Manchester Metropolitan University

Master of Sport Directorship

Qualify for one of the most influential roles in sport.

The Master of Sport Directorship (MSD) is a two-year, part-time executive level course aimed at professionals who want to gain a unique qualification that prepares them for the role of Sporting Director.

Sport is a competitive and global business. The demand for skilled professionals with the commercial acumen and visionary leadership skills to take sporting organisations to the next level has never been higher.

A flagship course for the Business School, the MSD is the only one of its kind in the UK.

Teaching takes place at the Business School in part-time blocks consisting of seminars, masterclasses and a stellar series of master classes from high profile speakers from the business and sporting worlds.

Combining the latest thinking on leadership practice, sports governance, innovation and the application of neuroscience, the MSD programme is a challenging yet rewarding one, where professionals share best practice, collaborate and innovate.


More information

Applications to the course must be made directly.  To apply for the course or find out more, please contact Programme Director Sara Ward on or 0161 247 3431


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