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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, successful students will be able to:1. Assess the importance of the effectiveness and appropriateness of management structures and theories in sport organisations.2. Compare and contrast the range of leadership principles of leading people in sport organisations (staff, volunteers and other stakeholders).3. Recognise positive leadership and its impacts on leadership in sports organisations.4. Critically demonstrate an application of best practices for management and leadership from club to regional and national sport organisations in the New Zealand context and global trends.5. Critically evaluate marketing, fundraising, sponsorship, event management, governance, human resources, financial, and other leadership and management issues in sport organisations.6. Analyse strategic planning and implications in the leadership of sport organisations.
1) 15 points in any courses, OR 2) enrolment in GradCertSpC, OR 3) approval from Programme Coordinator
Topics/Weekly Plan (or over two weeks) – subject to change1. Introduction2. Team Culture & Sport Management in NZ3. Sport NZ / Governance & Management4. Financial Management, Managing People5. Volunteer Management, Human Resource Management6. Funding Sources, Sponsorships7. Strategic Planning8. Sport Marketing9. Event Management10. Facility Management11. High Performance Sport12. Leadership
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 $761.00
International fee $3,188.00
* 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.
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School of Health Sciences.