International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP), International Sport Management

The CP is a learning pathway designed to allow IB students to gain a comprehensive insight into the world of international sport management. The course provides meaningful context and practical application of concepts that lead students to a globally recognised qualification and a career anywhere in the world.

The CP gives successful students the opportunity to earn credit points towards the Bachelor of International Sport Management through career-related study courses.

Successful graduates of the CP Diploma will receive direct entry into the flexible and 100% online Bachelor of International Sport Management at Federation University and will be eligible to receive study credits for courses successfully completed as part of their CP.

Course overview

Students undertaking the CP are provided with the opportunity to study courses from a globally recognised degree. These courses are taught by lecturers with expertise in the sporting industry. The programme gives knowledge and experience which will allow successful students to advance into the Bachelor of International Sport Management.

The nature of the programme allows students to learn useful techniques and hard and soft skills that they will use throughout their career.

The courses are delivered and taught in English.

Course content

Students will participate in the following first-year undergraduate courses from International Sport Management courses:

  • Introduction to Sport Management
    This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of management and organisation of the international sport sector including non-profit and professional sport organisations.
  • Sport Performance Management
    This course is designed to introduce students to perspectives required in the management of high performance sport.
  • Managing Sport Development
    This course provides students with an introduction to the theory and practical application of the management of sport development.

For a full course outline and detailed subject descriptions, please contact us.

Key learning outcomes

Students will have a variety of different learning and assessment tasks including explorative essays, responding to bespoke case studies, creating video presentations, interactive oral exams, and designing inspired infographics.

The aim of these tasks is to:

  • Establish academic and digital literacies indicative of industry needs
  • Provide students with the opportunity to develop real-world skills and
  • Students will build a portfolio of exemplary work

The CP provides students with practical, real-world approaches to learning designed to prepare them for higher education. Students will engage in career-related learning while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.

Career opportunities

Not sure where a sport management degree can get you? The list of options is long and the choices diverse:

  • Business development manager
  • Sports administrator
  • Sports development officer
  • Sport management consultant
  • Marketing and sponsorship manager
  • Promotions and marketing analyst
  • Sport media and public relations coordinator
  • Digital marketing
  • Partnerships manager
  • Memberships manager
  • Project manager
  • Customer relations manager
  • Sport event manager
  • Player agent
  • Professional players manager
  • Health promotion coordinator

Learning hours and delivery method

Each International Sport Management course consists of a minimum of 150 hours for teaching, learning and completion of assessment tasks.

Each CP, International Sport Management course is delivered over a semester teaching period consisting of twelve weeks of continuous teaching, learning and assessment weeks broken up with a two-week term break period. Following the completion of the continuous teaching, learning and assessment weeks, students will be given a preparation week for final assessments held over a two-week period.

Students are expected to engage with online learning content for a minimum of three hours per week. Students will also be given the option to participate in a one-hour virtual online weekly class scheduled with university academic staff.

These sessions are provided to students with the opportunity to discuss complex concepts and case studies. Students are required to complete additional hours for self-directed learning and completion of assessment tasks.

It is recommended that schools delivering the CP, ISM courses schedule in at least a one-hour weekly face-to-face session with students facilitated by the school’s CP Coordinator. The purpose of these sessions is to provide students with guidance to navigate the online learning content and to monitor student’s progress with their level of engagement and understanding of the learning content and assessment tasks.

CP students and schools will use Federation University’s Learning Management System Moodle to study their CP, International Sport Management courses. Through Moodle, students will be able to access and engage with learning materials and activities, submit assignments, receive feedback, and interact with lecturers and peers.

Additional information

For more information on the CP, International Sport Management courses including how to become a CP International Sport Management registered school, please contact us.

If you would like more information on the Bachelor of International Sport Management including the education pathway from CP, ISM to the Bachelor of International Sport Management, view the degree page.