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A postgraduate diploma is the stepping stone to further postgraduate study such as a masters, or to help progress your career
Massey University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management gives you the opportunity to join the pathway to the Master of Sport Management, or to progress your career.
The increasing professionalisation of sport means there is a growing demand for qualified managers to manage and promote sports affairs. To be an effective sport manager of tomorrow, you will need a strong background in both business management and sport-related subjects. The Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management combines broad business training and specialist skills to give you an excellent basis for careers in all areas of sport management.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management is a unique qualification in New Zealand. No other university offers a similar sports qualification in conjunction with a business school. The course is specifically designed to meet the needs of sport organisations. You will gain a valuable, flexible and highly marketable qualification, giving you skills and in-depth understanding in a broad range of management and sport-related areas.
You can complete this qualification in twelve months of full-time study. If you study part-time it will take between two and a half and five years.
Massey has strong strategic partnerships with regional and national sport organisations. You will meet sport industry professionals through in-class guest lectures, field trips, the 60-credit professional practice course, and researching for assignments. You will acquire the knowledge and skills vital to excel as a sport management professional.
There is a market demand for professionally qualified sport managers. As sports bodies become more commercially focused, there will be a growing need for suitably qualified people like you with a sport and business background.
Massey’s sport management staff are recognised as top researchers in sport management, with publications in the main sport management journals and as members of editorial boards for key journals, such as the Journal of Sport Management.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management can be studied full-time or part-time, through distance learning or internally at Auckland.
In a competitive employment market, qualification and credential “inflation” mean that organisations increasing want people with graduate qualifications. Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management offers you a chance to get qualified for a particular vocation in sport and related industries, where employment opportunities are growing. With the dual emphasis on management and sport, you will be well placed to take advantage of these opportunities.
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