Bachelor of Business - Sport Management

La Trobe University

This course gives insight for sport enthusiasts interested in what happens behind-the-scenes - how sport is managed, presented and promoted. Students explore the business of sport-specific operations through theory and work experience in the sports industry. In first year, students develop knowledge of business principles by studying economics, accounting and finance, sport management and sport marketing. This gives students an understanding of the business structures, business culture and performance management that underpin the sporting industry. In second year, they investigate the social and economic policies of sport through business law, sport policy, sport media and human resources management studies. In third year, students complete a 200-hour work placement and analyse current practices, apply sport management theory, and develop industry connections. At the same time, students undertake workshops that develop employability plus core subjects in volunteer management, sport governance and sport development. Students have the flexibility of eight elective choices from any subject area and the opportunity to take part in overseas business studies with La Trobe's partner universities across the globe. These include University of Stirling (Scotland), University of Bayreuth (Germany), University of Windsor (Canada) and University of Oregon (USA). Unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.

Course Fee:

International: $94,200

Entry Requirements:

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


Students must complete at least 360 credit points. At least 270 of these must be in subjects offered by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. In first year, they take four business foundation subjects, two subjects specific to the sport management disciplinary core and two elective subjects. The four business foundation subjects, Business Foundations, Accounting and Finance for Business, Business Economics, and Business Analytics, will introduce key business disciplines and work-ready skills. These skills will be further enhanced in second and third year with a subject in Sustainability and a capstone subject in Entrepreneurship, respectively. In addition to these common core subjects students complete eight core subjects in sport management over the three years of the degree, which will provide them a comprehensive understanding of the sport industry, as well as its key players and organisational frameworks.

Subjects you can Study:

Sport management

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info No Full time 3 years
Albury-Wodonga No info No Part time 6 years
Albury-Wodonga No info No Full time 3 years
Melbourne No info No Part time 6 years
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In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

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Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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