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Sports Organization Analysis and Development Planning

Sports Organization Analysis and Development Planning

Code: MGT1SD002

Extent: 7 ECTS

Timing: Semester 1-2

Language: English  

Type: Compulsory

Starting level and linkage with other courses: No prerequisites.


Learning outcomes for the student

The student has understanding of a sports organization’s functions and operations. The student has skills to produce situation analysis of an organization using different methods and including stakeholders interest. The student is able to produce and implement specific development plan for an organization.

Course contents

IIHF Minimum Participation Standards Project

IIHF MNA Assistance Program

IIHF Development Camp

Sports club analysis

Sports club development plan         

Cooperation with the business community

The students will cooperate with local clubs, schools, FIHA and IIHCE.

International dimension

The international partners of this course are the International Ice Hockey Federation and other sport specific federations and clubs.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning is a process whereby, through assessment, credit is given to learning which has already been acquired in different ways, e.g.  with earlier studies or working experience. RPL gives a student an opportunity to demonstrate his/her knowledge and skills.  A student displays with the competence demonstration that s/he manages the course objectives and contents mentioned in the course description. It is possible to participate in the competence demonstration only once before taking the course. A competence demonstration is assessed on the scale from 1 to 5.

Teacher(s) responsible

Tomi Paalanen

Course materials

Slack, T. & Parent, M. 2006. Understanding sport organizations: The application of organization theory 2nd edition. Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics.

Assessment criteria

Will be discussed and decided for each project at the beginning.