Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences
Course Leaders:
  • Alexander Krumer
  • Christos Anagnostopoulos
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

IDR806 Contemporary Issues in Sport Management (Autumn 2021)

About the course

The course intend to take students to a deeper level of understanding of contemporary sport issues, some of which are highly exposed. This does not mean that the course follows the agenda of the media on a day-to-day basis, rather that experts introduce students to diverse scientific perspectives on managing contemporary sport issues, for ecample:

  • The governance of European and Scandinavian sport
  • The role of sports organizations and regulators
  • Models of player and talent development
  • Player contract negotiations and player logistics
  • The ethics of managing modern sport
  • Treatment of compensation, punishment, harassment, doping issues etc.
  • Psychological organizational effects of winning and losing
  • Corporate social responsibility and community relations of professional sport clubs

The course consist of three seminars (2,5 ECTS each). Outline of the seminars will be available in due course before the semester starts.


The course is connected to the following study programs

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course


Completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Explain specific themes and problem areas within contemporary issues in sport management.
  • Explain how knowledge about contemporary issues can be applied in sport institutions.


Completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Apply insights from contemporary issues in sport management to critically consider alternative ways to manage sport institutions.

General competencies:

Completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate and discuss how insights from contemporary issues in sport management can be used to develop modern sport institutions.

Forms of teaching and learning

The course consist of three (3) seminars each worth 2,5 ECTS given by internal and/or external experts. The seminars lasts for one week and include lectures and group work (15 student contact hours) as well as individual work.

Coursework requirements - conditions for taking the exam

  • Mandatory coursework: Attendance for teaching
  • Courseworks given:
  • Courseworks required:
  • Presence: Required
  • Comment: Attendance to all seminars is compulsory
  • Mandatory coursework: Assignment(s)
  • Courseworks given: 3
  • Courseworks required: 3
  • Presence: Required
  • Comment: In each seminar there will be group and/or individual course work (not graded). Participation/contribution to the in-class course work is mandatory as it constitute a prerequisite for taking the exam.


  • Form of assessment: Home assessment
  • Proportion: 100%
  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material



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