Sports, Culture & Event Management PT
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Sports Management III

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students develop a basic understanding of modern sports development.
They can understand and explain fundamental concepts and theories of sports development, management and governance in sport and sports development planning, as well as the corresponding empirical findings, and can reflect on these in relation to possible future occupations in the area of sports.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The concepts, theories and findings of research into sports development, management and governance are dealt with and reflected on in relation to possible future occupations. The central stakeholders in state sports policy and the basic state support structures for sports are covered in more detail. The focus is on the process of social change, allowing students to gain experience in the complex dynamics of modern societies.

recommended or required reading

Balz, E. & Kuhlmann, D. (2009). Sportentwicklung, Grundlagen und Facetten. Aachen: Meyer & Meyer.
Houlihan, B. (Ed.). (2012). The Routledge Handbook of Sports Development. London, New York: Routledge.
Houlihan, B. & Green, M. (2008). Comparative Elite Sport Development: Systems, Structures and Public Policy. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Hylton, K. (2013). Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice. London: Routledge.
Robson, S. (Ed.). (2013). Strategic Sport Development. London, New York: Routledge.
Rütten, A., Nagel, S. & Kähler, R. (Hrsg.). (2014). Handbuch Sportentwicklungsplanung, Schorndorf: Hofmann.

assessment methods and criteria

written examination

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)

Mag. Florian Bauer; Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kaiser

year of study

second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable