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Business and Sport Management (Online), B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Online
Created in consultation with the English Institute of Sport and former international sports professionals, the Business and Sport Management (Online) programme from University of Hertfordshire is designed to give you the professional business skills to move into the management and development side of sport. 
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Developed for sports professionals and elite athletes, this course gives you the option to study for a university degree alongside your career. Suitable for elite athletes, coaches, development professionals, managers and support staff. All learning is online and you’ll receive plenty of support from expert teaching staff. If you haven’t studied for a while you can sign up to do just one module first, and we’ll help you learn to write in an academic style. The course is also suitable for coaches, development professionals, managers and support staff.

Why choose this course?

  • Study on your terms

This 100% online course gives you that flexibility to fit study around training and competition schedules, with no need to attend on campus. You will not be tied down to attend classes at set times, it is up to you when you study, which is typically 10-15 hours a week per 30 credit module. 

There are a few things that are set of course: modules have a set start and end date, assessment is through coursework which will have set deadlines and may include scheduled online tests. Online tests have a fixed a 24-hour time slot which is normally assigned for each online test to be taken.

  • Fast track - complete your degree sooner

Credit is available for professional sporting experience and existing education giving you the opportunity to fast track and complete the degree as quickly as two and a half years.

It's a process called APCL/APEL (accreditation of prior certificated / experiential learning) where you can do a piece of reflective work to show how your professional or academic experience meets the learning outcomes of a module. Contact us to find out more.

  • Help is at hand

The BSc(Hons) Business and Sports Management (Online) is taught by University of Hertfordshire tutors, who you can contact if you need to. 

Haven't studied for a while? The first module on the course is an introduction to helping you succeed in higher education. It teaches you how to write academically, how to reference and encourages your critical thinking skills.


This course builds on your existing sporting expertise while developing your business acumen. It can help you enter into the world of business, whether in a large corporation, sports management or setting up your own company.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics for Business 
  • Initial Professional Portfolio for Business and Sport
  • Principles of Sport Management 
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Principles of Marketing 
  • Global Perspectives in Business 
  • Foundations of Sport Development

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

The programme is designed for individuals who have experience of high performance sport as either a sports professional or as an athlete who wish to study a Business and Sport Management programme delivered solely online.

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:

  • 72 - 168 UCAS points from a minimum of two GCE/VCE A levels or one VCE Double Award, or equivalent qualifications to be assessed by the Admissions Tutor, PLUS
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or above, or equivalent qualifications. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    755 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 755 GBP per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    755 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 755 GBP per module and a duration of 48 months.
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£720 per 15 credits.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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