Add a commercial edge to your love of sport with Solent’s industry-focused sport management degree. This innovative course will enable you to develop the skills to successfully manage and lead a variety of sports, events, organisations and people. This degree focuses on the business and management of the sports industry. Students study a combination of management, policy and sociology units, developing a thorough and critical understanding of sport management issues and theory. With employability at its core, the course enables students to develop practical and professional skills through a four-week work placement unit. To complement their degree studies and help to further boost employability, students are also encouraged to study for an NGB coaching qualification. The experienced course team’s established local and national industry links have provided previous students the opportunity for valuable work experience in the industry. Past students have also benefitted from talks delivered by guest lecturers, giving insight around current issues in the industry to help build their knowledge and network of contacts. This course can lead to careers in the business and management side of the sports industry - potential career paths include marketing, finance, events management and administration. The skills you’ll build up on the course could also create entrepreneurial opportunities, such as setting up your own sports business enterprise. This programme is the ideal way for applicants to combine their love of sport with essential business and management skills. Applicants come from a wide range of academic backgrounds and tend to be aspiring to careers in sports marketing, centre management, coaching, sports development and sports administration.