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M63 Bachelor of Sport Management

The Bachelor of Sport Management prepares competent graduates for careers in various sectors of the sport industry by providing a multi-disciplinary program of study. This strong, industry-based course is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge, competencies and professional attitudes required by middle and senior levels of management. The course commences with an introduction to the sport industry and focuses upon an application of the key aspects of management, marketing, communication, planning, economics and finance, community engagement, facility planning, research methods, legal aspects, venue and event management, and business planning. As part of their course, students also undertake a range of practical industry placements which provide them with necessary workplace experiences, as well as vital networking opportunities. The course also provides students with the opportunity to further specialise in various fields (such as marketing, management, public relations, mass communication, eco-recreation, tourism management, human resource management, sports science, or human performance) to give their studies a stronger industry focus in that area.


A Bachelor of Sport Management degree offers career opportunities in management in the diverse areas of professional sport organisations; state, national and international sport associations; local and state government sport and recreation departments; sport facilities; sport marketing, promotion and event management companies; sport education and coaching services; sport tourism and adventure sport operators; sporting good distributors and retailers. 


Admission to the Bachelor of Sport Management degree at Joondalup is competitive. Meeting ECU minimum admission requirements does not guarantee enrolment.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The Bachelor of Sport Management degree requires a minimum of 360 credit points and normally requires three years of full-time study or the part-time equivalent.

The degree has the following main components:

(i) a core program of fourteen (14) units of 15 credit points = 210 credit points

(ii) a supplementary program of ten (10) units of 15 credit points = 150 credit points consisting of:

  • a 10 unit supporting major; or
  • an 8 unit major or supporting major and 2 electives; or
  • a 6 unit minor and a 4 unit minor; or
  • a 6 unit minor and 4 electives;or
  • a 4 unit minor and 6 electives; or
  • two 4 unit minors and 2 electives; or
  • 10 electives.


NOTE: All Bachelor of Sport Management students must complete a minimum of 75 credit points at third year level and no more than 150 credit points at first year level.

The core program is the fourteen (14) units of 15 credit points = 210 credit points listed below:
MAN1100 Management I 15
MKT1101 Professional Communication I 15
SPM2112 Sport Delivery Systems 15
SPM2111 Sport Organisation Management 15
SPM2122 Sport Marketing 15
LMS2103 Leisure Facility Planning 15
LSC2003 Leisure and Lifestyle 15
SPM2114 Sport and Leisure Economics and Finance II 15
LMS2104 Leisure Research Methods 15
LMS3111 Leisure and Sport Planning III 15
LSC3112 Industry Practice 15
SPM3113 Sport and Leisure Law 15
SPM3114 Sport Venues and Events 15
SPM3221 Sport Business Planning 15
To complete the degree students must undertake a supplementary program of ten (10) units of 15 credit points = 150 credit points. This program must be undertaken as either: A 10 unit supporting major; or an 8 unit major or supporting major and 2 electives; or a 6 unit minor and a 4 unit minor; or a 6 unit minor and 4 electives; or a 4 unit minor and 6 electives; or two 4 unit minors and 2 electives; or 10 electives.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008