Rachael graduated from MSc Sport Management in 2022 after returning to university to combine her interests in marketing and sports.
She's since gone on to work for the Royal Yachting Association as a Digital Project Manager. We caught up with her to find out more about her career and how what she learnt during her master's at Bath has helped.
My journey to sports management
At undergraduate level, I did a business management apprenticeship degree with Nestlé, which involved learning while working. I did this over three years, then worked for them for a further two years in marketing and sales roles.
During the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns in the UK, I started to really think about what I wanted to do next. I thought it was time to change; I wanted a broader set of options.
I have always been interested in sport and fitness, so a move into a career that combined this with my business and marketing skills felt right.
At Nestlé, I’d been working in the pet food industry, so it was a big change!
Discovering the course at Bath
After researching courses, I found MSc Sport Management at Bath. I felt that it would be a really interesting way of taking my business skills and applying them to the world of sport.
I’m not an athlete, so I was looking for something that focused on the sport policy and business side. I studied topics like how the sports industry and sport development impact on communities and individuals, which was fascinating.
Overall, the course combined the business and the sports side really well.