Bachelor of Business in Sports and Events Management

Courses and Study Australian courses Bachelor of Business in Sports and Events Management

Why study Sports and Events Management at JCU?

Studying Sports and Events Management at JCU's Townsville campus means you'll be right at the centre of north Queensland's sports, events and tourism calendar, so you'll be able to experience big and small events first-hand. You could also choose to study at our Singapore campus. If you choose to study online, you'll live the lifestyle that you love and keep a balance between studying, working, friends and family. At JCU, you'll learn how to design, organise and coordinate all sorts of sports, business and public events - everything from marketing, security, budgeting, catering, equipment, signage - all the things you need to know to kick-start a career in this fun, vibrant sector.

Campus
Townsville, External, Singapore
Start dates
February, July
Duration
3 years full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus, Off campus
Prerequisites
English; Maths B (desirable)
OP/Rank
19/61

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

If you're looking for a fast-paced career where you'll meet the most amazing people, Sports and Events Management studies at JCU could be just the ticket. You'll be organising events that give a lot of people pleasure and help to build communities. You'll learn how to oversee the work of contractors, how to adapt quickly to changed situations, how to efficiently deal with all sorts of challenges. You'll gain skills in tourism, communications, negotiation and logistics. This is a field that's growing all around the world, so your career choices will be vast. You could work in:

  • Sports management
  • Athletics administration
  • Facilities management
  • Public relations
  • Special events
  • Sports marketing and advertising
  • Fundraising
  • Events design and development
  • Sports media

Depending on your choice of Majors, your employers might be youth sports organisations, golf clubs, conference/convention centres, hospitality and travel businesses, secondary schools, parks and recreation departments, the Australian or International Olympic Committees, motor sport organisations, law firms that specialise in sports and entertainment - and that's just a few.

Gradates can apply for membership to the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) and Meetings and Events Australia (MEA).

Course highlights

Today, athletes are considered celebrities and events can be entertainment extravaganzas. Spectator expectations are constantly growing. So sports and events management is a dynamic global industry that's important to local economies and tourism. A really great thing about choosing to study Sports and Events Management at JCU is that you'll benefit from our industry-based course that's designed to provide you with the practical management and organisational skills you'll need when you're ready to start your career. Of course you'll also gain a solid theoretical foundation. Expert guest lecturers will share their experience with you, and you'll have opportunities to take behind-the-scenes tours of events and sporting venues, so you can see what really happens. Subjects you'll study are relevant to what sports and events management businesses have told us they need. They include:

  • Sports management
  • Tourism and leisure management
  • Sport and entertainment law
  • Conference event management
  • Project management
  • Visitor and crowd behaviour management
  • Destination management and planning
  • Public relations campaigns.

Course overview

The expertise you'll gain when you study Sports and Events Management at JCU can take you anywhere in the world. You'll be able to adapt your knowledge to fit diverse international sports and events environments. You can choose to study on campus in Townsville and/or Singapore, or study fully online. As well, studying at JCU enables you to select a second major, two minors, or eight elective subjects. Yes, you can tailor your degree to suit your goals and interests.

In your third year of studies, you'll be able to choose a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subject to connect you with the sports and events community, or you may be able to implement your new skills in your current workplace. This may be a professional internship, a multi-disciplinary project or an independent project. The professional internship and independent project are also available for online students.

Overall, your JCU Bachelor of Business is a flexible degree that takes an innovative approach to choosing subjects to personalise your studies according to your interests. Your first steps at JCU will be through a range of core business subjects, and then you'll choose your area of specialisation. Your first year core subjects include:

  • Accounting for decision making
  • Economics for sustainable business
  • Business, environment and society in the tropics
  • Contemporary business communications
  • Business data analysis and interpretation
  • Managing consumer markets
  • Business law.

Joint degree options

Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in reduced time and can enhance career prospects.  At JCU the Bachelor of Business degree can be combined as a joint degree in:

Double major options

Double majors give you expertise in two complementary disciplines that can enhance your career prospects whilst not extending your study duration.

View list of available options

How to apply

Check the QTAC information and apply by clicking on the relevant link below depending on where you wish to study.

Take note of the QTAC code for this course in the location you've chosen because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Townsville (312251) - Apply now
External (312259) - Apply now

OP Score/Rank is representative of 2016 entry requirements and is therefore indicative only. Entry scores for 2017 will be finalised in the major offer round.

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.

Subjects

BBus – Sports and Events Management Major

Major code

BBU-SMG

Credit points

24 credit points

Other details

This major is not available as a double major with Hospitality and Tourism Major

Major Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

BX2077:03 Project Management

BX2091:03 Tourism and Leisure Management

BX2093:03 Sports Management

BX2094:03 Conference and Events Management

BX3095:03 Visitor and Crowd Behaviour Management

BX3120:03 Sport and Entertainment Law

BX3194:03 Destination Management and Planning

BX3096:03 Club and Gaming Management

Highly recommended that students complete BX2174:03 Research and Decision Making for Business

Pathway into course

The Diploma of Higher Education is a one-year course (or two years, part-time) designed to help people who may not meet the academic requirements for entry into a Bachelor degree course. The course is also designed to help students develop the necessary skills to be successful university students.

The Diploma consists of a combination of introductory and first year degree subjects. Successful completion of the Diploma will give you a recognised qualification in its own right.

Graduating with the Diploma will also allow you to enter many JCU Bachelor degree programs and may give you credit, for some of the subjects you successfully complete.

Contact pathways@jcu.edu.au, if you have any questions or call Anne Chatelain (07) 47815740 in Townsville or Gabi Newman (07) 4232 1155 in Cairns.

Applicants with TAFE diplomas in Business, Business and Commerce Studies, Events, Hospitality, Human Resources Management, Management, and Travel and Tourism can apply for credit.

Handbook

Bachelor of Business

Course code

20510

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Professional accreditation status

The Accounting Major for this course is jointly accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Students who complete the accredited award may join either or both of the professional accounting bodies (CPA Australia, and/or the Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand). To become full members of the accounting profession and practise as an accountant, they must then complete the professional programs of whichever body they join and undertake the required number of years of professional experience.

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English (Maths B desirable)

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Special admission requirements

Applicants must nominate one of the Business majors as part of their application. A second major and/or minor(s) can be chosen after admission to the course. Applicants who are admitted to the Bachelor of Business under an Articulation Agreement are subject to the terms of that agreement.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 2

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 3

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

In the context of a JCU graduate on successful completion of the Bachelor of Business graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate essential knowledge necessary for a career in business related professions

  • Synthesise underlying principles and concepts for making business decisions

  • Critically analyse the core professional obligations, values and operations of organisations including sustainability

  • Critically evaluate data & resources in the context of relevant academic literature

  • Apply critical thinking to address issues in business

  • Convey information clearly and fluently, in high quality written form appropriate for their audience

  • Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills for academic and professional audiences

  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively

  • Apply technical skills, including numeracy necessary for professional practice in business

  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice

  • Identify and act upon, learning opportunities and self-improvements.

Course Structure

Course Structure (Accounting Major)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business

BU1007:03 Business Data Analysis and Interpretation

BU1104:03 Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

BU1105:03 Contemporary Business Communications

BU1108:03 Managing Consumer Markets

BU1112:03 Business Law

Level 2

BX2112:03 Law of Business Organisations

BX2019:03 Business Information Systems

Level 3

BX3112:03 Taxation Law

BU3101:03 Professional Internship or BU3102:03 Multi-Disciplinary Project or BU3103:03 Independent Project

PLUS

Accounting major

OPTIONS

Select one of the following options:

Option 1

Select a Business minor that is different to your major from Table B

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

Option 2

Select 3 credit points of BU or BX level 2 or level 3 subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergrad level 2 or level 3 subjects

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

OPTION 3

Select a second major from Table A

Course Structure (All other Majors)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business

BU1007:03 Business Data Analysis and Interpretation

BU1104:03 Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

BU1105:03 Contemporary Business Communications

BU1108:03 Managing Consumer Markets

BU1112:03 Business Law

Level 3

BU3101:03 Professional Internship or BU3102:03 Multi-Disciplinary Project or BU3103:03 Independent Project

OPTIONS

Select a Business major from Table A

PLUS

Select one of the following 4 options

Option 1

Select a second major from Table A

Option 2

Select a Business minor that is different to your major from Table B

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any level 2 or level 3 undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

Option 3

Select a Business minor that is different to your major from Table B

PLUS

Select a second minor that is different to your major from either Table B or from the Inter-Disciplinary Minors list

Option 4

Select 6 credit points of level 2 BX subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of level 2 or 3 BU or BX subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of level 3 BX subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any level 2 or level 3 undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

TABLE A (MAJORS)

Type of major

Optional, single or double

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Special requirements

If choosing the single major option, the chosen major must be a Business major

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Accounting

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Available only as a first major

Banking and Finance

External

Singapore

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Not available as a double major with Financial Management

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Business Law

Cairns

Townsville

Non-Business major

Available mid-year

Available only as a second major

Corporate Environmental Management

Cairns

Townsville

Available only as a second major

Not available to students wanting to complete prior to the end of 2019

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Economics

Townsville

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Financial Management

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a double major with Banking and Finance

Governance, Business and Society

Cairns

Townsville

External

Business major

Available Mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Health Management

Townsville (Suspended 2016 – 2018)

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Brisbane

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Not available as a double major with Sports and Events Management

Human Resources Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

International Business

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not all subjects within the major are available on campus and some subjects may need to be taken in external mode

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Management

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Marketing

Brisbane

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Sports and Events Management

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Not available as a double major with Hospitality and Tourism Management

TABLE B (MINORS)

Type of minor

Optional, single or double

Credit points in minor

12 credit points

MINOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Accounting

Brisbane

Townsville

Cairns

Singapore

External

 

Banking

External

Business minor

Business Intelligence

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

 

Financial Management

Townsville

Singapore

External

 

Human Resources Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Information Systems

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

 

Management

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

 

Managerial Economics

Townsville

External

 

Marketing

Brisbane

Townsville

Singapore

External

 

Socio-Ecological Economics

Townsville

External

 

Social Marketing and Not-for-Profit Marketing

Townsville

External

 

Sustainability

Cairns

 

Tourism Management

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

 

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Singapore

 

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 3 subject.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

To be eligible for accreditation with Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA Australia) and/or the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) students must complete the Accounting major as well as 9 credit points consisting of the following subjects:

BX2019:03 Business Information Systems

BX2112:03 Law of Business Organisations

BX3112:03 Taxation Law

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 6 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 16 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

Approved abbreviation

BBus

Inclusion of majors on testamur

All majors studied shall appear on the testamur

No minors shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed 24 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Diploma of Higher Education

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as an additional 24 credit points of study [end-on]

Eligibility

Application for entry to the Honours program is by approval of the College Dean

Normally a minimum average grade of Credit is required in the pass degree subjects relevant to the field in which Honours is to be taken

Honours

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree is available for high-achieving students. It consists of extra study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry to research higher degrees. Please refer to the Bachelor of Business (Honours) Handbook for eligibility information.

What is Sports and Events Management?

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