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Master of Sport Directorship

Course Description

For the first time, you can now gain a fully accredited Masters degree that qualifies you for one of the most important roles in modern sport. The Masters of Sport Directorship (MSD) is a two year, part-time course that teaches a unique curriculum tailored to meet the real demands of leading sporting organisations.
Designed to fit on-campus and remote study around work commitments, the MSD equips sports and business professionals with all the skills and practical experience needed to take their next career step with confidence. Taught in five modules over two years, the course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be a Sporting Director within a sports organisation.

Units of Study

You will study five units across the two years:
•Personal Leadership to Shape, Inspire and Develop
•Leading a High Performing Sports Organisation
•Masterminding Innovation and Change
•Sport Governance and Best Practice
•Sporting Directorship in Practice (Dissertation)

Features & Benefits

•Uniquely underpinning the course content is the science of performance management that ensures you get the best out of yourself and those around you. In the context of personal and organisational development, it can dramatically improve the performance of the Sport Director as a leader, coach and manager of people.
•With top-level connections into the sports world and members on the prestigious Advisory Board, both MMU Business School and VSI are perfectly positioned to not only bring fascinating and informative guest lecturers to share their experiences with you, but also as part of an elite alumni, you will have access to a network of elite sporting contacts.
•You will have the opportunity to network with other senior professionals and also be able to attend exclusive guest speakers from leading businesses.
•You will have the opportunity to become a member of the Institute of Sporting Directors.
•The programme combines expert content delivery from the MMU teaching team and guest speakers with specialist expertise drawn from the national and international sporting business community in a workshop environment, providing new and best practice including case studies, in the fields of leadership, neuroscience, team performance, innovation, change and governance.

Feedback from current students

“Experience is essential to be successful as a Sporting Director role. However the course provides you with strategies to deal with any scenario you may encounter in this high-pressured position.”
“Excellent course – particularly the opportunity to network and apply theory to practice”
“Do it, it will improve the way you think about the role”
“A great opportunity to enhance the skills and knowledge required to lead a sporting organisation. A unique learning environment with a mix of high profile, successful, experienced, intelligent and interesting characters, directed by excellent University tutors. An opportunity not to be missed”
“The course brings in senior influencers in sport and business to share their experiences and knowledge.”

How to Apply

Please note, MMU are not administrating the application process for this course. All applications for the Master of Sport Directorship are being managed by our collaborative partner, Visionary Sports Investment (VSI).
You can download an application form at http://www.sportingdirectorship.com.
To find out more, contact VSI using the details below:
Hill Quay, 14 Commercial Street, Manchester, M15 4PZ
Visit: http://www.sportingdirectorship.com
Call: 0845 45 99 765

Guest Speaker Video

Kevin Roberts, Executive Chairman of global media agency Saatchi & Saatchi visited the Business School to speak exclusively to Masters of Sport Directorship students. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux3nwA4pK7U

Visit the Master of Sport Directorship page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You may already be working in a sporting environment and looking for the next crucial step in your sporting career.Alternatively, you may already be in a business role and seeking to make the move into sport. In addition, the course offers ex-players and sports professionals currently in management a means to acquire the business skills needed to take the step into the position of Sports Director.Ideally, students should be post-graduate or be able to demonstrate sufficient business experience. A first year foundation course is available for those whose qualifications aren’t enough to gain immediate acceptance on the course.

Course Fees

Please refer to our website for the latest fee information.

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