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Undergraduate Course: Sport Management 1 (SPRT08018)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis core first year course introduces students to principles of management, organisational theory and organisational behaviour. Key management theories are used in the analysis of sport and recreation industry. The importance of good practice in the management and governance of sport and recreation has been highlighted in recent years in both the public and commercial sectors. Relations between participants, providers and other stakeholders in sport institutions and governing bodies are critically examined.
The demand for sport and recreation has been increasing over the last decade as it has been recognized as an area of growth and of economic, social and political importance management theories is systemically provided. The supply of sport and opportunities for physical recreation and activity has also increased
This course critically examines the management of human, physical and financial resources across different sport. It covers principles of management and examines organisational structures, including governance, key elements of organisational behavior and culture and organisational development within sport and recreation.
This course considers the implementation and evaluation of policies associated with sport and recreation management, in physical activity and health and well being. It focuses on applying theories to traditional and ccontemporary sport organisations to illustrate the ways in which sport policy is implemented. At the same time as there has been greater scrutiny of professional practice across all sports, academic interest and research in this field has also increased
Through this course, students will gain insight into theories and different practices of management which can be applied to the sport industry in both public and private sectors.
It will examine the differences and similarities in provision, planning and management in the sectors. The course also aims to build key personal study skills that will support academic progress and build professional management capabilities.
Course description Through this course, students will gain insight into theories and different practices of management which can be applied to the sport industry in both public and private sectors.

Indicative Content
1. Classical and contemporary theories of management
2. Sport organisations and the mixed economy of provision
3. Governance and management in sport organisations
4. Managing conflict in a sport environment.
5. Theories of organisational behaviour and management.
6. Motivation and leadership in organisational contexts in sport
7. Perception, decision making, communication and group processes.
8. Planning for sport, physical activity and health and wellbeing
9. Demand and supply in sport and recreation
10. Funding for sport, physical recreation and activity
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs none
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 44, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 348 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 60 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1) A Group presentation on a management issue (30%) semester 1
Learning outcomes 1 and 2
2) A 2000 word individual management report (30%) semester
Learning outcomes 3
3) 2 hour written examination (summer diet) (40%)
Learning outcomes 4,5,6
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Sport Management 12:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of key management theories and principles and their application to a range of contemporary sport and recreation organisations
  2. LO2 Critically evaluate organisational behaviour in sport and recreation organisations
  3. LO3 Examine the role of leadership, governance and sound management policies and management practice in sport organisations
  4. LO4 Critically analyse contemporary management issues in sport and recreation organisations and policy principles in the context of management processes in different sectors of sport and recreation
  5. LO5 Demonstrate an understanding of the sources of funding for sport organisations and the impact on policy and planning

    LO6 Demonstrate knowledge of the economic significance of sport and recreation and the inter-relationship between demand and supply in the mixed economy of sport provision
Reading List
Beech J. and Chadwick, C. (eds) (2013) The Business of Sport Management (2nd edn) Harlow: Pearson

Bill, K. (2009) (ed) Sport Management Exeter: Learning Matters
Fried, G. DeSchriver, T. & Mondello, M. (2013) Sport Finance, (3rd edn) Leeds: Human Kinetics.

Hoye, R., Smith, A. Stewart , B., Nicholson, M. and Westerbeek, H. (2012) Sport Management: Principles and Applications (3rd edn) London: Routledge

Mullins. L. (2013) Management and Organisational Behaviour (11th edn) or 2010 (10 th edn) Pearson

Oakley, B. and Rhys, M. eds (2008) The Sport and Fitness Sector London: Routledge and OUP.
Robinson, L. & Palmer, D. (eds) (2010) Managing Voluntary Sport Organisations. London: Routledge.
Slack,T. and Parent, M. (2006) Understanding Sport Organisations (2nd edn) Illinois: Heinemann.
Taylor ,P. (2011) Torkildsen┐s Sport and Leisure Management London: Routledge
Trenberth L. and Hassan, D. (2012) (eds) Managing Sport Business: An introduction. London: Routledge
Wolsey, C., Minten, S. and Abrams, J. (2012) Human Resource Management in the Sport and Leisure Industry London: Routledge
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills The course also aims to build key personal study skills that will support academic progress and build professional management capabilities.
Special Arrangements none
Study Abroad none
Keywordssport management
Course organiserMs Sharon Clough
Tel: (0131 6)51 6644
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Fraser
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