The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course examines operational practices and issues associated with the development and delivery of sports services. The course considers challenges faced by sports managers in a range of organisational contexts and the core principles, processes and practices needed to address those challenges. The course investigates current management issues for sporting organisations employing concepts and theories from management studies and organisational psychology.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): BUSN2050. Students who have successfully completed BUSN2050 are not eligible to enrol in LEIS2000.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Explain key issues in the development of sports management operations in non-profit and professional sporting organisations

2. Evaluate operational planning processes and practices in sporting organisations

3. Explain the relationship between Human Resource Management practices and organisational cultures in sports service contexts

4. Produce a performance evaluation framework for sports services


The topics in this course include the following:

  1. Non-profit sports organisations and association
  2. Sports and commercial enterprises
  3. Operations planning
  4. Human Resource issues in sports
  5. Sports and organisational culture
  6. Operational performance evaluation


This course replaces BUSN2050. If you have successfully completed BUSN2050, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

20 units of 1000 Level courses.

Assessment items

Professional Task: Briefing Paper

Proposal / Plan: Group Proposal/Plan

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students will be expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.