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What will I learn?


Sport is a global, evolving industry. Launching a career in sport requires specialised business knowledge plus a deep understanding of how professional teams operate. Not to forget, how to manage the media and sport consumers. La Trobe's Master of Management (Sport Management) is an industry-focused degree for those looking to launch a career in sport or take their sport management skills to the next level.

You'll develop the skills and business insight needed to organise, manage and promote sport at all levels. Through our strong industry connections in business and sport, you'll also gain practical insights into sport management with guest lectures from key players in the sport industry.

You'll learn:

Sport leadership and governance

Gain an understanding of the leadership and governance trends and issues impacting local, national and international sport organisations.

Sustainable management and marketing

Learn what it takes to be a successful manager and overcome the influence of challenging workplace environments.

Economics, business and finance

Advance your knowledge and skills in modern accounting techniques and practice.

Law and risk management

Help athletes get the most out their careers by learning how to manage legal issues and critically analyse the role of law in sport.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Career Outcomes

Our sport management graduates have the knowledge and skills to launch a career in a range of industries, including not-for-profit organisations, professional sporting bodies, media organisations and more. Possible options include:

Executive manager

Be the face of your sport or sporting club. Develop strategy, increase the profile of your sport and foster a positive organisational culture.

Sports manager

Manage and deliver sport competitions, identify marketing opportunities and find ways to increase funding and participation.

Sports coordinator

Develop, implement and improve sports programs for your organisation.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Business and Management



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,400.00 (21,62,741) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022, 7 November 2022


City Campus

Level 2, 360 Collins St,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent.If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may be considered in some instances. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Academic level

Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)

Alternate entry

Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors, including academic record, English proficiency and/or employment experience.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

La Trobe College Australia ELICOS (LTCA): completion of EFS level 6B with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam.

La Trobe College Australia Foundation Studies (LTCA): completion of Foundation studies with 70% in English (Academic Communication).

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About La Trobe University

La Trobe is ranked in the top 400 by QS World University Rankings, THE World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

  • Top 300 on QS rankings list for economics
  • Partnership with several local and global organisations
  • Several industry and professional affiliated programs
  • Strong support from the University’s career team