International Sports Management (E)
level of course unit
first cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
Students develop a basic understanding of international sports structures, particularly the Olympic system, and of sports-related globalization, as well as acquiring a comparative perspective on the national sports structures of other countries.
They can understand and explain fundamental concepts, theories and the corresponding empirical findings of global governance in sport, sports-related globalization and the comparative sports system analysis. They can reflect on these in relation to possible future occupations in the field of sports.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The concepts, theories and findings of globalization research, global governance research and comparative system research which are relevant in the field of sports are examined and reflected on in relation to possible future occupations. As the course is oriented towards international structures and processes, students can experience the interaction between national and international levels of sport.
recommended or required reading
Chappelet, J.-L. & Kübler-Mabbott, B. (2008). The International Olympic Committee and the Olympic System: The Governance of World Sport. London, New York: Routledge.
Desbordes, M. & Richelieu, A. (2014). Global Sport Marketing: Contemporary Issues and Practice. London: New York: Routledge.
Giulianotti, R. & Robertson, R. (2007). Globalization and Sport. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Holt, R. & Ruta, D. (2014). Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy: Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events. London, New York: Routledge.
Li, M., MacIntosh, E.W. & Bravo, G. (Eds.) (2012). International Sport Management. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Klaußner
year of study
third year of studies
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