Heriot-Watt University: Management and Leadership in Sports Performance

InstitutionHeriot-Watt University View institution profile
Department Business Management
Web www.hw.ac.uk/postgrad
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Management and Leadership in Sports Performance will help you pursue a sports management job where the focus of your role is to lead a group of specialists towards the shared goal of improving sporting performance.

Developing an effective team made up of talented individuals is key to delivering sustained success in sport and, as global investment continues to grow, organisations and teams are recruiting a greater number of specialists to help prepare athletes for the rigours of competition.

This programme will teach you how to positively impact performance by managing the information that comes from multifaceted specialisms and by leading individuals effectively within a high performance environment.

Through the collaboration between Heriot-Watt’s School of Social Sciences and Oriam you will learn from industry experts and gain a real world insight into the performance management of successful sporting teams.

You will develop the skills to analyse and interpret performance data in sport and learn how to implement robust competitive strategies and tailored approaches to talent development. You will become well versed in the skills required for roles such as Head Coach, Performance Director or Head of Department in a successful sporting organisation.


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Heriot-Watt is one of the world’s leading universities with strong links to international business and industry driven by our established reputation as a top research-led institution.

With a rich heritage stretching back to 1821, we are a truly global university bringing together scholars who are leaders in ideas and solutions delivering innovation, educational excellence and ground-breaking research.










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