Master of Sport Business and Integrity, students will be required to complete 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units) consisting of:

  • 120 credit points (equivalent to 10 units) core units

Plus either / or

  • 12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) sport business project unit; and,
  • 12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective unit. Students to select from any postgraduate units across the university. Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.


  • 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) thesis unit.

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2

Year 2, Semester 1




12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) from the elective options provided.



Suggested Elective

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

  1. Synthesise conceptual understandings of strategic management with advanced specialist knowledge in the field of sport integrity.  
  2. Evaluate the nature of illegal, corrupt, and anti-social conduct in sport, and how it threatens the credibility and integrity of sport.  
  3. Critically apply legal and ethical principles to decision making processes when dealing with problematic issues in sport.  
  4. Design, justify, and implement strategic initiatives - involving structural, cultural and operational change - that enables sporting enterprises to implement policies and practices that grow the sport by placing integrity in the forefront.  
  5. Creatively utilise cross-disciplinary knowledge and high quality sport research to build partnerships, attract resources, and build systems for attracting diverse groups of participants.  

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.


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: Full-fee

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

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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.

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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.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a Bachelor degree in Sport that includes studies in management and leadership or
    Successful completion of a Bachelor degree in Business, or
    Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate in Sport Integrity or
    Successful completion of a Graduate Diploma in Sport Business and Integrity.
  • Mature: In the absence of a Bachelor/Honours Degree, a minimum of 10 years' experience as a sport professional / manager.

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.

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 22 February 2018.

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