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MSc Sport Business and Leadership Degree

MSc Sport Business and Leadership Degree

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Full time | Loughborough University London | 1 year | OCT-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Leadership Business Studies Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc Sport Business and Leadership programme is designed for individuals who wish to develop their impact and effectiveness in leading and managing individuals, teams, and organisations within the sport business industry.

You will gain a critical understanding of the complexity, contradictions, and controversies of leadership and its application to social, environmental and economic issues that are essential to leadership and management as they pertain to the sport industry. This is supported by world-class teaching from our academic team that will help you develop a deep understanding of the latest leadership and business management techniques.

This master’s programme will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the business of sport, and in doing so enhance your leadership capacity and business acumen in relation to the complex and rapidly emerging global sport business environment. You will also visit several influential sport leadership environments and receive industry advice from top leaders in their field.

The Institute for Sport Business is proud to partner with a number of London-based leaders in sport, such as World Rugby, BT Sport, CSM Strategic, West Ham United Foundation, Sport England and, Chelsea Football Club. Through these partnerships you will learn how to connect theory with practice by attending a number of inspiring field visits. Past visits have included Sandhurst Military Academy, The Royal Opera, UK Sport, KPMG, the RFU, Google, and Wimbledon.

For those wishing to prepare for careers in middle and senior leadership positions in a range of sectors, including commercial, not-for-profit and international sporting organisations, this programme is for you.

Why you should study this degree

You will learn from renowned industry leaders in sport, including World Rugby, BT Sport, West Ham United Foundation, Chelsea Football club and more; You will gain an understanding of the issues that are essential to leadership and management in the sport industry; You will learn how innovation is changing the industry and how to embrace these technologies; You will be inspired by a world-class sporting environment, with some of the world’s most iconic sporting venues on your doorstep.

How you'll be assessed

You can expect to complete essays and reports of varying lengths, as well as presentations, proposals and case studies in some cases.

Your development

Loughborough University London prides itself on the high calibre of graduates it produces, and provides great opportunities for you to develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Loughborough University London is the first of its kind to develop a suite of careers-focused activities and support that is positioned as the underpinning of every student’s programme. Opportunities include group projects set by a real businesses and organisations, company site visits and organisation-based dissertation opportunities.

Your future career

The careers and employability support on offer at Loughborough University London has been carefully designed to give you the best possible chance of securing your dream role.

This MSc will prepare you for careers in middle and senior leadership positions in a range of sectors, including commercial, not-for-profit and international sporting organisations. You will also have access to training and development to establish your own sport enterprise.


The aims of this module are to give the student the opportunity to study a subject, business problem or research question in depth and to research the issues surrounding the subject or background to the problem. The module will equip the student with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to embark on their individual research project and they will be guided through the three options available to them to complete their dissertation: A desk based research project that could be set by an organisation or could be a subject of the student's choice; A project that involves collection of primary data from within an organisation or based on lab and/or field experiments; A full professional placement within an organisation during which time they will complete a project as part of their role in agreement with the organisation (subject to a suitable placement position being obtained) Students will achieve a high level of understanding in the subject area and produce a written thesis or project report which will discuss this research in depth and with rigour.

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Entry requirements

Students need a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification).