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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Make your business mark behind the scenes in the dynamic sports industry through Deakin’s Bachelor of Business (Sport Management). You’ll learn the skills required to manage sports organizations, coordinate sporting competitions, and major events, and work in community-based sporting programs. With the increased professionalism of sport, you’ll learn how to manage the business of sport, with specialized learning in marketing, finance, management, and law. You can also build your expertise with a complementary business major.

Want to help shape the future of your favorite sports?

This course takes you beyond the ground. You’ll learn skills required to manage sports organizations, hold sporting competitions and major events, and work in community-based sporting programs.

As well as a foundation in business with subjects like marketing, finance, management, and law, you’ll undertake specialized sport management topics including:

  • sport and the law
  • sport in society
  • sport leadership and governance
  • sport marketing.

You’ll also participate in industry placements, with at least 100 hours in a host sporting organization, so you can apply your knowledge in a practical environment.

Campus Information


The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The professionalization of sport in Australia and globally – especially women’s and junior sport – has opened the door to exciting new roles and pathways. Sports including Australian Rules football, basketball, cricket, tennis and golf, plus national and state sporting organizations, all require professionally trained people to work for them.
Career opportunities include:

  • business coach
  • fitness instructor
  • business development manager
  • player agent
  • professional players’ manager
  • a professional sports association official
  • sports administrator
  • sports coach
  • sports development officer
  • sports event coordinator
  • sports governance official
  • sports journalist
  • sports management consultant

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • AISSCE (Class XII) :- 65%
Supporting documents
When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.
Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.
Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:
  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).
Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.