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.
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Management roles within the sports business sector
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What you'll learn
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.
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.
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Duration study load
Applicants should have either:
A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in any 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 must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.
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 the countries we consider eligible. Get in touch with one of our course advisors for more information.
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Assessment is 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.
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.
Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This 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.
Full tuition fee: £15,300
These fees* are fully inclusive of all costs, including all teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.
Scholarships and discounts
Applicants may be able to benefit from the following scholarships and discounts:
Regional Scholarships of up to 15%. To find out the scholarship offered in your region
10% discount for University of Liverpool alumni
5% discount for up-front full tuition fee payment
We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to cover the costs of your studies. You could benefit from:
Simple monthly payment plan provided to spread the cost over the duration of study
Students living in England may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the programme cost.
*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed.
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About University of Liverpool Online Programmes
University of Liverpool is a member of the elite Russell Group of research-led UK universities. They have been offering online programmes since 2000 and are one of Europe's leading providers of wholly online postgraduate degrees. Their programmes are designed specifically for online learning; teaching and assessment are delivered through a state-of-the-art learning platform, providing students with access to all resources required for interactive study online.
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