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Postgraduate Course: Sport Resource Management (EDUA11297)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Principles of management
Strategic management and planning
Organisation theory
Organisational behaviour
Operational Management
Human resource management
Quality management
Event and Project Management
Managing change
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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  96
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 18/09/2023
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Poster and accompanying narrative (30%) and 3,000 word management report (70%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of management, including the role of leadership and governance in sport organisations
  2. Evaluate the importance of strategic planning, organisational development and the management of change in sport organisations
  3. Critically appreciate the relationship between the key functional areas of human resource management, service and quality management systems in the sport sector
  4. Apply key financial ratios and performance indicators to a range of sport organisations.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of risk management and health and safety issues in a range of sport settings
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research skills, report writing and communication skills.
KeywordsManagement,strategy,governance,change,leadership,organisational development
Course organiserDr Louis Nolte
Course secretaryMr George Adams
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206
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