Sport Leadership and Management Specialisation - Master of Business

Advance your understanding of sport leadership and management, and research a topic of your interest with the Sport Leadership and Management specialisation in the Master of Business.

New Zealand is a nation that values sport and recreation. 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 and event management.

As a Master of Business student, you do postgraduate research in the field of sport leadership and management, and learn from academic staff who are internationally known as experts in their field.

Sport Leadership and Management department academic staff and their current research

This is part of the Master of Business.

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To graduate with a Master of Business in Sport Leadership and Management, you must successfully complete 180 points from:

  • Specialisation courses
  • Research methods courses
  • Research OR Research and electives

Specialisation courses - complete the following

Research methods courses - complete the following

And choose one of the following


Research and electives

If you choose the 60-point dissertation you need to complete 30 points of electives chosen from the Master of Business, or another postgraduate degree with the approval of the programme director.

You can only enrol in the research component if you achieve a B- grade average or higher in your courses, have an approved research proposal, and supervision is available for your research.

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