1st Edition

Global Sport Management Education Policy, Curriculum and Implementation

    168 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Drawing on original and innovative research from around the world, this book explores issues and opportunities relating to internationalising sport management curriculum. It explains how to design and implement an international curriculum, and therefore how to better equip graduates for work in an increasingly global sport business environment.

    This book provides an in-depth understanding of the role educational developers can play in the internationalisation of higher education and in the provision of an internationalised learning experience for all students studying sport management around the globe. It introduces the core principles of the internationalisation of sport management education and how to apply those in teaching and learning on university courses, including the provision of study abroad programmes that improve interpersonal and communication skills, adaptability and self-confidence. Adopting a values-driven approach that puts global citizenship, cultural capital and international diversity at the heart of good programme design, this book touches on key issues in contemporary higher education, including employability, student support, inclusivity and equity, building influential learning communities and co-creation in teaching and learning.

    This is an invaluable resource for instructors, lecturers, course leaders, university administrators and policy makers with an interest in sport-related studies or the development of higher education.

    1. Introduction

    2. Internationalising Curriculum: Policy and Implementation

    Appendix 1 – BSc (Hons) Global Sport Management: A Case Study of a Dual Award Degree

    3. Teaching, Assessment, Learning and Student Support for an Inclusive Sport Management Curriculum

    Appendix 2 – How to Get Started with Co-creation in Sport Management

    4. The Role of Study Abroad Programmes in Devising an Internationalised Sport Management Curriculum

    Appendix 3 – What Could a Virtual Exchange Look Like and How to Get Students Engaged?

    5. Addressing Inequality in Study Abroad Opportunities

    Appendix 4 – The Turing Scheme: A Case Study of a Short-Term Mobility

    6. An Authentic, Experiential and Internationalised Curriculum and Its Impact Upon Graduate Employability

    Appendix 5 – An Experiential and Internationalised Curriculum: A Student Case Study

    7. Conclusion


    Mike Rayner is Associate Professor in Global Sport Management at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

    Tom Webb is Senior Lecturer in Sport Management at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

    Ruth Sibson is Associate Professor in the Sport Business and Event Management Program within the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, Australia.

    Jacob K. Tingle is Associate Professor in the Neidorff School of Business at Trinity University, USA.