BU’s BSc (Hons) Sport Management (Golf) degree has become the first in Europe to be accredited by the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE).
The accreditation will mean placement opportunities for BU students, as well as CMAE top student awards for the highest averaging students.
CMAE will also award student memberships and associate membership to graduating Sport Management (Golf) students, alongside giving guest talks and attending BU's annual Back to the Future sports conference.
Senior Lecturer in Sports Management at BU Gary Evans said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the CMAE accreditation because it proves the BSc (Hons) Sport Management Golf is industry relevant and our Golf graduates are employability ready. The industry placements, consultancy projects and dissertation topics the CMAE will offer under the accreditation really uplifts the quality of experience for our students.
“The accreditation also builds on the pioneering work with the Golf industry led by colleagues such as Ian Jones, Head of Regional and Community Engagement, and Dr. Andrew Callaway. There is no doubt the CMAE view BU as a trailblazer in terms educating and training early career professionals for the Golf industry."
The Sports Management Golf degree course is specifically designed to the needs of potential employers, with the third year of the course being spent on an industrial placement in the golfing industry.
The course was developed following discussion with specific organisations including the English Golf Union, the Professional Golfers Association, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews, the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association and the Dorset County Golf Union.