Sport Facility and Event Management

Unit code: SSI7002 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
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The unit provides students with both in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of the administrative functions that support the professional management of sport facilities and sport events. The unit will focus on elements of planning, design, management, and delivery. Special emphasis will be given to risk management, security and safety, service quality, and performance evaluation. The unit will be structured around case analysis and problem-solving utilising class discussions.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically review conceptual and theoretical frameworks of strategic planning, operational management, service delivery, performance evaluation with specialist knowledge and expertise within sport facility and event management;
  2. Conceptualise and contextualise theory, technical knowledge and skills in diverse contexts that underpin the effective management of sport facilities and events;
  3. Conduct research and analyse information with clarity and judgement in order to both anticipate and creatively solve problems related to the management of sport facilities and events; and
  4. Adapt knowledge and skills to make decisions that provide inclusive, sustainable, and culturally relevant sport facility and event services.

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Other
Grade: 45%
Weekly discussion board contributions (9 x 5%) (first due in session 3)
Assessment type: Poster
Grade: 20%
Strategy for Sport Facility Management & Operations
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 35%
Event research report

Required reading

Sport facility operations management: A global perspective (2nd Edition)
Schwarz, E. C., Hall, S. A., and Shibli, S. (2019)| Oxford UK/Routledge
Managing sport facilities and major events
Schwarz, E. C., Westerbeek, H., Liu, D., Emery, P., & Turner, P. (2017).| Oxford UK/Routledge

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