Managing Professional Sport

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Managing Professional Sport

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Administration, Health and Exercise Science, Health Science, Management Science, Physical Education, Sport and Leisure Sciences, Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    This subject aims to provide students with critical understanding of the theories, knowledge and skills necessary for managers in commercialised sport to operate effectively in increasingly complex sociocultural environments and competitive business markets.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. Identify key processes associated with 21st century sport management and the business of sport, including changing commercial and socio-cultural environments within which the sport industry operates
    2. Discuss the principles associated with the management of sport in commercial settings, including equalisation strategies, salary caps and draft systems
    3. Integrate leading edge sport management theory towards practical operational responsibilities such as risk management, player welfare and occupational health and safety
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the managerial and commercial dynamics of sport as a business, the application of best practice models, and an awareness of key financial and operational challenges for professional sport
    Contribution to the development of graduate attributes
    This subject aims to provide students with critical understanding of the theories, knowledge and skills necessary for managers in commercialised sport to operate effectively in increasingly complex sociocultural environments and competitive business markets. This subject is core to the Bachelor of Management (Sport Business Major), the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management, and the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
    Teaching and learning strategies
    Teaching and learning strategies include formal lectures, tutorials and group discussions. Content for this subject will be supported by UTSOnline.
    Content
    Distinctive economic features of commercial sport
    Ownership and financial models in professional sport
    Labour market regulations in professional team sport
    Player unions, associations and agents
    Leadership and innovation in professional sport
    Organisational culture and high performance sport
    Occupational health and safety in sport
    Sport governance and risk management
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Project Seminar (Group)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    Weight: 25%
    Length:
    1200-1500 words
    Assessment task 2: Major Paper (Individual)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    Weight: 40%
    Length:
    2000 words (maximum limit - not including the reference list). Minimum limit - 1750 words.
    Assessment task 3: Exam (Individual)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 3 and 4
    Weight: 35%
    Minimum requirements
    Students must achieve at least 50% of the subject?s total marks

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.