Bachelor of Sport Management / Bachelor of Business

Federation University

Through this double degree you will receive vital skills and knowledge that will enable you to work with athletes, coaches, support teams and like-minded people to manage projects such as national sporting events, marketing sports teams or helping kids to engage in sports. The mix of sport industry and business expertise doubles your job options when you graduate and you can even apply your business skills to non-sport related industries. By studying the Bachelor of Sport Management/Bachelor of Business at Federation University you will receive the following key benefits: You will receive all the vital skills and knowledge that come from completing the Bachelor of Sport Management, but you will be further upskilled through the completing of the Bachelor of Business specifically in marketing. This will provide you with more industries and opportunities upon graduation. You will have the opportunity to work in the sport industry by completing 710 hours of practical work. No other sport management course in Australia offers this substantial opportunity and this is a key contributor to the success of our graduates. You will be inspired by our friendly lecturers who are also sport industry experts. Our lectures will guide and support you in learning how to manage sporting events, community sport development programs, sporting stadiums and national sport development programs. You will complete an internship in your final year of study and this will begin your career in sport management. This program is so successful that leading sport organisations are drawn to the internship. This is a significant part of your degree and it gives you the chance to work with and learn from people who may end up being your colleagues, bosses, or mentors, In fact, most of our students are offered work straight from their internships (see industry experience section for an outline of sport organisations).

Course Fee:

International: $137,700

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English; ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST); Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher; applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.


This program consists of 540 credit points. Students will complete 32 core courses worth 15 credit points each and an internship worth 60 credit points in semester 2 of the fourth year of study.

Subjects you can Study:

Sport performance management; Exercise principals and instruction; Sport marketing; Sport event management; Human resource management; Management of sport organisations; Management of sport facilities; Sport policy; Injury prevention; Social media marketing; Sport media and communications; Health promotion; Marketing communication; Marketing strategy and analysis; law; Consumer behaviour; Reward and performance management; Product management.

Study Pathways:

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Further information:

Further information:

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Full time 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Part time 8 years

Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

Join our diverse community of 25,000 students, and gain access to networks across our campuses in Victoria (Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera), Brisbane, and with partner providers in Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

Our areas of study are categorised into seven broad fields – education, business, engineering, information technology, arts, nursing and health and life sciences. Choose a topic of interest in any field — from primary education, criminal justice, visual arts and accounting to civil engineering, games development, occupational therapy, sports science and psychology.

With such a wide range of options available, you’ll have the ability to explore your passions and shape who you are to influence your future.

Research conducted at Federation University is world-class. Under the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings, we have achieved the highest possible five-out-of-five rating in seven research areas:

  • Nursing
  • Human movement and sports science
  • Environmental sciences
  • Applied mathematics
  • Clinical sciences
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental science and management

A further 11 research areas are ranked above or equal to world standard.

We host Australia’s largest regional technology park accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM. The University’s Tech Park Central, in the heart of Ballarat, enables businesses to have a presence at our School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) campus.

Tech Park Central gives our students access to invaluable workplace experience in global organisations. It also helps foster international research collaborations focused on solving real-world problems and making a difference in people’s lives.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. Other features of our campuses include cafes, art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, childcare facilities, and range of events and clubs.

At Federation University you can be assured that your program of study will have industry credibility and recognition. Employers highly rate our graduates and we will prepare you well for your chosen career.

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