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PHSE430 Critical Aspects of Sport Management

An analysis of sport management, using the application of critical theory to develop practice. There will be an opportunity to examine, discuss, and critique contemporary sport management issues.

PHSE 430 is an ideal paper for students who would like to work in the sport management area. Building on knowledge from PHSE 340, this advanced-level paper is underpinned by Critical Management Studies. It encourages sport management students to develop advanced, reflective thinking.

Paper title Critical Aspects of Sport Management
Paper code PHSE430
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1400
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,120.42
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,368.00

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PHSE 339 or PHSE 340
PHSE 530
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Sally Shaw
Paper Structure
The paper covers an introduction to Critical Management Studies. Topics are then introduced and analysed from this perspective. Students have the opportunity to choose the topics they wish to analyse.
Teaching Arrangements
Small-group, seminar-based work.
There is no compulsory text book. A reading list will be provided, which details the book chapter or research articles that complement each lecture. These readings will be available online.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On completing the paper students should demonstrate:
  • An in-depth understanding of theory and current research evidence relating to topical issues in sport management
  • An appreciation of the possibilities for change within sport management in NZ

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41