School: Business and Law

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Sport Organisation Management
  • Unit Code

    SPM2111
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Ashlee Annie MORGAN

Description

The unit examines the concepts, theories and practices in key areas of sport management. It is organised into topics that apply basic management principles to sport organisations with a special emphasis upon human resource management. Students are also provided with the opportunity of gaining experiential knowledge of sport management during a short-term industry practical placement in a sport organisation.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded SPM411C, SPM511C

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the key concepts of organisational strategy, structure and culture as they apply to sport organisations.
  2. Evaluate a period of work experience in the sport industry.
  3. Explain the key terms employed in, and the characteristics of, the contemporary sport industry.
  4. Explain the unique nature of human resource management as it applies to sport organisations.
  5. Identify ethical decision making and risk management processes as they apply in sport management.
  6. Identify the key organisational units and documents associated with sport governance.
  7. Outline the tasks, functions, skills and roles of a sport leader-manager.

Unit Content

  1. Application of theoretical concepts to short-term practical placement in a sport organisation.
  2. Decision-making and ethics in sport management.
  3. Forming a sport organisation.
  4. Future sport management challenges.
  5. Human Resource Management.
  6. Leadership.
  7. Management theories and sport management processes.
  8. Managing volunteers.
  9. Organisational structure and strategy.
  10. Sport governance.
  11. Sport organisational culture.
  12. The structure, function and characteristics of the contemporary sport industry.

Teaching and Learning Processes

The mode of delivery for this unit is through weekly on-campus lectures and tutorials. The teaching and learning approach in this unit is enhanced through in-class discussions, where the skills of working effectively with others (specifically team working, task collaboration and working productively with people from diverse cultures), communicating effectively, critical appraisal and the ability to generate ideas are emphasised. This unit also provides for engaged teaching and learning where guest lecturers from State Sport Associations and government agencies provide industry relevant information and networking opportunities for students. Students are also required to undertake a professionally supervised, work integrated learning experience of a minimum of 20 hours in a sport organisation setting. Successful completion of the unit requires individual assessment items which are assessed for quality academic and professional standards, including written communication (structure, language and conventions), critical analysis (depth of thought, development of argument, logical analysis and insight), depth and breadth of coverage and ability to research effectively using both academic and contemporary sources, and the application of theory and practice.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayIndividual Essay25%
ReportCase Study Report 35%
ExaminationFinal Examination40%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Business and Law

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Sport Organisation Management
  • Unit Code

    SPM2111
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Ashlee Annie MORGAN

Description

The unit examines the concepts, theories and practices in key areas of sport management. It is organised into topics that apply basic management principles to sport organisations with a special emphasis upon human resource management. Students are also provided with the opportunity of gaining experiential knowledge of sport management during a short-term industry practical placement in a sport organisation.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded SPM411C, SPM511C

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the key concepts of organisational strategy, structure and culture as they apply to sport organisations.
  2. Evaluate a period of work experience in the sport industry.
  3. Explain the key terms employed in, and the characteristics of, the contemporary sport industry.
  4. Explain the unique nature of human resource management as it applies to sport organisations.
  5. Identify ethical decision making and risk management processes as they apply in sport management.
  6. Identify the key organisational units and documents associated with sport governance.
  7. Outline the tasks, functions, skills and roles of a sport leader-manager.

Unit Content

  1. Application of theoretical concepts to short-term practical placement in a sport organisation.
  2. Decision-making and ethics in sport management.
  3. Forming a sport organisation.
  4. Future sport management challenges.
  5. Human Resource Management.
  6. Leadership.
  7. Management theories and sport management processes.
  8. Managing volunteers.
  9. Organisational structure and strategy.
  10. Sport governance.
  11. Sport organisational culture.
  12. The structure, function and characteristics of the contemporary sport industry.

Teaching and Learning Processes

The mode of delivery for this unit is through weekly on-campus lectures and tutorials. The teaching and learning approach in this unit is enhanced through in-class discussions, where the skills of working effectively with others (specifically team working, task collaboration and working productively with people from diverse cultures), communicating effectively, critical appraisal and the ability to generate ideas are emphasised. This unit also provides for engaged teaching and learning where guest lecturers from State Sport Associations and government agencies provide industry relevant information and networking opportunities for students. Students are also required to undertake a professionally supervised, work integrated learning experience of a minimum of 20 hours in a sport organisation setting. Successful completion of the unit requires individual assessment items which are assessed for quality academic and professional standards, including written communication (structure, language and conventions), critical analysis (depth of thought, development of argument, logical analysis and insight), depth and breadth of coverage and ability to research effectively using both academic and contemporary sources, and the application of theory and practice.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayIndividual Essay25%
ReportCase Study Report 35%
ExaminationFinal Examination40%

Core Reading(s)

  • Hoye, R., Smith, A. C. T., Nicholson, M., & Stewart, B. (2015). Sport management: Principles and applications (4th ed.). New York: Routledge.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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