Loughborough University

Sport Business and Innovation

Loughborough University London
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Rank: 6 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Loughborough University London


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £26500

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Our most popular Sport Business degree, MSc Sport Business and Innovation focuses on the key principles of innovation and enterprise which are cornerstones to the world of sport business.This Sport Business master's programme aims to develop your understanding of key sport management and marketing principles, and will introduce you to the development of business strategy and innovation in sport.You will examine the rapid growth in the business of sport and its accompanying impacts in an era of significant social, economic and technological change. Through this examination you will be able to identify industry trends, understand customer needs, and establish and evaluate the organisational practices required to remain competitive in a global sport marketplace.You will also develop an understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in a changing sport business landscape, and will undertake applied research to develop innovative solutions to a problem faced by sport businesses today.This programme provides you with opportunities to develop innovative solutions to real problems that are currently facing sport businesses today, allowing you to gain a competitive advantage in the sector. By studying a number of hands-on and practical modules, you will examine the rapid growth in the sector and its accompanying impacts in an era of significant social, economic and technological change. Our unrivalled partnerships with a range of world-class sport organisations means you will gain expert teaching and guidance from inspiring leaders from Chelsea Football Club, West Ham United Foundation, CSM Strategic, BT Sport, World Rugby, and more.If you are passionate about sport business and would like to gain a better understanding of the inner workings of the sector, then this sports business degree is the ideal choice for you.


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification).

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IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 in each individual element)

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About this university

International students

Loughborough is home to students from over 130 countries around the world and the international student body normally numbers some 2,500. There are various resources available for those from outside the UK to help them prepare for their time at the university and make the most of it. these includes practical elements such as visa information and booking the free coach service from Heathrow airport as well as induction and welcome sessions. There is also plenty of information available to help adjust to life in the UK and making the most of your studies. There is a specialist International Student Support team on hand at the Student Support Centre to deal with a range of issues particular to international students as well religious facilities areas for all backgrounds and faiths. The Student Union building is found to the north-east end of the campus and is responsible for a range of clubs and societies. It also has five rooms, each with their own themes and has been awarded an International Experience Award for its quality. The students are represented by the Union Council and there are also academic support services on offer. There are 56 sports clubs and a Societies Federation numbering some 80 societies. These include those working from the media centre where the TV station, radio and student magazine operate from. There are also around 45 different projects involving the students working with elderly, special needs, homeless people or the environment. The fundraising organisation raises some £1 million a year for national and international charities.

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