Massey’s Master of Sport Management is a unique new 180-credit programme that will qualify you for a professional career in the sports industry.
Be a sport manager of tomorrow
The increasing professionalisation of sport means there is a growing demand for qualified managers to manage and promote sports affairs. To be an effective sport manager of tomorrow, you will need a strong background in both business management and sport-related subjects. The Master of Sport Management combines broad business training and specialist skills to give you an excellent basis for careers in all areas of sport management.
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Unique in New Zealand
The Master of Sport Management is a unique qualification in New Zealand. No other university offers a similar sports qualification in conjunction with a business school, making it the country’s only professional practice, 180-credit, sport management-specific qualification. The course is specifically designed to meet the needs of sport organisations. You will gain a valuable, flexible and highly marketable qualification, giving you skills and in-depth understanding in a broad range of management and sport-related areas.
Qualify more quickly
This new 180-credit programme will get you qualified in less time than a traditional master’s. You can complete it in twelve months of full-time study. If you study part-time it will take between two and a half and five years.
Insider industry knowledge
Massey has strong strategic partnerships with regional and national sport organisations. You will meet sport industry professionals through in-class guest lectures, field trips, the 60-credit professional practice course, and researching for assignments. You will acquire the knowledge and skills vital to excel as a sport management professional.
Be in demand
There is a market demand for professionally qualified sport managers. As sports bodies become more commercially focused, there will be a growing need for suitably qualified people like you with a sport and business background.
Research and teaching expertise
Massey’s Master of Sport Management staff are recognised as top researchers in sport management, with publications in the main sport management journals and as members of editorial boards for key journals, such as the Journal of Sport Management.
Study when and where it suits you
The Master of Sport Management can be studied full-time or part-time, through distance learning or internally at Auckland.
Compulsory courses (120 Credits)
- 152.707 Leading and Changing Organisations
- 152.752 Project Management
- 234.731 Advanced Sport in the Social Context
- 234.732 Advanced Sport Management
- 234.832 Professional Practice in Sport Management
In a competitive employment market, qualification and credential “inflation” mean that organisations increasing want people with graduate qualifications. Massey’s Master of Sport Management offers you a chance to get qualified for a particular vocation in sport and related industries, where employment opportunities are growing. With the Master of Sport Management’s dual emphasis on management and sport, you will be well placed to take advantage of these opportunities.
With a Massey Master of Sport Management, you can work in:
- national sport organisations
- national recreation organisations
- regional sports trusts
- one of the thousands of clubs and provincial or regional sporting organisations
- territorial authorities (district and city councils)
- managing national and international events
- managing sport facilities
- private enterprise
- sport coordination in schools
- high-performance sport
- Sport NZ
Admission to the Degree of Master of Sport Management requires that the candidate will:
- have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, having achieved a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses, or;
- have been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management or the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise with an endorsement in Sport Management, having achieved a grade average of B.
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Last updated February 9, 2017