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Bachelor of Sports Business (Leadership)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Awarded by:

    Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)

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What you'll learn

About this course

This online Bachelor of Sports Business (Leadership) course from ACPE trains students to have a detailed understanding of how sports businesses operate. The course covers essential areas such as marketing, management and administration, as well as finance and accounting.

ACPE teachers and lecturers are leading practitioners in the field and bring real-life experience to the table, so students are taught up-to-date industry practices and have a unique insight into the sports sector. ACPE's online platform is specifically designed to fit in with your lifestyle.

There are no set class timetables, full access to course materials and resources, personal support including on-call tutors, as well as active participation in virtual classes and interactive discussions with other students.

Campus locations

This course is offered for study at the following locations:

  • Sydney - 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
  • Brisbane - 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006


To be eligible to enrol in this course, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have completed the NSW HSC with minimum average of 65 (calculated from the highest 10 units completed) or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a qualification from a recognised higher education provider; OR
  • Hold an associate diploma or higher from a recognised VET provider; OR
  • Have completed at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree from an Australian university; OR
  • Satisfy entry requirements specified under formal articulation agreements as determined by the ACPE academic board

Areas of study

In this sports business course, the subjects you will study include:

Sports management & leadership:

  • Introduction to sports business
  • Sports administration
  • Event and project management
  • Governance
  • International sports business
  • Human resource management
  • Facility and risk management
  • Leadership in sports business

Sports management & communications:

  • Sports marketing
  • Media management
  • Management information systems
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Public relations and sports management

Sport and its social context:

  • Sport business and society
  • Sport and the law
  • Health and lifestyle management

Finance, accounting and economics:

  • Economics of sport business
  • Accounting for managers
  • Statutory requirements for sport business
  • Sport finance

Integrative experience:

  • Contemporary issues in sport business (PBL)
  • Sport business project (PBL)
  • Research methods for sports businesses
  • Entrepreneurship in the sports industry
The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s premier educational facilities for accredited courses in sport and fitness, sports education and dance. With its practical, hands-on approach to teaching and learning, ACPE provides students with a world-class education and is recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and the New South Wales Institute of Sport as an Elite Athlete Friendly Institution. It also offers extensive student support through FEE-HELP, academic assistance and a Career Development Program. ACPE is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The staff at ACPE comprises both academics and industry professionals, each dedicated to ensuring you receive useful feedback and continual guidance. As a student of ACPE, you will receive ongoing support via the Academic Development Office (ADO), which offers a variety of education and career-related resources targeting professional development. The college’s unique location also provides students with unrivalled access to state-of-the-art facilities at Sydney Olympic Park.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Sports Business (Leadership) from the Australian College of Physical Education.

This degree will help launch your career in the sports business industry. Graduates can go on to work with a range of elite sports organisations ranging from the Sydney Swans and Cronulla Sharks to NSW Hockey and Surf Life Saving Australia.

Curious about where a career in sports management could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Health Promotion Practitioner
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Coach

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to help with the upfront costs of this course.

Affordable payment plans are also available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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