Sports now play a central role in Caribbean societies not only as a vehicle for recreation and leisure but as a key contributor to national economic development and social advancement. The Sports sector in the Caribbean suffers, however, from a lack of professional management and this has served to stymie its development and consequently its contribution to the development of the region.
In response to the needs and challenges identified above, the MSBM, UWI, Mona campus in collaboration with various stakeholders has designed this Postgraduate diploma and M.Sc. in Sports Business Management. The programmes are broadly aimed at providing participants with the requisite educational background necessary for executive management and leadership positions in a variety of sport and recreational fields. The role of scholarship and focused disciplinary study will also be emphasized so as to prepare graduates to think conceptually and analytically and to positively impact professional practices and policies in the respective fields of sports and recreations.
This 12-month programme addresses the development of essential abilities, skills, and attitudes that will enable students to successfully deliver sport management services and events within a competitive marketplace. This translates into building the broader professional capacities associated with teamwork, critical thinking and reasoning, as well as abilities to solve complex problems with a good understanding of quantitative approaches/disciplines. Overall, graduates would gain significant benefits relating to improved knowledge base, sharper thinking and analytical skills; new subject-based ideas and practical skills; as well as research-related and general skills and competencies for life and work.
Upon successful completion of the Post-graduate Diploma, graduates should be able to:
Admission to the programme will be permitted to persons who:
The diploma is a 21-credit programme comprised of the following:
* These courses already exist and therefore the detailed course outline is not included in the document
Successful completion of the Diploma programme does not guarantee admission to the MSc.
Students who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma can return/continue to do an additional twenty-four (24) credits to complete the M.Sc. provided that the courses pursued in the postgraduate diploma were not completed more than five (5) years prior and provided that they have met the following requirements in their diploma:
Students who complete the Postgraduate Diploma more than five (5) years prior will not be automatically admitted but will be considered on a case by case basis. There are no specific programme regulations which differ from the general regulations covering graduate programmes.