Introduction to Sport Management

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Sport Management

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Introduction to sport management; definition and history of sport, the social and cultural dimension of sport, the sport industry including sport media and sports events, the main functions of sport management and legal and ethical issues in sport; professional, amateur and community sports.

    RATIONALE: 
    The module focuses on the theories and practice of sport management. By taking this module students develop a global understanding of the historical, social and cultural context of sport and acquire basic knowledge and understanding of the management process within the sport industry and its different segments. Students will also develop an understanding of the ethical challenges and opportunities in the context of sport management at a local, national and international level. This module provides students with the basic theory, tools and examples through the review of modern sport management.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this module, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature, scope and structure of the sport industry, including the management, organization and governance of sport organizations and the role of various governing bodies within amateur, professional and community sports.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical, social, political, economic and cultural meaning and diffusion of sport and their impact on sports participation and regulation.
    3. Discuss ethical issues associated with sport and discuss their implications for the management of sport organizations.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures, discussions, collaborative in-class small projects and specialized video presentations. Throughout the lectures students develop knowledge and understanding related to the subject content. Discussions and collaborative in-class small projects reinforce students’ cognitive and key transferable skills. Specialized video presentations familiarize students with professional skills and further develop their cognitive skills.
    - Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor in order to consult and discuss issues related to the course's content.
    - Use of blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignments instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.