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Sport Governance


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This short course, Sport Governance, examines the internal governance structures of sport organisations and, in particular, the board of the organisation. The board is, in principle, the key internal governance mechanism of an organisation, and this module will introduce a range of key issues faced by boards of sport organisations and identify challenges that they face. Critically, it will consider whether the governance structures are appropriate to enable sport organisations to carry out their core management and regulatory functions.

The course employs various theoretical perspectives relating to corporate governance theory and considers the relevance of these to the governance of sport organisations.

Assessment is via a 3000-word coursework assignment (40%) and a two-hour examination (60%).

15 credits at level 7

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

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    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.