Sport Business Environments

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sport Business Environments

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course provides students with an introduction to the various environmental influences on the organisation, management and governance of sport business in Australia and its relationship to the larger international sport context. The course is delivered through an issues based approach that includes analysis of ethical decision-making involved in managing sport and sport organisations.
    Course Introduction
    Welcome to another semester and to the course Sport Business Environments.
    You will see below the aims and objectives of this course, but we would like to point out some key elements of the course.
    Sport does not exist in a vacuum so it is influenced by local, state, national, and global environments. You will remember from your Management Concepts course the discussion of organisations and of their internal and external environments. Sport Business Environments focusses on the various external environments of sport organisations. We will discuss these environments and their influence on sport, as well as sport's influence on these environments.
    A number of topics are covered in lectures and further discussed within seminars. These include how political, technological, environmental, cultural and geographic trends impact on sport. Seminars will allow you to focus on these topics through interactive discussions of your thoughts and writing on these topics.
    This course is really about helping you clarify your thinking on the basic elements of your future sport management careers. We encourage you to participate fully in all course materials and activities.
    We look forward to working with you and helping you build your careers
    Course Aims
    The world of sport contains an interrelated set of organisations that delivers sport programs at the local, state, national, and international levels. To effectively understand the business of sport, students must be familiar with the various social, cultural, political and physical environments that impact on sport. This course provides students with an introduction to the various environmental influences on the organisation and management of sport in Australia and its relationship to the larger international sport context. The course is delivered through an issues-based approach to managing sport and sport business organisatons.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Describe and understand local, state, national, and global issues surrounding sport.
    2 Articulate and be able to critically evaluate the impact of the various social, cultural, political and physical environments on the organisation, management, and sustainable practice of sport.
    3 Recognise the underlying values of sport to inform your understanding and future practice of working in a professional or community sport management team.
    4 Demonstrate familiarity with and an ability to use major theoretical frameworks that are relevant to understanding the relationships between sport and the societies in which it operates and utilise these frameworks in both your oral and written communication.

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Creative Synthesis
    Vodcast

    25%/100

    Guided discussion with peers
    Student-Led Workshop (Held in Seminars)

    25%/100

    Test or quiz
    Mid-Semester Examination

    25%/100

    Test or quiz
    Final Exam

    25%/100

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.