BA (Hons) Sport Business Management Leeds Beckett University
Blend your passion for sport with business management expertise and real-world leadership skills. You will examine key business areas, including marketing, finance, economics, enterprise, strategy and events management, and their relationship with sport. A focus on digital analytics in big businesses will provide key skills that support today's global businesses.
Why study Sport Business Management at Leeds Beckett University
- 90% of students from Carnegie School of Sport courses were satisfied with their course*
- Take part in a range of exciting work placement opportunities
- Many of our students have also taken advantage of our sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games
- Opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience
- Each year we host an employability fair where you'll be able to speak directly with employers from major leading organisations from the world of sports business
- Study in the university’s new £45m state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
You will learn about the increasing professionalisation of sport, investigate the requirements of governance and explore how the changing needs of the consumer have transformed it into one of the most lucrative industries in the world. Millions of pounds are spent each year on broadcasting rights, licensing and merchandising and this course has been designed so you can seize these new and exciting opportunities.
This course offers the opportunity to take a sandwich year; a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total. Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.
We work closely with organisations such as Leeds City Council, Leeds Rhinos and the Rugby Football League who have offered full-time employment to many of our students following their work placements. There are also opportunities to volunteer at major global sporting events - previous events have included the Commonwealth Games, the Olympics and the Paralympics.
You'll have the chance to travel and study abroad through our exchange programme with partner universities in Australia, America, Canada and Europe.
Each year we host an employability fair where you will be able to speak directly with employers from major leading organisations from the world of sports business. It is a chance to get your foot in the door early and know about all the job opportunities available whether it is for your placement or after you leave university.
Along with the employability fair, we also hold regular career sessions providing you with support with developing your CV, writing cover letters to employers and interview practice and those all important essential tips to get you ahead in the job market.
We believe it is of paramount importance to continually communicate and motivate our students. With this in mind we use various types of social and interactive online media to encourage you to actively engage and focus on your studies by using Facebook, podcasts, video streaming and e-portfolios.
Teaching And Learning
Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.
Scholarships and Funding
We are committed to ensuring that the opportunity to experience an education here at Leeds Beckett University is open to all. If you're thinking of joining us to study for your undergraduate degree, you may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary.
Bursaries are usually awarded depending on household income, whilst scholarships are available for a number of areas and are based on sporting or academic excellence.
Program Tuition Fee
With a focus on developing your employability skills, a new sandwich year option will enhance your experience and opportunity. We will provide you with the expertise to make a real impact in your chosen career and help you create an e-portfolio to impress future employers. Our students have set up their own companies or gained management positions in high-profile sport businesses and leisure organisations, such as Virgin Active, the RFL, British Cycling and national governing bodies. Our graduates have also secured roles at professional sports clubs. including Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Golf, and marketing and PR firms Banana Kick and Michael Page.
- Leisure Club Manager
- Sport Development Officer
- Stadium Manager
- Sports Marketing Executive
Beckett Careers Team
Our Beckett Careers Team will support you with all aspects of your career planning, throughout university and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or want to gain experience alongside your studies, need help preparing an application or exploring graduate job options, we can provide expert support every step of the way!
Throughout your university journey and up to five years after you graduate you'll have access to a broad range of support and tools to help you with:
- Getting ready to apply for jobs
- Working on your CV
- Preparing for an interview
- Applying for graduate vacancies or placements
- Connecting with employers and organisations
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