SP0487 - Resource Management in Sport

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What will I learn on this module?

On this module you will learn about the management of a sport organisation’s human and financial resources. The module content will explain the purpose of human resource planning and develop your understanding of key aspects of the human resource management (HRM) process. You will also gain an appreciation of current issues in HRM within the sports industry. The module will also provide you with an introduction to economics, recognising its relevance to sports organisations. Finally, the module will enable you to develop basic knowledge, skills and competencies in the areas of financial and management accounting.

How will I learn on this module?

You will experience a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, which will be supplemented with independent study through the provision of reading lists and topics to read in preparation for seminar sessions, tasks through the provision of reading and case studies which will be undertaken and then reviewed in the following session. Together, the learning strategies of taught sessions and independent study aim to develop your conceptual knowledge of human resource management, economics and management accounting, and develop your understanding of and ability to manage resources within a sport organisation. Some material introduced in taught sessions will help you with the assessment for this module; other material will introduce concepts, which will be developed in later modules. All classroom sessions are
supported be the Electronic Learning Platform (eLP) where you can review key ideas from lectures and seminars. Together, the combination of independent study tasks and taught sessions will help you develop conceptual knowledge of international resource management and its application. This application is further developed with a visit to a sports organisation to link theory with practice.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Module tutors will use online resources and the eLP to provide support materials. A module reading list, and weekly readings will also be provided to help guide your own independent study. Constructive feedback will be provided by peers and tutors in seminar sessions to develop conceptual knowledge. Small groups within seminar sessions, will allow students to discuss their assignment ideas and questions with staff and obtain feedback. An ‘Assessment Guidance Session’ will be provided, within seminars, at appropriate points, for each of the summative assessments.

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. You will be able to define and outline the process of human resource management.
2. You will be able to identify the factors involved in human resource planning.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. You will be able to explain selected economic theories and concepts.
4. You will be able to outline and discuss principles and techniques of management accounting.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. You will be able to apply the concepts and techniques of resource management to contemporary sport organisations.

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment: Formative assessment will include submission of proposed content, structure and key references for the assignment, with feedback from module tutors. The economics and management accounting component of the module will include weekly tasks to check understanding, 'revision quizzes', and the opportunity to do mock exams.
Summative assessment 1: The individual assignment will focus on human resource management practices within sports organisations, and will assess learning outcomes 1, 2, and 5
Summative assessment 2: The exam will focus on the principles and practices of economics and management accounting in sports organisations; will consist of a combination of multiple-choice questions, and short-answer questions; and will assess learning outcomes 3, 4 and 5.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

People and finance are arguably the two key resources for any organisation, and hence managing people and managing finance is key to successful sport organisations. ‘Resource Management in Sport’ will introduce you to these two key facets of management. This module will enable you to develop an understanding of human resource planning and increase your awareness of human resource management
activities such as recruitment, selection, training and appraisals. You will gain an appreciation of current issues in human resource management within the sports industry. You will also become more familiar with economic theory, recognising its relevance to sports organisations; and you will develop basic knowledge, skills and competencies in the areas of financial and management accounting.

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 2020

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