SP0484 - Understanding Sport Organisations

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What will I learn on this module?

Sport organisations can be considered as all those organisations operating in the sport industry, taking in a wide variety of organisations with different goals and means of operating. The module aims to provide you with an understanding of the key organisational theories and principles relevant to the sport management industry. The module will introduce the core concepts, functions and environments of sport management, and develop your understanding of this discipline through the application of organisational theory to practice via contemporary sport themes and case studies examples.

How will I learn on this module?

You will develop your ability to apply theory to practice through a combination of lectures, seminar activities and visits to sports organisations. Taught content will be led by academic staff and is complemented by inclusion of external, industry professionals and case organisations from a range of industry sectors. A mix between face-to-face teaching and self-led external case-based work will also allow students to acquire knowledge of a variety of organisations whilst concurrently analysing management principles and practice. You will be encouraged to engage with key content of the module via the University ELP.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

The teaching team will be available for individualised, pre-booked meetings at specified times for students. During these meetings you will have the opportunity to gain support for (but not limited to) module content, feedback relating to formative and summative assessments as well as general enquiries and issues specific to the module. Additionally you will have access to a Discussion Board (found on the eLP for this module) where enquiries and issues relating to the module can be raised with module staff and student peers providing the necessary support across a general forum.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of organisational structure, culture, change and environments;
2. Understand key theories and models relating to the management of successful sport organisations;

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Recognise and discuss the role of different management tools within organisations: technology, leadership, planning;
4. Research and report on the management of sport organisations individually and within a group project, that would specifically help students develop a host of skills that are increasingly important in the professional world.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. You will explore leadership and change within sport organisations and have opportunity to reflect upon your own experience and style of leadership, and your own understanding of and attitude towards both personal and organisational development

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment: class based skills work with peer and tutor feedback.

The module will be assessed by a group presentation and an individual assignment.

Summative assignment 1: Group presentation (8-10 mins) of organisational features of an allocated sport organisation (40%)
MLO 1, 4

Summative assessment 2: Individual assignment requiring further exploration of and reflection on the management and organisational behaviour of a sport organisation. 1,500 words (60%)
MLO 2, 3, 4 and 5

Students will receive individual written feedback for the presentation stage of the module assessment.
Assessment 2 will be submitted and student feedback administered via Turnitin.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

Sport organisations can be considered as all those organisations operating in the sport industry, taking in a wide variety of organisations with different goals and means of operating.

Course info

UCAS Code CN62

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or September 2020

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