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Gain the competitive edge to your Sports Management career

The Graduate Diploma in Sports Management enables students and practitioners from various backgrounds to develop advanced knowledge and skills relevant to navigating managerial challenges and opportunities in the international sport industry.

This program is designed to enhance the career opportunities of established professionals, as well as assist individuals currently working in other sectors develop some of the advanced knowledge and skills required to work in this unique sector.

Challenge yourself to analyse the growing interaction between the sport and business arena

Graduates are also eligible to progress into the Master of Sports Management to further develop knowledge and skills relating to management in the diverse sport industry. Subjects completed in the Graduate Diploma program are credited to the Masters program

Key features

  • Complete your diploma in only eight months
  • Unique pathway to progress into the Master of Sports Management.
  • Enhance the career opportunities of established professionals

About the program

The Graduate Diploma in Sports Management enables students and practitioners from various backgrounds to develop advanced knowledge and skills relevant to navigating managerial challenges and opportunities in the international sport industry. This program is designed to enhance the career opportunities of established professionals, as well as assist individuals currently working in other sectors develop some of the advanced knowledge and skills required to work in this unique sector. Show more

The Graduate Diploma in Sports Management enables students and practitioners from various backgrounds to develop advanced knowledge and skills relevant to navigating managerial challenges and opportunities in the international sport industry. This program is designed to enhance the career opportunities of established professionals, as well as assist individuals currently working in other sectors develop some of the advanced knowledge and skills required to work in this unique sector. Graduates are also eligible to progress into the Master of Sports Management to further develop knowledge and skills relating to management in the diverse sport industry. Subjects completed in the Graduate Diploma program are credited to the Masters program. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2018
  • September 2017
Program typePostgraduate Diploma
Study areaSport
Program codeCC-63051
CRICOS code095404E
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bond University Graduate Diploma in Sports Management is designed to challenge students to critically analyse the growing interaction between sport, business and the international arena, as well as to broaden your knowledge and skills relating to high performance sport, sustainable event management, strategic sport marketing, and sport law and governance.  

The Graduate Diploma provides a unique pathway to progress into the Master of Sports Management. Both programs are designed to build on your existing skill sets and experience and prepare you for a range of leadership and management roles in sport specific disciplines. Subjects completed in the Graduate Diploma are credited to the Master program.

You must complete all of the following subjects: 

Semester 1
Managerial Finance (FINC71-600) (10CP)
Managing High Performance Sport (SPMT71-121) (10CP)
> Choice of approved postgraduate subject (ELECTIVE) (10CP)
International Sport Business (SPMT71-115) (10CP)

Semester 2
> Social Media: Risks and Opportunities (COMN71-102) (10CP)
> Managing Sustainable Sport Events and Venues (SPMT71-120) (10CP)
> Strategic Sport Marketing (SPMT71-116) (10CP)
> Global Sports Law and Governance (LAWS77-521) (10CP)

*Subject names and structure may change

Recommended Study Structure

Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

Teaching Methodology

The Graduate Diploma in Sports Management uses a teaching methodology that involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, and laboratory work. Examination formats may include objective structure practical examinations, theory papers, assignments and oral presentations.

The total program fees for the Graduate Diploma in Sports Management are:

  • $34,978
  • $36,348

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree in a field cognate to the proposed degree.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on english language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.