Sport Leadership and Management Specialisation - Bachelor of Business (Honours)

With the Sport Leadership and Management specialisation in the Bachelor of Business (Honours) you further your knowledge of sport leadership and management, and research a topic of your interest.

As a Bachelor of Business (Honours) student you conduct research in the field of sport leadership and management, and learn from enthusiastic researchers and academics who are internationally known as experts in their field.

Sport Leadership and Management research at AUT has investigated leadership, sport participation, governance, inter-organisational linkages, law and policy, economics, marketing, consumer behaviour, sponsorship, advertising, social media, sport tourism, as well as event management.


This is part of the Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Start date: 2021

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), you must complete 120 points from:

  • Specialisation papers
  • Research methods paper(s)
  • A dissertation

This structure ensures that you can critically analyse and evaluate the research and professional literature, and begin your advanced studies in business with an appreciation of the current issues and controversies in the field. You also design and complete a piece of supervised research in a business discipline.

Specialisation papers

These advanced-level papers provide you with comprehensive coverage in the latest research and theories in your specialisation, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

Sport Leadership and Management papers

Plus other management and marketing papers.

Introduction to Research Methods

The research methods papers explore philosophical issues underpinning the design of research and the research process. They include training in research methods to prepare students to conduct methodologically rigorous research.

Research methods papers vary by specialisation.

Research (Honours) dissertation

This piece of supervised research contributes to the body of knowledge in your chosen business and economics discipline. You should consult your academic supervisor about your dissertation topic and proposed research.

The class of honours awarded in the programme depends on your grade performance.

Key features
  • Explores different fields within both sport and business
  • An area of growing importance in New Zealand
  • Applies business and management techniques to the sport sector
  • Internationally recognised academic staff

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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