Develop your management skills while simultaneously building your confidence to successfully work within the global business of sport with this part-time, fully online Sports Business and Management MSc from the University of Liverpool.
Designed by leading academics at the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited Management School, this programme is designed to develop your skills and knowledge in the range of business and management disciplines that underpin the global sports industry, enabling you to work effectively in a range of roles within this exciting and dynamic industry.
To achieve a full master’s degree, you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits and a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits. Students who complete the PG Cert and PG Dip will have the opportunity to progress to a full master’s degree.
Is this the right course for you?
On this programme you will be able to learn how to critically analyse sports organisations’ policies and practices within the dynamic sports business environment, empowering you to make evidence-based decisions. You will also be encouraged to develop as a reflective leader, capable of making a key contribution to support sustainable sports organisations.
In addition, you will gain insight from the University of Liverpool’s network of experts who are experienced in working with community-level, national and international sports organisations, in football, horse racing, rugby and many more.
Through this programme, you will:
Focus on management skills. The programme was developed in partnership with the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited management school.
Take part in a collaborative and active learning approach. You will undertake authentic assessments, encouraging you to apply theory to practice and look at real-world issues, cultivating curiosity and creativity as well as a range of management skills.
Network with Liverpool’s global community. You will be able to gather insight and experience from our network of global sports experts in elite and grassroots sport including football, horse racing, cricket, and rugby.
Download a prospectus or visit our website for more details on this programme, including module information.
Learn from industry experts
This online programme is run by the Management School at the historic University of Liverpool, established in 1881 and one of the founding Russell Group members. We have offered online management degrees since 2001 and part of an elite group of worldwide institutes to be triple-accredited, holding AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. Our vision is to be a globally connected Management School, with our transformative research and teaching, placing us at the forefront of influential knowledge leadership.
Enhance your career opportunities
After completing this programme, you will be able to progress into management roles within the sports business sector, you will learn from experts from within the sporting industry and will have the opportunity to enhance your employability within the global sports business sector.
Alongside the subject-specific knowledge, you will gain during the programme, this programme will also develop professional skills such as communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and research. These will enhance your CV, allowing you to improve your career prospects and access more senior roles.
Download a prospectus for more details on the career support you will receive as a University of Liverpool student.
Learn online anytime, anywhere
Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This 100% online course features interactive classes and regular contact with staff and fellow students across the globe. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform, you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.
Assessments are exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries.
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Download a prospectus or visit our website for more information on this programme. Alternatively, you can contact one of our admission advisers to get your questions answered.
One of the best ways to see if the programme is right for you is to join one of our regular virtual events where you will be introduced to our range of online programmes, our online learning facilities, and Q&A’s with staff to help you make the best decision about the future of your education.
All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, you can contact us via LiveChat on our website.
Applicants should have either:
A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in an appropriate subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or
Professional work experience in a related field and/or other prior qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants are required to provide evidence they have reached a minimum required standard of English language.
If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.
Payment options and funding
Full tuition fee – £18,000* (2020/2021 academic year)
The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.
If you live in England, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the costs of your degree. If you are not eligible for a student loan, you will be offered a simple monthly payment plan to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies.
You will receive a 5% discount if you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront.
Scholarships of up to 15% of your tuition fee are available.
For more details speak to the University of Liverpool Online Programmes admission team.
Our tuition fees are the same for all students and there are no hidden costs. We are delighted to offer different tuition fee discounts and scholarships for eligible students.
Read more about fees and scholarships.