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Sport Management in New Zealand is experiencing a noted increase in professional organisational management approaches as well as maintaining a strong volunteer base at grass-roots level. Effective sport managers need to have a varying set of skills and be aware of best practices for the effective management of people, club and sporting events. Volunteer management, funding sources/models, development models, marketing, technology and other future issues will be discussed for the wide variety of sport organisations in New Zealand, from clubs to fitness centres to national/regional sports organisations.
By the end of the course, you should have:1. An understanding of the effectiveness of management structures and theories in sport organisations.2. An understanding of the importance of leading people (staff, volunteers and other stakeholders) using a range of leadership principles.3. An understanding of positive leadership and its impacts on leadership in sports organisations.4. An understanding of best practices for management and leadership from club to regional and national sport organisations in the New Zealand context and global trends.5. An ability to critically evaluate marketing, fundraising, sponsorship, event management, governance, human resources, financial, and other leadership and management issues in sport organisations.6. An understanding of strategic planning and implications in the leadership of sport organisations.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
1) 15 points in any courses, OR 2) enrolment in GradCertSpC, OR 3) approval from Programme Coordinator
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Piet Van Hasselt
Recommended ReadingHoye, R., Smith, A., Nicholson, M., & Stewart, B. (2015). Sport management: Principles and applications (Fourth ed.). Abingdon, Oxon; New York;: Routledge.Leberman, S. I., Collins, C., & Trenberth, L. D. (2006). Sport business management in Aotearoa/New Zealand (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Vic: Thomson Dunmore Press.Robinson, L. (2012). Routledge handbook of sport management. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon;New York;: Routledge.JournalsSport Management ReviewJournal of Sport Management
Domestic fee $746.00
International fee $3,038.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Health Sciences.