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.

Study a Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport Leadership and Management, and conduct postgraduate research on a topic of your interest. As an honours degree student you learn from enthusiastic researchers and academics who are internationally known for their expertise.

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 sport event management.


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

Start date: 2022

Start date: 2023

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

  • Specialisation courses
  • Research methods course(s)
  • A dissertation

This structure ensures that you can critically analyse and evaluate the research and professional literature, and begin your postgraduate study in sport leadership and management 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 courses

These advanced-level courses cover the latest research and theories in sport leadership and management, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

Sport leadership and management courses

Plus other management and marketing courses.

Research methods courses

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

Research (Honours) dissertation

This piece of supervised research contributes to the body of knowledge in your chosen 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.

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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