Managing Professional Sport
Area of Study
Health Administration, Health and Exercise Science, Health Science, Management Science, Physical Education, Sport and Leisure Sciences, Sports Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewDescriptionThis 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 objectivesUpon 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 operates2. Discuss the principles associated with the management of sport in commercial settings, including equalisation strategies, salary caps and draft systems3. Integrate leading edge sport management theory towards practical operational responsibilities such as risk management, player welfare and occupational health and safety4. 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 sportContribution to the development of graduate attributesThis 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 strategiesTeaching and learning strategies include formal lectures, tutorials and group discussions. Content for this subject will be supported by UTSOnline.ContentDistinctive economic features of commercial sportOwnership and financial models in professional sportLabour market regulations in professional team sportPlayer unions, associations and agentsLeadership and innovation in professional sportOrganisational culture and high performance sportOccupational health and safety in sportSport governance and risk managementAssessmentAssessment task 1: Project Seminar (Group)Objective(s):This addresses subject learning objective(s):1, 2, 3 and 4Weight: 25%Length:1200-1500 wordsAssessment task 2: Major Paper (Individual)Objective(s):This addresses subject learning objective(s):1, 2, 3 and 4Weight: 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 4Weight: 35%Minimum requirementsStudents must achieve at least 50% of the subject?s total marks
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.