BA Hons Sports Business Management

Sports Business Management

BA (Hons) Level 6 entry

Level 6 Entry onto the BA (Honours) Sports Business Management degree is specifically designed to create a pathway that allows graduates from the 3-year Sports Management diploma, taught at certain Ontario colleges, to complete a Bachelor’s degree in just one further academic year.

In order to be able to offer this, we have scrutinised the Ontario Sports Management diploma program and are satisfied that it meets the prior learning requirements in order to allow this pathway.

Key Information

Course Duration: 1 year
Part or Full Time: Full Time
Level of Study: Undergraduate Degrees
Typical Offer: A pass in a three-year Ontario Sports Management diploma

Course information

Students joining Hartpury via this route will undertake an undergraduate dissertation (research project), as well as choosing from further modules which include Strategic Management, Sponsorship and Brand Development, The Impact of Sports Events, People, Leadership and Change, Sport and Social Media and Project Management. For more information regarding the modules please refer to our BA (Hons) Sports Business Management page.


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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are reviewed and developed regularly. Changes or cancellation of courses may be necessary to ensure alignment with emerging employment areas, to comply with accrediting body requirements, revisions to subject benchmark statements or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make necessary changes and will notify all offer-holders of changes as and when they occur.