The MSc International Sport Management degree at Cardiff Met will enable you to develop the critical understanding, professional knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to take up a managerial position in the ever-expanding global sport and activity industry. This could be in leadership roles associated with researching the contemporary issues from across the globe, and challenges associated with the international business of modern sport; developing and delivering community sport and activity; developing and managing appropriate structures and environments for global elite sport and also the governance and administration of sport at a national and international level, in the modern, digital era.
An essential component of being able to achieve this will be through gaining an understanding of how sport is run across the world, from a local to a global perspective, considering both the participant and fan experience. You will also be afforded the opportunity to explore a wide range of management areas associated with making sport happen. These include finance, human resources, operations, events, media, communications and marketing.
We help you to understand and establish the guiding principles of what it means to be a manager in the global sport industry today. Concepts such as quality, strategy and policy will be explored alongside your own personal and professional development; this will be through an international sporting context but delivered in manner that will enable you to transfer your knowledge and skills into other sectors. The International Sport Management programme will provide you with well-defined building blocks, on which you can build your management career either in sport or wider disciplines, either in the UK or throughout the world.
Excellent on-site facilities together with top class venues in Cardiff, and the surrounding region, capable of hosting national, international and mega events, This, combined with a network of supportive industry partners, helps us to provide you with a comprehensive work-related and work-based learning programme. This is designed to enable you to apply the knowledge gained from the Master’s degree curriculum in real-world settings and gain valuable experience to develop your career, in further study or future employment, in the global sport industry or other sectors.
We are a recognised education partner with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and our current students receive student membership of this industry professional lead body.
The MSc International Sport Management degree at Cardiff Met offers you a module framework which provides the fundamental underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to work in a managerial role in the fast moving and exciting world of sport, together with the opportunity to channel your interests and aptitudes in subject areas that compliment the overall learning within the programme. The module content will allow you to reflect on the underlying business principles that help to sustain and develop the sport industry and there is a strong focus on entrepreneurship and strategic thinking which offers the potential for you to define and develop your own ideas for sport related products and services. These principles are underpinned by management theory and practice applied in a wide range of sport related settings.
The course will cover the core topics of:
With opportunities to select one of the following:
All student will undertake a Final Project, which requires to undertake research in an area of their related to the International Sport Management curriculum. Final projects are major pieces of work that may be traditional research, enterprise, consultancy or community-based projects.
Employability & Careers
The Cardiff Met EDGE supports you to thrive in the modern world. Throughout your degree you will experience a range of opportunities to develop your Ethical, Digital, Global and Entrepreneurial competencies through problem-based learning, real-world industry case studies, and opportunities for work-based learning placements. We will ensure that you get a range of opportunities to develop transferable skills such as communication, team work and leadership.
It is anticipated that students who graduate from the International Sport Management programme will go to work in careers both within and beyond the Sport Industry. The programme will allow students to access opportunities in professional and semi-professional sport, national agencies and governing bodies of sport, local authority and social enterprise-based organizations, community related organizations, as well as commercial sport and fitness both in the UK and around the world.
Many students may also pursue their own opportunities and set up businesses based on ideas that they have generated during their studies. There is on-going enterprise support available from the Centre for Entrepreneurship designed to help provide the best chance to create a successful enterprise. This includes business mentoring, funding advice, free office space and networking opportunities.