Our IBA in Sports Business Management (BBA Hons) is for students who are passionate about sport and want to gain management and leadership skills in this expanding and exciting industry.
Your study will focus on business principles in the field of sport, an area that is growing in its importance and impact nationally and globally. The sports industry employs hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, providing graduate career opportunities in a wide range of sports-related businesses and organizations.
Combining practical experience with the academic study will helpfully equip you with a broad understanding of the international and commercial aspects of the sports business industry. You will gain the business management and leadership skills that employers have told us they are looking for in our students.
You will experience a dynamic blend of academic study, practical application, research, and hands-on experience via your placement. This balance of knowledge and practical skills are designed to prepare you for career success in this fast-paced and growing industry.
In your first year, you will be introduced to the components of sport business management and the impacts of sports policy, finance, and economics on effective sport management. In your second year, you will develop project management skills and analyze the role of management for the successful organization of sport. In the final year, you will investigate the roles of marketing and strategy in sport business management and undertake an extended piece of research.
Alongside the broad IBA modules, you will follow specific Sport Business Management modules.
Sport is one of the few sectors experiencing economic growth both in the UK and globally. Sport business management students will gain in-depth knowledge of business principles and how they are applied in this thriving industry, opening up a wide variety of career paths with a bright employment outlook.
Optional modules enable you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and personal career goals, whether they exist in marketing, sales, planning, sports events management, facility management or sport administration. Your placement will give you hands-on experience to acquire the skills that will help you stand out to potential employers and give you a competitive edge in the jobs market.
Careers exist with various organizations including professional sport clubs, sport governing bodies, health and leisure clubs, sport public agencies, sport community recreation departments, sporting goods companies, sport marketing agencies, sport events organizers and athletic service organizations.
An IBA bachelor's degree in sport business management from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will enable you to turn your passion for sport into an exciting career and our employability hub and careers service will be there to offer support and advice.
High School Diploma or final certificate, equivalent to the Netherlands HAVO or MBO level 4 diploma / UK AS & A Level or BTEC. Please contact the Admissions Office to receive High School diploma comparisons. Advanced Placement / Credit Transfer Possible
Direct Entry to Final Year
Students with successful study experience equivalent to 160 European Credits in a related business or economic field are able to enter directly into the Final year programme (80 credits). The examination and graduation board will decide on entry based on credit transcripts and qualifications presented.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6 or TOEFL Equivalent.
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Last updated February 2, 2018