This course provides an overview of sport management and leadership concepts and an introduction to the different contexts of sport including the youth, community and scholastic sport and recreation, professional, and international sport. Topics covered include the history of sport management, the relevance and practice of managerial and leadership concepts within sport, diversity and ethical issues in sport, and sustainability practices in sport.
This course provides an introduction to the multi-faceted sports and event tourism industry from a business perspective. It focusses on a range of major sporting events such as the Olympics, national and international championships, and their influence on the sport tourism market in Canada. Students will understand components of sport management, event logistics, sponsorship, hospitality and licensing agreements.
All successful communication and media strategies in sport and events must take into account the complexities of this diverse and dynamic market of sport-related goods and services. This course examines sport and event communications through the investigation of internal and external factors that shape consumer demand in related industry sectors with an emphasis on digital media applications. Specifically, it will analyze the social, cultural and economic factors influencing the marketing of products, services and ideas.
To understand the role of a sports manager, students will apply financial decision making concepts to evaluate the continually evolving sports industry. Students will explore how globalization trends, technological advancements, and demographic changes are impacting the sports industry and their effect on supply, demand, pricing, commercialization, labour policy, and revenue in the sports industry.
This course introduces key tactical applications and practical concepts for future professionals in sport management and covers the major topics of sales, sponsorship and stakeholder engagement in the sport and event industry. The topic of sales includes learning sales techniques and processes related to tickets, suites, sponsorship, merchandise, and other products in the industry. The course delves deeper into sponsorship to build an understanding of this promotional tool. This course addresses engagement is one of the key success factors in the sport business today.
Students will apply advanced sport and event business concepts in an interactive setting, using principles and concepts of sport and event management to develop strategic planning and organizational skills. The course applies these concepts towards effective decision-making for stakeholders in relation to financial resource management, contracting, networks, digital elements, revenue generation, operations and emerging issues in the sport and event industry.