90% of our graduates are in work/further study within 6 months of completing this degree with 95% in managerial/professional roles.
This course focuses on golf club management and is strongly underpinned by fundamental management and business concepts. It’s been designed to give you an excellent insight into the golfing industry and we’ve consulted extensively with many industry bodies, including the PGA, the English Golf Union and the CMAE, among others.
The golfing sector is highly competitive, with employers looking for a blend of practical experience and academic knowledge that this course provides. As well as examining sports management in relation to golf, you’ll also cover wider sporting and business issues.
Our brand new sport performance laboratories enable you to measure the impact that changes to a training regime can have, and how you as a coach can use that information to better athletes or a team’s performance.
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The entry requirements for this course are 104 to 120 tariff points, including 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
For this course we are looking for applicants who:
Show a genuine interest in the Golf Industry
Show signs of developing into well rounded leaders and team players
Want to learn about the management issues surrounding the Golf Industry
Have a passion for working with people in order to bring the best out of them
Are looking to develop themselves as people.
In your first year, you´ll study a variety of subjects to help you understand the wider sporting context.
Financial Reporting for Sport: An introduction to the techniques used for recording and reporting on financial information in a small business, sports club or society. You´ll develop problem-solving, numeric and analytical skills.
Operations Management: The practical management of sports facilities, covering operational ideas about sports management. You´ll investigate the development of sports management as a profession and look at current legislation and practice. You´ll be introduced to the importance of planning and resourcing in a sports management role.
Golf Club Management: Learn about the golf industry, the golf club, the course and how it´s managed. Everything you learn in this unit will be developed further in the Contemporary Golf Industry unit in Year Two, and in the individual topics you choose to focus on in your Dissertation in Year Four.
Research Skills: Gain the academic skills you´ll need in higher education. You´ll learn about how to find and use academic literature and the best ways of submitting your work.
Social Perspectives in Sport: Learn about social issues in sport, including how sociological theories can be applied to sports. You´ll develop skills to help you place your own sporting experiences in a sociological setting.
Sport Marketing: You´ll be taught about the links between a strategic approach to marketing in a dynamic and complex service industry, the relevance of marketing planning for a sports organisation and how to use marketing tactics. You´ll develop intellectual skills that are subject specific and transferable.
In your second year, you´ll develop more subject-specific knowledge and the skills you´ll need to work effectively during your industrial work placement in Year Three.
Research Methods: How research is important for understanding sport. You´ll gain skills for collecting, analysing and presenting data. You´ll learn about research ethics, and appreciate the diverse nature of research activity in sport contexts.
Events Management for Sport: You´ll learn about different event management theories and how to practice them, whilst developing a positive attitude to risk-taking and entrepreneurship through creative and innovative thinking. The unit draws on other disciplines, including finance, marketing and resource management.
Financial Appraisal for Sport: Gain the skills you´ll need to effectively plan, monitor and control finances in the sport sector. You´ll develop short and medium-term strategic decision making defined by financial criteria, along with problem-solving, numeric and analytical skills.
Personal & Professional Development in Sport: You´ll be taught about the relationships between personnel and human resource management in the management of people in sport organisations. You´ll learn about the range of personnel and human resources practices in sport organisations, and the legal frameworks which govern the management of people in sport organisations.
The Contemporary Golf Industry: Develop your understanding of modern golf management. You´ll analyse the latest developments in golf and consider how national and international economic, social and political developments have affected golf.
Consumer Cultures for Sport: Consumer cultures, consumption practices and consumer theories in the spot industry. You´ll get opportunities to analyse the processes that influence human behaviour and modern issues in consumption, culture and society.
Placement: A (minimum) 30-week supervised work placement in the UK or overseas which gives you the opportunity to turn theory into practice in a business environment. Our Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre has excellent links with sporting organisations and national governing bodies in both the UK and Australia, along with organisations in Spain and on the Algarve. In the UK, you could complete your placement at golf clubs, local and regional golfing organisations, national golf bodies, golf retail outlets and tourism and manufacturing companies.
in your final year, you´ll get the opportunity to merge your academic and industrial skills and choose a unit that reflects your interest.
Dissertation: A piece of independent work that involves collecting, interpreting and analysing data. You´ll share your key findings through a sustained and balanced argument. The dissertation will develop your analytical and problem solving skills. You´ll develop a critical attitude to research methods, and the ethical issues associated with researching.
Consultancy Project: Gain skills in researching a business problem, identifying solutions and making proposals that satisfy a corporate client’s needs and circumstances.
Strategic Sport Management: Learn how to manage a service-based organisation in a dynamic environment. You´ll develop intellectual skills that are subject-specific and transferable.
Option onits (choose two)
Critical Notational Analysis in Sport
Managing Performance Coaching
Marketing & Corporate Communications
Professionalism & Leadership
Performance Analysis in Coaching
Small Business Management
Sport, Physical Education & Pedagogy
Critical Sport Development
Sport & the Law
Sport, Leisure & Politics
Assistant golf operations manager
Events logistics manager
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