Postgraduate Course: Sport Resource Management (EDUA11297)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course critically examines the management of human, physical and financial resources at the strategic level across sport. It assesses governance, organisational development and strategy, quality assurance, and performance management within sport organisations. It also discusses the application of risk management, event organisation, and financial analysis to sport.
Principles of management
Strategic management and planning
Human resource management
Event and Project Management
Organisational development: key theories applied to a range of sport and recreation organisations in the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors
Analysis of contemporary management issues in global sport management in the context of a dynamic and merging sport industry
Teaching and learning strategy will involve guest speakers and a problem solving approach to case study materials.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Poster and accompanying narrative (30%) and 3,000 word management report (70%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of management, including the role of leadership and governance in sport organisations
- Evaluate the importance of strategic planning, organisational development and the management of change in sport organisations
- Critically appreciate the relationship between the key functional areas of human resource management, service and quality management systems in the sport sector
- Apply key financial ratios and performance indicators to a range of sport organisations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of risk management and health and safety issues in a range of sport settings
|Key texts: |
Beech J. and Chadwick, C. eds (2004) The Business of Sport Management Harlow: Pearson
Bennis, W. (2009) On Becoming a Leader (Rev). Philadelphia, PA: Basic Books
Bill, K. (2009) ed. Sport Management Exeter: Learning Matters
Buchanan, D. & Huczynski, A.(2004) Organisational Behaviour 5th Ed., London: Prentice-Hall
Challadurai, P. (2009) Human Resource Management Leeds: Human Kinetics
Fried, G. (2010) Managing Sports Facilities. Leeds: Human Kinetics.
Hartley, H. (2009) Sport, Physical Recreation and The Law London; Routledge
Hoye, R. et al (2009) Sport Management: Principles and Applications (2nd ed) Oxford: Elsevier.
Huff A.S, Floyd, S. Sherman H., and Terjesen S. (2009) Strategic Management: Logic and Action, London: Wiley
Johnston, R. & Clark, G. (2001) Service Operations Management. London: Prentice Hall.
Johnson, G. & Scholes, K. Whittington, R. (2008) Exploring Corporate Strategy 8th Edition, Essex: FT Prentice Hall,
Lashley, C. & Darren, L (2003) Organization Behaviour for Leisure Service. Oxford:Butterworth-Heinemann
Leavy, B & McKiernan P (2009) Strategic Leadership: Governance and Renewal. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
MacClean, J. (2001) Performance Appraisal for Sport and Recreation Managers Human Kinetics
McMahon-Beattie, U. and Yeoman, I. eds (2006). Sport and Leisure Operations Management. Thomson Learning.
Mullins, L. (2008) Essentials of Organisational Behaviour. Harlow: Prentice-Hall
Oakley, B. and Rhys, M. eds (2008) The Sport and Fitness Sector. London: Routledge and OUP.
Robbins, S. (2003) Organisational Behaviour (10th ed). New Jersey: Prentice-Hall
Robinson, L. (2003) Managing Public Sport and Leisure Services London: Routledge.
Robinson, L. & Palmer, D. (2010) Managing Voluntary Sport Organisations. London Routledge.
Schwarz, E. (2010) Sport Facility Operations Management in the Global Perspective Oxford: Elsevier.
Slack, N., Chambers, S. and Johnston, R. (2006) Operations Management. 5th Edition. Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
Slack, T. and Parent, M. (2006) Understanding Sport Organisations. Illinois: Heinemann.
Stewart, R. (2007) Sport Funding and Finance Oxford: Elsevier.
Westerbrook, H., Smith, A. , Turner, P, Emery P. Green, C. Van Leeuwen, L. et al. (2005) Managing Sport Facilities and Major Events London: Routledge
Wilson, R. & Joyce, J. (2008) Finance for Sport and Leisure Managers London: Routledge.
Wheatley, M. (2006) Leadership and the New Science (3rd ed). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Research skills, report writing and communication skills.
|Course organiser||Dr Louis Nolte
|Course secretary||Mr George Adams
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206