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Global Business Administration (Sports Leadership and Governance) MBA

Global Business Administration (Sports Leadership and Governance) MBA

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Full time | Oxstalls Campus | 1 year | 08-JAN-24

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

MBA Sports Leadership International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

What is Global Business Administration (Sports Leadership and Governance) MBA?

This flagship two-year Global MBA offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of business, engaging with some of the most contemporary challenges faced by global business leaders.

Supported by our Global Leadership Development Programme and 12 month industry placement, you will be offered the opportunity to develop the most in-demand skills needed to confront the challenges and unlock the opportunities of a dynamic and unpredictable economic environment. You’ll also explore significant issues including business resilience and crisis management as a key part of the course.

The Sports Leadership and Governance specialism aims to recognise the importance and inter-relatedness of sports governance, leadership law and ethics to the notion and development of good sport policy and practice.

Modules unique to this specialism include:

Key Issues and Perspectives in Sports Governance

Ethics and Integrity in Sport

This applied MBA will provide you with the knowledge foundations of business before offering the unique opportunity to specialise in your chosen industrial field, allowing the flexibility to shape your study based on your career aspirations. It is designed to develop creative, flexible and aspirational leaders of industry.

You will be immersed in fundamental business principles. These core foundations of business integrate cross-cutting themes relating to the global challenges shaping today’s business environment, including technological change, the global political and economic context, social and demographic change and environmental crisis.

Study style

Modules combine a mix of case studies, applied practical learning and real-world applications, supporting you to develop the fundamental skills needed as a future a global business leader. All learners will be supported in applying for a competitive year long industry placement to develop their management capabilities, and maximise their career potential.

You will have a number of opportunities to personalise your programme, with our unique specialisation model and a range of options to engage with industry during your second year. Students will be challenged to think creatively and deliver novel solutions to complex business problems. To enable this, unique assessments have been built into modules that involve practical work-related assignment such as the ‘client-consultant scenario’.


The module will develop and enhance understanding of key issues, concepts and policy in sport governance. It will draw upon a variety of theoretical perspectives in leadership and management theory in order to evaluate historical and contemporary reports and reviews of good governance in a variety of sport settings and will identify current and future challenges to the sport sector.
Global Leadership Challenges: Leadership by Design (BM7200)
International Trade Law (LW7014)
Strategic Management (FT7208)

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, or a comparable professional qualification and ideally a minimum of two years management / supervisory experience. Applicants with significant work experience but without a formal Level 6 qualification will also be considered. We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a contemporary, progressive university that has three campuses in the western region of England. A research-driven institution, it has a wide range of options including a range of excellent postgraduate courses. There are around 1,000 postgraduate students at the university, offering a creative community that supports each other. This community extends to an alumni network of over 40,000, which includes...more