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Start study from home in Trimester 2, 2020

For Trimester 2, 2020, you will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.

Do you live and breathe sport?

Imagine turning your passion into a fulfilling and exciting career. Consider the huge number of major sporting activities—V8 Supercars, triathlons, marathons and football grand finals to name a few—held every year. Sport is a central feature of Australian lifestyle, and if you're keen to help organise, manage and promote this industry, studying sport management is the ideal option for you.

With a degree from Griffith, you'll develop specialist knowledge of the sport industry combined with solid business skills to enable you to manage professional and not-for-profit sport organisations, athletes, sporting events and more.

Support to succeed

We’re committed to helping you achieve your study goals, no matter what. With flexible options that put you in control, discover how study can fit around your life.

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Study sport management at Griffith

I’m ready for the future of business

Meet Caitlene Hillman, Griffith business student and AFR top 100 future leader. International opportunities during her degree have given her first-hand experience of current trends, ensuring she’s job ready for the future of business.

Learn from the experts

Griffith's sport management degrees will provide you with the sound business management knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in sports management. You'll learn from staff with qualifications enriched by ongoing research. Our academics have provided marketing and management solutions to business, community and government organisations dedicated to the delivery of sport, events and services such as the International Olympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Practical learning

Our strong links with industry and employers will ensure you have access to enriching local, international, and community internships. You’ll gain a global perspective, experience and professional connections working on a project for a real company or community organisation, earn credit towards your degree and graduate job-ready.

Study your way

Build your studies around the lifestyle that suits you. With the flexibility of studying on-campus, online, part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters each year, you have more control over your studies and can fit your degree into your life. Fast-track it or take it slow. No matter where you are, we ensure you get all the support you’ll need to achieve in your studies, from academic assistance to financial support through scholarships. You can start your degree in February, July or October.

Exceptional educational experience

You can be assured you’re getting a high-quality education with excellent flexibility and support because Griffith ranks in the top 7 in Australia for overall educational experience for undergraduates in the QILT 2019 Student Experience Survey.

AACSB Accredited

Griffith Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International which means our business degrees are internationally recognised for excellence and outstanding business education. It’s the most prestigious accreditation a business school can earn.

Liam Faithful

A degree in sport management enabled Liam Faithful to combine his love of sport with a future career. Liam complemented his studies with an internship at the Queensland Reds rugby union team, which enabled him to get a grasp on the operations of the club, undertaking everything from data analysis to event preparation. 'The highlight of the internship was definitely seeing what happens within a professional sporting club. For me, the ultimate goal is to work in a similar organisation so this was a really good stepping-stone,' he says. Liam's dream came true after graduation when he was offered a position as a sales and memberships consultant with professional Australian rugby league club, the North Queensland Cowboys.

Liam Faithful

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Become a researcher

If you are considering ongoing research study, Griffith Business School has a number of disciplines where you can specialise by studying a PHD.

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Unsure if you meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the criteria for your degree, you can still come to Griffith. Our admission pathway options can help you improve your selection rank, upgrade to your preferred degree or satisfy subject prerequisites.

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Scholarships

BusinessPLUS scholarships

We offer three new BusinessPLUS scholarship categories this year, which seek to reward potential as well as excellence - so it’s worthwhile investigating whether you might qualify to receive one. Scholarships can cover tuition fees, education and living expenses. You can apply if you are coming straight from year 12, or if you have left high school and are applying to start an undergraduate university degree. They add to over 600 scholarships available at Griffith. You can also apply for multiple scholarships with just one application; we’ll match you with the Griffith University scholarship you are eligible for and it's free.

What is BusinessPLUS?

When you study Business at Griffith you get more than just a high-quality degree. You get the BusinessPLUS advantage. BusinessPLUS is a program designed to give Griffith business school students the skills and networks they will later rely on in the workplace. Open to any Griffith Business School student, the program caters for beginners as well as those who have more advanced skills. BusinessPLUS combines skills based, career management training with opportunities for internships, our mentoring program and industry engagement projects that introduce you to the business networks you’ll rely on later.

BusinessPLUS Academic Excellence Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, OP 1-8

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BusinessPLUS Transition Scholarships

Valued between $7,500 - $10,000, OP 9-14

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BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, open to first peoples

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Career outcomes

Sport is big business

Griffith sport management graduates will find opportunities in planning and management of sporting facilities, athlete representation, event management, sports marketing and media relations, sports tourism management, project management and sports policy development. You'll find roles with amateur and professional sports clubs, anti-doping agencies, sports governing bodies, state and federal sports and recreation departments, sports tourism operators, local governments, sports broadcasters, sports stadiums and other sporting facilities, sports magazines and sports merchandisers.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo - CANCELLED

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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