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Master of Sport Management

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Normally 18 months of full-time study or up to 5 years part-time.
  • Not available for international students

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Master of Sport Management (180 credit) requires a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualification with a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses.

Admission to the Master of Sport Management (120 credit) requires a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management or the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise with an endorsement in Sport Management, with at least a grade average of B.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Sport Management structure

There are two pathways for the Master of Sport Management:

Pathway 1: Students with an undergraduate degree.

You begin by studying the compulsory taught courses as detailed on the programme schedule.  Provided you achieve at least a B grade average over the 120 credits of Part One, you will progress to Part Two and complete course 234.832.  If you complete all of Part One but do not achieve a B grade average, you will be exited with a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management.

Pathway 2: Students with a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management or Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise (Sport Management).

Having completed all of the Part One courses with at least a B grade average, follow with the Part Two course 234.832. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Sport Management may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


Master of Sport Management

Part One

Compulsory courses (120 Credits)

152.707 Leading and Changing Organisations
152.752 Project Management
234.731 Advanced Sport in the Social Context
234.732 Advanced Sport Management

Part Two (60 Credits)

234.832 Professional Practice in Sport Management

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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