Sport Management (Postgraduate Certificate): January start

Year of entry

2018

Start date

January 2019

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

One year part-time

Attendance

Two evenings a week

Other entry years for this course

2017

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 & sport competition design, sport marketing, and sport governance & regulation.

It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport. It is ideally suited to the needs of executives within a variety of sport organisations, such as professional sport clubs, governing bodies, media organisations, members of supporters’ organisations, and local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field, as well as people with a general interest in the sport and media industries, or those seeking a broad, general, education in sport management with a view to switching career into the sport business sector

Teaching on the Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Management/ Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Governance is also 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.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.

We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.

We offer students of all ages and backgrounds a chance to study either part-time or full-time in our Department and to gain an internationally recognised University of London qualification.

We also offer an MSc Sport Management and Marketing and, for those individuals with an interest in the business of football, we offer an MSc Sport Management and the Business of Football.

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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.
  • 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.
  • You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. You will also have access to the Birkbeck Library and e-Library where you can obtain books and journal articles that are required for your studies.
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