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Undergraduate Course: The Sport Industry (SPRT08027)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummarySport is a multi-faceted, dynamic industry of great social, economic and political significance that that comprises everything from local, volunteer-run sports clubs to international organisations, brands and leagues. The issues connected with the sport industry are similarly wide-ranging and management in the sector has become increasingly professionalised as the industry has grown and funding streams have diversified.
This course introduces students to the structure and function of the sport industry and to key management concepts to provide a foundation from which students can develop further knowledge and skills in relation to sport management.
Course description This course is designed to introduce students to key management concepts and the structure and function of the sports industry in the UK. Students will explore key components of the sport industry including funding, partnerships and delivery of sport as well as the specifics of sports organisations and contemporary issues that impact upon the management of sport.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students who have completed SPRT08018 Sport Management 1 cannot take SPRT08027 The Sport Industry
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 161 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework:«br /»
50% Management report (1500 words)«br /»
50% Presentation «br /»
Feedback Students will receive individual written feedback for their assignments
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of key management theories and principles
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the sports industry in the UK
  3. Evaluate the structure, operations and culture of sport organisations
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the sources of funding for sport organisations and relative impact on policy and planning
  5. Analyse contemporary issues in sport and their impact on the sport industry
Reading List
Byers, T., Slack, T. and Parent, M. (2012) Key concepts in sport management. London: Sage.
Hassan, D. (ed.) (2018) Managing sport business: an introduction. 2nd edition Abingdon: Routledge.
Hoye, R., Smith, A., Nicholson, M. and Stewart , B. (2015) Sport Management: Principles and Applications (4th edition) Abingdon: Routledge
Robinson, L. and Palmer, D. (eds) (2010) Managing voluntary sport organizations. Abingdon: Routledge.
Slack, T. with Byers, T. and Thurston, A. (eds.) (2020) Understanding Sports Organizations (3rd edition) Champaign: Human Kinetics
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research and enquiry:
Development of skills to search for, access, evaluate and synthesise relevant research and industry information
Development of critical thinking and becoming more objective
Development of digital literacy

Personal and intellectual autonomy:
Independent learning

Personal effectiveness and communication:
Written and visual communication
Working with peers
Keywordssport management,sport industry,sport organisations
Course organiserDr Pippa Chapman
Tel: (0131 6)51 6644
Course secretaryMiss Rosie Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)516 210
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