Online Postgraduate Diploma
Business of Motorsport

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DURATION

8 months Full-time
or 16 months Part-time
Flexible Online Learning

ASSESSMENT

No exams — Tutor assessment
and Moderation by
De Montfort University

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About the Course (120 Credits)

For the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip.) you will study the four modules (60 credits) from the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert.) plus an additional three modules (60 credits) from the MA Business of Motorsport Master’s Degree.

N.B. The Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip.) does not include the Executive Project (Dissertation) the final module of the MA.

The Business of Motorsport Postgraduate Diploma is awarded by our academic partner De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). It is the world’s only online Postgraduate Diploma to focus entirely on the commercial aspects of this exciting global industry.

PG Dip. Top-Up (60 Credits)

If you have already completed the NMA Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert.) (60 credits) you can ‘Top-Up’ your qualification to a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip.) by studying the PG Dip. Top-Up, an additional three modules (60 credits) from the MA Business of Motorsport Master’s Degree.

What will you study?

You will study modules 1 - 7 for the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip.)

  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Module 4
  • Module 5
  • Module 6
  • Module 7

History, Sporting & Commercial Structure of Motorsport

15 Credits
Understanding the background and history of motorsport is key to its future. This module will look at three key elements of motorsport; history, structure and governance. You will learn the purpose and background of the international governing body, the role of the national governing bodies and various other connected groups. The structure of the motorsport system, the role of the promoter and the impact motorsport as an industry can have on the world of engineering feature heavily to give you a rounded understanding of how far motorsport has travelled.

Ethics in Sports Management & Governance

15 Credits
The law and motorsport are not disconnected. National and international governing bodies will provide the backdrop for this module in a twenty first century world. Motorsport has been beset by governance and ethical issues in the past and has worked hard to create a reliable and consistent level of control across the world that can uphold the values and absorb the challenges of modern-day sport. You will learn the most profound ethical challenges facing motorsport along with comparisons from other national and international sports, resulting in effective and sympathetic knowledge for the world of motorsport.

Commerce within Motorsport

15 Credits
Budgets and financial management are the keys to this module. Your lectures will walk you through some of the most engaging methods of financial management relating to competition in motorsport. You will look at teams, drivers and management costs of venues, together with the importance of considering commercial opportunities and brand support. Tracks and circuit profit will be high on the agenda of discussion ensuring you understand the relevance of effective financial planning and how money can be spent appropriately to benefit the consumer experience.

Sponsorship Models in Elite Motorsport & The Role of the Media

15 Credits
Many believe the key to success in motorsport is a sponsorship deal. This module will walk you through the merits and pitfalls of sponsorship from both a sponsor and sponsee perspective as well as a venue, and rights holder remit. Principles of market research, rights evaluation, activation, the mechanics of the media through to measurement analytics and more, will provide you with a comprehensive opportunity to explore the challenging process of commercial support in motorsport.

Motorsport Brands, Their Extensions & Future Trends

15 Credits
The purpose of this trend-setting module is to give you the skills to understand the future. We will look at brands and their futures working with motorsport as an industry. We will answer questions such as what brands look for in their association with motorsport, how motorsport evolves and adapts to the future, maintaining success and profitable margins. Answers will be found through various motorsport discipline brands, retailers, console generations, brand extensions, sponsors and fans.

Change Management

15 Credits
Like all sports there is change and motorsport is no exception. Motorsport has to cope with some of the most demanding of landscapes through the impact of internal and external factors. The commercial opportunities and risk factors made through global megatrends affecting motorsport are coming thick and fast and the industry has to acknowledge how it can reasonably react and benefit from the commercial opportunities ahead. This module examines the theories relating to change management, the controlled identification and implications of long term change along with the short-term resolution to change for many.

Virtual Site Visits & Motorsport Business Reflection

30 Credits
Virtual Site Visits and Business Motorsport Reflection really gives students the necessary access to ‘live’ learning. You will be able to deepen your breadth of knowledge through our visits to some of the most prestigious motorsport venues around the world including tracks, museums, governing bodies, events and more. Visits will include insightful interviews with the best in the business, so you receive the most relevant thoughts and challenges of those that count in motorsport.

History, Sporting & Commercial Structure of Motorsport

15 Credits
Understanding the background and history of motorsport is key to its future. This module will look at three key elements of motorsport; history, structure and governance. You will learn the purpose and background of the international governing body, the role of the national governing bodies and various other connected groups. The structure of the motorsport system, the role of the promoter and the impact motorsport as an industry can have on the world of engineering feature heavily to give you a rounded understanding of how far motorsport has travelled.

Ethics in Sports Management & Governance

15 Credits
The law and motorsport are not disconnected. National and international governing bodies will provide the backdrop for this module in a twenty first century world. Motorsport has been beset by governance and ethical issues in the past and has worked hard to create a reliable and consistent level of control across the world that can uphold the values and absorb the challenges of modern-day sport. You will learn the most profound ethical challenges facing motorsport along with comparisons from other national and international sports, resulting in effective and sympathetic knowledge for the world of motorsport.

Commerce within Motorsport

15 Credits
Budgets and financial management are the keys to this module. Your lectures will walk you through some of the most engaging methods of financial management relating to competition in motorsport. You will look at teams, drivers and management costs of venues, together with the importance of considering commercial opportunities and brand support. Tracks and circuit profit will be high on the agenda of discussion ensuring you understand the relevance of effective financial planning and how money can be spent appropriately to benefit the consumer experience.

Sponsorship Models in Elite Motorsport & The Role of the Media

15 Credits
Many believe the key to success in motorsport is a sponsorship deal. This module will walk you through the merits and pitfalls of sponsorship from both a sponsor and sponsee perspective as well as a venue, and rights holder remit. Principles of market research, rights evaluation, activation, the mechanics of the media through to measurement analytics and more, will provide you with a comprehensive opportunity to explore the challenging process of commercial support in motorsport.

Motorsport Brands, Their Extensions & Future Trends

15 Credits
The purpose of this trend-setting module is to give you the skills to understand the future. We will look at brands and their futures working with motorsport as an industry. We will answer questions such as what brands look for in their association with motorsport, how motorsport evolves and adapts to the future, maintaining success and profitable margins. Answers will be found through various motorsport discipline brands, retailers, console generations, brand extensions, sponsors and fans.

Change Management

15 Credits
Like all sports there is change and motorsport is no exception. Motorsport has to cope with some of the most demanding of landscapes through the impact of internal and external factors. The commercial opportunities and risk factors made through global megatrends affecting motorsport are coming thick and fast and the industry has to acknowledge how it can reasonably react and benefit from the commercial opportunities ahead. This module examines the theories relating to change management, the controlled identification and implications of long term change along with the short-term resolution to change for many.

Virtual Site Visits & Motorsport Business Reflection

30 Credits
Virtual Site Visits and Business Motorsport Reflection really gives students the necessary access to ‘live’ learning. You will be able to deepen your breadth of knowledge through our visits to some of the most prestigious motorsport venues around the world including tracks, museums, governing bodies, events and more. Visits will include insightful interviews with the best in the business, so you receive the most relevant thoughts and challenges of those that count in motorsport.

Entry Requirements

Previous Qualifications

A Degree of second-class honours classification or higher in any business, sport or engineering related subject.

OR

Industry Experience

Students with lower or without entry qualifications but with significant and relevant sport, business, motorsport or automotive industry experience at a senior level can also be admitted on to the programme. Each application will be considered on an individual basis.

International Students

  • NMA recognises equivalent international qualifications and these will be considered on an individual basis
  • Applications are welcome from all International Students with a good standard of English
  • If English is not your first language an IELTS certificate with a score of 6.5 (minimum) or equivalent qualification is required. However, all applications are considered on an individual basis as we are aware that for many international students their school or college curriculum has been taught in English.

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