Sport Management (Postgraduate Certificate): October start

Year of entry

2018

Start date

October 2018

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

One year part-time

Attendance

Two evenings a week

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods

It covers several key areas, such as sport event management, sport economics and sport competition design, sport marketing, and sport governance and regulation. It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport

The programme is ideally suited to the needs of executives within a variety of sport organisations, such as professional sport clubs, sport governing bodies and media organisations. It is also ideal for members of supporters’ organisations, local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field, as well as people with a general interest in the sport and media industries. It is relevant for anyone seeking a broad general education in sport management with a view to switching career into the sport business sector.

Teaching is informed by the activities of the academic staff in the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, Birkbeck’s designated research centre for the study of sport business.

Highlights

  • A comprehensive review of the theory and practice of the business and management of sport.
  • Visiting speakers include experts from the legal profession, football clubs and football regulatory authorities.
  • The Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy.
  • Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.
  • Linked to Birkbeck's Sport Business Centre, one of the world's leading centres for sport business and football research, teaching, training, consultancy and policy advice.
  • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.

Course structure

You take four compulsory modules.

Module groups