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About the course

Sport business is a multi-billion-pound, competitive global industry, and it’s growing. The demand has never been higher for professionals with a grounding in governance, commercial acumen and leadership skills. 

If you’re an ex-player or sports management professional, we’ll give you the business skills to reach your full potential. This course will suit you if you’re looking to progress your career or move to the sporting world from business.

Building strategic skills

Our course is the first of its kind and paves the way for future leaders of sport. Studying part-time over two years, you’ll develop the expertise to meet the demand of leading sporting organisations.

You’ll cover topics such as sports leadership and personal development, innovation and change, governance and best

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Entry Requirements

It takes a special type of person to take part in the Master of Sport Directorship. We’re looking for self-starters who possess a rare combination of skills, experience and ambition which provides the foundation for the role of Sports Director. You may already be working in a sporting environment, for instance: in a medical, coaching, finance or marketing role, and looking for the next crucial step in your sporting career. The role of Sports Director is appealing because you recognise it’s the way forward in the modern game.


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Where is Manchester Metropolitan University


Student Profile(s)

David Parsons, Performance Director for the England and Wales Cricket Board

"The staff here are very supportive, and clearly very knowledgeable. They have organised several high calibre external speakers too, which have really enhanced my time on the course."


Karen Bardsley, Goalkeeper for Manchester City and England Women's Football Team

"I think it is important to have a sports director who is well versed in the world of sport, but also adept in the world of business."


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