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PHSE540 Sport Management and Strategy

An examination of selected principles of management and public administration considered important to New Zealand sport organisations.

PHSE 540 aims to develop students' understanding of issues and concepts relating to the strategic delivery and management of sport recreation in Aotearoa/New Zealand and in its international context.

Paper title Sport Management and Strategy
Paper code PHSE540
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,590.98
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,357.07

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Pre or Corequisite
PHSE 339
PHSE 340
Limited to
BPhEd(Hons), PGDipOE, PGDipPE, MDanceSt, MPhEd
PHSE 540 is suitable for Honours and postgraduate students in the area of sport management.
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Sally Shaw
Paper Structure
The paper covers an introduction to sport management and strategy in Aotearoa/NZ. Topics such as strategic planning, crisis management, partnerships and funding may be addressed.
Teaching Arrangements
Lecture-based format.
Group work is a key feature of this paper.
Students enrolled in PHSE 540 will be assessed at a level suitable for postgraduate 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, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork, Communication.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will have the opportunity to:
  • Develop research skills in sport management
  • Learn about development of management practices and strategies in sport organisations in NZ and overseas
  • Use current research to analyse and make informed comment on strategy and management practices through the synthesis of theory and practice
  • Consider how current social issues such as the global credit crunch and environmental concerns are important to sport managers
  • Develop basic research skills, particularly in literature searches and interviewing techniques
  • Develop relationship building skills by working in groups

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22