SPCO224-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Sport Management

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

University Graduate Attributes

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

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 A9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Piet Van Hasselt


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Weekly workshop reports 10%
Essay 22 Aug 2018 45%
Assignment 17 Oct 2018 45%


Recommended Reading

Hoye, 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.


Sport Management Review
Journal of Sport Management

Indicative Fees

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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All SPCO224 Occurrences

  • SPCO224-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018
  • SPCO224-18S2 (D) Semester Two 2018 (Distance)