SPCO224-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)

Sport Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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, 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.


Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject, or
any 15 points at 100 level from SPCO.

Course Coordinator

Piet Van Hasselt


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly workshop reports 10% In-class Workshops
Essay 25 Mar 2024 45%
Project 29 May 2024 45%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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

  • SPCO224-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • SPCO224-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)