Prepare for a career in the sport industry. Our curriculum focuses on how sport is managed, presented and promoted. You’ll graduate with the confidence and skills needed to be competitive in the field.
Develop innovative skills to solve social, environmental and business challenges that face the sport industry. You’ll study economics, accounting and finance in addition to sport management and sport marketing. Investigate social and economic policies through business law and sport media subjects while also having the choice of electives such as sport volunteer management and human resource management.
Expand your expertise. Add a second major in marketing, media, public relations, human resource management or event management to your degree.
Take the opportunity to create a strong network of industry professionals through our placement subject. Our graduates have found employment in top sporting organisations around the world based on the placements they completed.
Learn from industry heavyweights who are dedicated to imparting their expertise and experience to our students. Renowned AFL coach, Michael (Mick) Malthouse, is a key member of our team and a resource to our students, giving practical and intimate insight into the sporting industry.
A qualification in sport management is your key to graduating with transferable skills in both business and sport. You could consider working in positions such as:
sport development roles
health and fitness roles
marketing and sponsorship roles
local government roles
sporting board member
We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.
Start dates: March (Melbourne and regional), July (Melbourne Campus only), November (Melbourne Campus only) 2018March (Melbourne and regional), July (Melbourne Campus only), November (Melbourne Campus only) 2018
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent3 years
Find out about the experiences of one of our Sport management students.
La Trobe graduates
Where have graduates found work opportunities?
Our recent graduates have started their careers within mid-tier and local firms, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations, and have risen to high-level positions as company directors in commercial organisations such as:
New York Yankees
Football Federation Australia
How much can I earn?
The wage of a sport management graduate can vary greatly based on your specialisation, position and the organisation you find work in. Below is an estimation of the salary and career path of an entry-level sport management graduate:
sport management graduate assistant manager $50,000 - $55,000 per year*
account manager $55,000 - $100,000 per year
management position or higher $90,000 + per year.
*Average salary range for roles located in Melbourne and Sydney, as advertised on SEEK, 2017
What are industry links?
Industry links are organisations that work with us to shape our curriculum and provide partnership and placement opportunities. We look for strong links with industry, schools, community groups and other stakeholders to ensure you develop the best theoretical and practical skills required in your chosen career.
How do industry links affect me?
Our business industry links consider La Trobe graduates for internships, placements and employment opportunities, as they know our teaching and content standards. Our business industry links include:
Are there alternative pathways into a sport management courses?
Going straight from school to university isn't an option for everyone. If you have not completed year 12, didn't get the score you needed or are working on ways to transition into tertiary education, we have options for you.
Aspire Program - Be recognised for the difference you make. Refer to dates to see if your eligible for an early offer.
Course transfer - Start your studies in one business course and apply for transfers into another. *
Tertiary Enabling Program - Successfully complete our 17-week program and improve you academic results to be eligible for a range of courses.
Work Recognition Program - If you are over 21 years of age, you may be eligible to gain entry into a Bachelor of Business based on your work experience.
Diploma in Business - Successfully complete a Diploma in Business at one of our regional campuses and transfer into second year of the Bachelor of Business.
La Trobe Melbourne - Successfully complete a Diploma in Business with our pathway provider, and get guaranteed entry into a second year of our Bachelor of Business.
TAFE diplomas - Do a relevant course and get Advance Standing for your prior learning.**
* Other than Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics of Bachelor of Laws. ** Minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) required for entry into some courses. You may also be eligible for Advance Standing
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Be career ready. Extend your learning beyond the classroom by testing your knowledge in a ’real world’ role. Create your industry network and gain practical skills through Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and placement subjects. Work with your course coordinator to find opportunities that best suit your skills and interests. Previous students have found internship opportunities within organisations such as:
The Village Cricket Club UK
New York Yankees.
Refer to course specifics above to see what placement opportunities exist for you.
International study opportunities
Give your qualification an global edge with international study. As a part of La Trobe Business School, you may be eligible for a number of opportunities, including study tours and international exchange. Previous International Study Programs have visited:
Call (61 3) 9627 4805 or 1800 619 768 (free call within Australia)