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Introduction to Sports and Recreation Management BMA112



The wide range of sports and recreation businesses constitutes a multi-billion dollar industry globally. In Australia sport and recreation is a 10 billion dollar business, and according to ABS data, over 275,000 people are employed in sport and/or recreation organisations.

The unit will examine and explain the business of sport and recreation by analysing the economics, legal, governance and success models in various sports and recreation organisations. The primary focus will be in an Australian context but comparative models from other countries will be contemplated as well.

We will seek to find the answers to questions such as: what lessons can these entities learn from each other? What business strategies are used to retain the profitability of community sport and recreation organisations, leagues, teams and franchises? What lessons can be drawn from those sports and recreation models? What revised models should entrepreneurs apply in order to achieve success?

Substantive instruction will be drawn from the likes of the Education models (e.g., Athlete Development), the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Netball, NBL, AFL, English Premier League, various player unions, China, India, South Africa, Brazil and much more. This instruction will come in the form of interviews with globally accepted experts in their field, and with instructional lectures.

Ultimately, the goal of this unit is to equip the student with a framework and tools with which to understand and to evaluate the business side of a wide range of sports and recreation ventures.


Unit name Introduction to Sports and Recreation Management
Unit code BMA112
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
Discipline Management

Dr Mike Craw

Teaching staff

Dr Mike Craw

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $1,812.00 092199

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

BMA113 & BMA114


Teaching Pattern

Online participation for distance students.


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