Manchester Metropolitan University: Master of Sport Directorship

InstitutionManchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department People and Performance
Telephone 0161 247 6969
Study type Taught


Sport business is a multi-billion-pound, competitive global industry, and it’s growing. The demand has never been higher for professionals with a grounding in governance, commercial acumen and leadership skills.

If you’re an ex-player or sports management professional, we’ll give you the business skills to reach your full potential. This course will suit you if you’re looking to progress your career or move to the sporting world from business.

**Building strategic skills**

Our course is the first of its kind and paves the way for future leaders of sport. Studying part-time over two years, you’ll develop the expertise to meet the demand of leading sporting organisations.

You’ll cover topics such as sports leadership and personal development, innovation and change, governance and best practice. A real highlight is the study of neuroscience and how it impacts on leadership and performance.

We’ll also expose you to a range of sporting environments. You’ll share knowledge with peers from different backgrounds, and apply new knowledge in your own specialism.

In your second year, you’ll apply your skills to a dissertation. We’ll challenge you to identify, research and strategically analyse a managerial or business issue within your organisation or in an area of your own interest.

**Features and Benefits**
- **Triple crown** - study in a Business School that has prestigious triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

- **A global city for sport** – study in one of the UK’s greatest sporting cities, home to two top Premier League sides, an international cricket ground and a renowned velodrome.

- **Masterclass Series** – this series brings experts in from the industry. Past speakers include Head of Communications at British Cycling, CEO Essex Cricket Club and the Development Director at the FA.

- **Pioneering** – it’s the world’s first qualification of its kind. Be part of a select group of individuals who are the most qualified Sporting Directors in the world.

- **Backed by science** – we delve into the science of performance management to help you understand how to understand and improve business performance.

- **Learn from the experts** – the MSD teaching team have a wealth of experience in areas such as leadership, neuroscience, team performance, innovation, change and governance.

- **Executive Coaching** – we offer all our students the chance to have an Executive Coach. Coaching is a valued approach to individual development and is becoming a well-established practice in business.

- **Endorsed by industry** – the teaching on this course is endorsed by the England Rugby League, Premiership Rugby and Rugby Football League.

- **Diverse community** – from grass roots to high profile professionals, we welcome people from all aspects of sport. This course also suits business owners wanting to grow their company.

- **A world of opportunities** – we’ll help you prepare for director level roles in global organisations. Think premier league clubs, Olympics, FIFA and more.


Manchester Metropolitan University


A modern university in a great global city 
Manchester Metropolitan University has a proud heritage dating back to 1824. It is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 38,000 students, and is home to a diverse international student population from more than 140 countries. 

The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old*, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching. 

Manchester Metropolitan’s campus is located in the centre of Manchester, amongst world-renowned music, arts, shopping and sports ...

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