Sports, Culture & Event Management PT
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Sports, Culture & Business Venues

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to analyze and evaluate the needs for the construction of new infrastructures or for the renovation of existing infrastructures. They are familiar with the stakeholders involved in the design of infrastructure (public authorities, clients, investors, future operators) and have the ability to negotiate with all. They have the necessary know-how for the efficient marketing and economic management of the properties. The students are familiar with the special requirements for the development, marketing and operation of infrastructure in the fields of sports (indoor halls, outdoor sports facilities), culture (theatres, museums, outdoor stages) and business (conference centers, congress centers). Furthermore, they understand the difference in the use of permanent and temporary infrastructure and the life cycle of the infrastructure.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Sports Venues
I. General introduction to sports property management
Public vs. private owners
II. Planning, financing and construction of event properties
Special features of the indoor sports infrastructure
Special features of the outdoor sports infrastructure
Monofunctional vs. multifunctional sports facilities
III. Strategic and operational management of event properties
Public vs. private operators
Conflicts of use regarding professional vs. popular sport
Acquisition of users - marketing strategies
Cultural venues
I. General introduction to cultural property management
Public vs. private owners
II. Planning, financing and construction of event properties
Indoor cultural infrastructure features (museums, theatres, opera houses)
Special features of the outdoor sports infrastructure (festivals, concerts, festivals)
Monofunctional vs. multifunctional cultural sites
Temporary vs. permanent cultural infrastructure
III. Strategic and operational management of event properties
Public vs. private operators
Acquisition of users - marketing strategies
Business venues
I. General Introduction to event real estate management
Public vs. private owners
II. Planning, financing and construction of event properties
Special features of the conference and congress infrastructure
Special features of the infrastructure in the leisure industry (garden shows, waterfront development)
III. Strategic and operational management of event properties
Public vs. private operators
Usage conflicts
Acquisition of users - marketing strategies

recommended or required reading

Von Lanzenauer, C., Klemm, K. (Hrsg..) Demographischer Wandel und Tourismus. Zukünftige Grundlagen und Chancen für touristische Märkte, Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag
Moesch, C. (2008) Infrastrukturbedarf von Sport-Mega-Events, Bern: Berner Studien zu Freizeit und Tourismus
Wagner, B. (2004) Kulturentwicklungsplanung – Kulturelle Planung. In: Klein, A. (Hrsg.) Kompendium Kulturmanagement, München, Vahlen
Hudson, W. R., Haas, R. & Uddin, W. (1997) Infrastructure Management: Integrating Design, Construction, Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Renovation
Rogers, T., Davidson, R. (2006) Marketing Destinations and Venues for Conferences, Conventions and Business Events (Events Management)

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

5

course-hours-per-week (chw)

2

planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work, presentations

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

5

name of lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. Louise Bielzer

year of study

third year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code

bb.VEN.1

type of course unit

seminar-degree

mode of delivery

Compulsory

work placement(s)

not applicable