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Undergraduate Course: Strategic Sport and Recreation Management 3 (SPRT10035)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryStrategic sport planning will include consideration of the concepts of strategy and patterns of strategy development, using theoretical models of strategic planning. It will consider how strategies are developed and implemented in sport and recreation. Attention will be drawn to specific case studies and strategic appraisal in sport and recreation agencies will be undertaken.
Course description Strategic management theories linked to practice.
The role and scope of strategic management in sport and recreation.
External and internal factors that impact on strategic analysis.
Planning in a range of sport organisations of different sizes in the private and public sectors.
Practical implementation of sport strategies in contemporary sport organisations
Political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal contexts of strategic sport management.
Business planning and entrepreneurship in sport.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Sport and Recreation: Operations Management 2A (SPRT08012)
Students MUST have passed:
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students must be enrolled on BSc Sport and Recreation Management programme UTSPRMG
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 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course will be assessed by
50% presentation
50% 2000 word essay - theoretical application to a case study
Feedback Group Feedback will be provided in seminar on assessment 1 and via LEARN
General class feedback on essay
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand key theories of strategic planning applied to sport and recreation
  2. Critically analyse the problems of formulating strategies for sport
  3. Appraise the management implications of strategic implementation
  4. Apply strategic planning to a range of case studies in various sport sectors
  5. Critically examine business planning in the context of contemporary sport organisations
Reading List
Clegg, S., Schweitzer, J., Whittle, A., and Pitelis, C. (2019) Strategy: Theory and Practice. London: Sage.
Hassan, D. (2018). Managing Sport Business: In Introduction (2nd Ed.). London: Routledge.
Johnson, G., Whittington, R., and Scholes, K. (2008) Exploring Corporate Strategy. Harlow Prentice Hall.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Analytical and conceptual understanding
2. Ability to carry out independent research
3. Critical evaluation of published research
4. Develop written and oral presentation skills
5. Use a variety of sources in gathering research information
6. Present or convey, formally and informally, information on topics
using a range of ICT applications to support and enhance work
7. Interpret, use and evaluate numerical and graphical data to support
and synthesise information from a variety of sources
8. Develop problem solving approaches to identify, define and assess issues

Special Arrangements Outside students interested in taking this course should contact the course organiser before enrolling on it.
Additional Class Delivery Information 2 hour lecture
1 hour seminar
1 out of 2 tutorials
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Louis Nolte
Course secretaryMiss Rosie Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)516 210
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