Introduction to Sports Management
Main Aim(s) of the Unit:
The main aim of this unit is to provide an overview of the major factors affecting the individual behaviour of employees in sport and recreation organisations. The introductory nature of the unit dictates a broad approach to such factors. Moreover, the unit is designed to facilitate progression to more specialised areas of study. For example, in customer service management in sport, and managing people in sport organisations.
Main Topics of Study:
Foundation of Individual Behaviour
- behaviour and motivation
Groups, Teams, Leadership and Power
- Groups in organisations,
- working in teams,
- leading teams,
- and the sources of leadership power
Organisational Culture and Structure
- Different theoretical approaches/typologies,
- the relationship between organisational culture,
- individual/group behaviour, and structure
Learning Outcomes for the Unit
At the end of this Unit, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the foundation of individual behaviour within the context of sport management
- Understand the relationships between groups, teams, leadership and power within the context of sport management
- Describe how individual and group behaviour is affected by organisational culture within the context of sport management
Learning and teachingÂ methods/strategies used to enable the achievement of learning outcomes:
This unit will utilise a variety of learning activities. Lectures will be delivered on the key underpinning knowledge and will be supported by class discussions, using a more interactive approach to the lecture material. These class discussions will allow the opportunity for learners to form study groups that actively engage with the key issues of this unit.
Assessment methods which enable student to demonstrate the learning outcomes for the Unit:
Examination: 3 hours duration
Indicative Reading for this Unit:
Huczynski, A and Buchanan, D., (2010). Organisational Behaviour. Harlow: Prentice Hall
Alternative Texts and Further Reading:
Beech, J., and Chadwick, S., (2004). The Business of Sports Management. . Harlow: Prentice Hall
Taylor, P (Ed)., (2010) Torkildsenâ€™s Sport and Leisure Management Â Abingdon: Routledge.
Buchanan and Huczynski. Organisational behaviour (2010) book companion website: http://www.pearsoned.co.uk/buchuc
Beech and Chadwick. The Business of Sport Management (2004) book companion website: http://www.booksites.net/download/chadwickbeech/index.html
Taylor. Torkildsenâ€™s Sport and Leisure Management (2010) companion website: http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/taylor
Guideline for Teaching and Learning Time (10 hrs per credit)
50 hoursÂ Lectures / Seminars / Tutorials / Workshops:
Tutorial support includes feedback on assignments and may vary by college according to local needs and wishes.
50 hoursÂ Directed learning:
Advance reading and preparation / Class preparation / Background reading / Group study / Portfolio / Diary etc
100 hoursÂ Self managed learning:
Working through the course text and completing assignments as required will take up the bulk of the learning time.Â In addition students are expected to engage with the tutor and other students and to undertake further reading using the web and/or libraries.