BA Management, Leadership and Leisure

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Introduction to Sport

Course unit fact file
Unit code EDUC10842
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 4
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Education
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

 

Unit content includes:

  • History and sport
  • Sport in society
  • Sport as a business
  • Sport, broadcasting and the media
  • Sport, business and ethics

Aims

 

To develop foundational understanding of sport business as an academic discipline.

To develop understanding of the implications of sport business to leisure.

To identify the impact of key contemporary topics to the sport business.

Learning outcomes

 

Category of outcome

Upon completion of the unit, students should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

Understand sport as a business

Understand the role of sport in the leisure sector, wider society and the economy

Appreciate the uniqueness of the sport business

Intellectual skills

Demonstrate critical analysis and understanding of theory/case study.

Research relevant materials.

Construct argument and a business case.

Practical skills

Research skills

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Group working

Communication skills

Presentation skills

 

Teaching and learning methods

up to 12x2 hours lectures/seminars supported by individual o r group tutorials

Assessment methods

One essay assignment (2,000 words ) 100%

Feedback methods

up to 12x2 hours lectures/seminars supported by individual or group tutorials

Recommended reading

 

READING

Beech, J & Chadwick, S. (2013), The Business of Sport Management (2nd ed), Pearson

 

CORE

Houlihan, B, & Malcolm, D. (2016) Sport and Society (3rd ed), Sage

CORE

Roberts, K. (2016), The Business of Leisure (2nd ed), Palgrave Macmillan

 

CORE

Taylor, P., and Torkildsen, G. (2011), Torkildsen’s Sport & Leisure Management, Routledge

 

 

ESSENTIAL

Foster G., Davila, A., and O'Reilly, N. (2016) Sport Business Management and Decision Making Around the Globe. Routledge

 

ESSENTIAL

Lynch, R [2018] Strategic Management, 8th Edition, Pearson. 

 

ESSENTIAL

Curley, J. P. and Roeder, O. (2016) English soccer’s mysterious worldwide popularity. (online) Available at: https://contexts.org/articles/english-soccers-mysterious-worldwide-popularity/

 

WIDER READING

Houlihan, B. (1991). The government and politics of sport. London: Routledge

 

WIDER READING

Jeanrenaud, C., Kesenne, S., (2006).The economics of sport and the media. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

 

WIDER READING

Kearney, A. (2017). Global sports market revenue 2005-2017 | Statistic. [online] Statista. Available at: https://www.statista.com/statistics/370560/worldwide-sports-market-revenue

 

WIDER READING

RIDE Channel. (2017). Skateboarding Is Now an Olympic Sport. [online] Available at: http://theridechannel.com/news/2016/08/olympics-skateboarding-tokyo-2020

WIDER READING

Wheaton, B. (2004). Understanding lifestyle sport. London: Routledge

 

WIDER READING

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 24
Independent study hours
Independent study 76

Additional notes

Activity Allocated Hours
Staff/Student Contact 20
Tutorials (assessment) 4
Private Study 30
Directed Reading 16
Assignment Preparation 30
Total Hours 100

 

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