Bachelor of Management in Sport and Leisure

This comprehensive degree emphasises the theories and principles of business management and how they are applied to the commercial worlds of sport and leisure.

This programme in Sports Management has a strong emphasis on leadership, emotional intelligence and communication. Ensuring that you gain the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage others. 

Sport and Leisure studies include subjects like sports law, sports sociology, legal and ethical issues in sport, sport development and transformation. 

In your final year, you have the option to choose exciting electives like sports commentary, sports reporting, sports tourism, event management, athlete representation or facility management.

Please note: Once qualified, your certificate will show the following qualification name ~ Bachelor of Management in Sport and Leisure Management

Duration

3 Years

Location

Campus Programme

Credits

360 credits

Orientation Start Date

06 Feb 2023

Term Begins

13 Feb 2023

Fees

Choose the plan that's right for you

Early bird (year 1 only) R56 500.00 Reg fee R1,500.00 Balance due end of Dec 2022
Pay R1 500.00 Registration Fee
Term payments (year 1 only) R62 500.00 Payment 1: R14 125.00 Payment 2, 3, 4: R15 625.00

Pay R14 125.00 Registration Fee

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Programme Timeline

Additional Information

This NQF level 7 Learning programme is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE). The qualification it achieves is registered on the Higher Education Qualifications Sub Framework

This comprehensive degree programme emphasises the theories and principles of business management and how they are applied to the commercial world of sport.

After completing this programme, you will be confident to:

Demonstrate a comprehensive and integrated knowledge of theories and principles of management and how they are applied to the business of sport
Apply relevant project management knowledge and skills to the business of sport and sporting events.
Apply current theories and principles of leadership to the management of individuals and teams
Apply relevant psycho-social and socio-cultural knowledge to leadership and management
Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of sports, sport structures and the business of sport, showing a deep understanding the contexts in which they function

There are 26 compulsory modules, 6 optional modules, some of which include an experiential learning component – which together total 360 Credits – the minimum required to be awarded the qualification.

Compulsory Modules:

Modules at NQF Level 5:

Sport and Leisure studies

Sport sociology: evolution and socialisation of sport (NQF 5, 12 Credits)

Sport Structures and sporting bodies (NQF 5, 12 Credits)

Business and management studies

Theories and principles of business and management (NQF 5, 16 Credits)

Economic Literacy (NQF 5, 8 Credits)

Organisational behaviour (NQF 5, 8 Credits)

Principles of marketing and promotions (NQF 5, 8 Credits)

Events and Projects Management

Project management principles, theories, systems (NQF 5, 16 Credits)

Technologies and systems (NQF 5, 8 Credits)

Psycho Social Studies

Academic thought and practice:  introduction to research and professional development (NQF 5, 8 Credits)

Psychological principles of health promotion, motivation and communication (NQF 5, 16 Credits)

Total Credits Level 5 for compulsory modules 112

Compulsory Modules:

Modules at NQF Level 6:

Sport and Leisure studies

Sport and recreation policy, sport development and transformation (NQF 6, 16 Credits)

Sports law, legal and ethical issues of sport (NQF 6, 16 Credits)

Sport reporting, commentary and broadcasting (NQF 6, 16 Credits)

Business and management studies

Finance management, governance, policy and professional practice (NQF 6, 12 Credits)

Marketing, sales and customer care (NQF 6, 8 Credits)

Human resources management, and industrial relations (NQF 6, 8 Credits)

Events and Projects Management

Event management, event safety, sport tourism (NQF 6, 12 Credits)

Psycho Social Studies

Academic thought and practice: ethics and methods of research (NQF 6, 8 Credits)

Psychology and health promotion: positive psychology and mental resilience (NQF 6, 12 Credits)

Leadership: emotional intelligence, critical self-reflection, communication and presentation skills               (NQF 6, 16 Credits)

Total Credits Level 6 for compulsory modules 124

Compulsory Modules:

Modules at NQF Level 7:

Business and management studies

Business research and evaluation (NQF 7, 16 Credits)

Corporate social responsibility (NQF 7, 8 Credits)

Corporate finance and regulations (NQF 7, 16 Credits)

Business management application and practice  (NQF 7, 32 Credits)

Psycho Social Studies

Academic thought and practice: monitoring and evaluation (NQF 7, 12 Credits)

Leadership: leading change, leading teams (NQF 7, 8 Credits)

Total Credits Level 7 for compulsory modules 92

Optional Modules: (Students choose two optional courses in year 3)

Sport and Leisure studies

Sport commentary (NQF 7, 16 Credits)

Sport reporting (NQF 7, 16 Credits)

Business and management studies

Athlete Representation (NQF 7, 16 Credits)

Sport or Leisure Club management (NQF 7, 16 Credits)

Events and Projects Management

Sport Event management (NQF 7, 16 Credits)

Sport tourism (NQF 7, 16 Credits)

Total Credits Level 7 for optional modules 32

Overview of Credits:

Total Credits Level 5 112

Total Credits Level 6 124

Total Credits Level 7 124

Total Credits 360

Requirements of the HEQSF: Minimum Credits 360

Minimum credits at level 7 120

You need a minimum NSC of 50% to enter a degree programme. Alternatively via one of our other programmes (please contact the campus for more options)

Bloemfontein
Cape Town
Durban
George
Johannesburg
Pretoria
Stellenbosch

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Sport Business manager
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