Progress into your Sports Business Management degree with a foundation year. Immerse yourself in the business-side of performance sport, studying events, sponsorship, entrepreneurship and more. Tailor your studies to suit you and undertake a work placement in industry to prepare you for your career.
This foundation year pathway provides an alternative route into degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress onto the full BA qualification.
The modules on the Sports Business Management (With Foundation Year) (Hons) degree from Hartpury College have been informed by industry, which means you’ll develop the business skills and experience that employers are looking for. Alongside sports-related topics, you’ll study the core principles and practice of business, including finance, marketing, leadership and strategic management.
The use and importance of social media, sponsorship, brand development and project management are among some of the specialist areas you’ll cover. Your assessments will focus on your practical experience, to ensure you graduate ready to hit the ground running. You could find yourself running a graduate assessment centre on campus or pitching a new business idea in the style of Dragons’ Den.
As you progress, you can tailor your studies to suit the career path you want to take. Whether event management, entrepreneurship or business development, there is a path to suit everyone. During your second year, you’ll be able to gain real-world experience working in an area of industry that interests you. You can use this to gain professional skills and experience to set you apart from other graduates.
Our excellent industry links will lead to regular trips to strengthen your learning and understanding of the behind-the-scenes workings of major businesses. We’ll also pay for you to complete an Institute of Leadership and Management qualification, widely recognised by employers across the world.
A work placement in your second year, alongside the opportunity to undertake a sandwich year in industry, will prepare you for graduate employment. We have great partnerships with local and national sports clubs and businesses including links with Gloucester Rugby and our own Championship rugby team. You could also experience studying in the world’s most lucrative sports industry, the United States, as part of a new study abroad option.
Graduates will have the option to move into a variety of careers, either within the sporting industry or as part of the wider business industry. Career options include sports agency, marketing in business, business development, as well as sports management and administration roles. Postgraduate study and graduate management training schemes are also viable options. Recent graduate destinations have included:
- Sports Marketing Agent, Pitch International LLP
- Sponsorship Co-ordinator, Three Counties Showgrounds
- Rugby Player Representative, Inside Rugby
- Events & Hospitality Manager, Sweetspot Group Ltd
- Travel Operations Executive, Gullivers Sports Travel
- Commercial Manager, Sahara Force India Formula One Team
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- Foundation skills development
- Academic skills in practice (internship)
- Reviewing literature
- Foundation of business enterprise and management
- Foundation sports science
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- GCSE - A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics.
- A Levels - Typical offer is DD-EE or equivalent. This must include a minimum of one A Level.
- Vocational award - Typical offer is a PPP in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.
- We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate.
- We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.
International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
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