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Economics Of Team Sport (Exchange Students) ECON4089

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 15
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The main aims of this course are to expose students to modern economic debates in the field of sports economics; enable students to develop skills in applying economic analysis to the sports industry and to sports policy; and enable students to contribute to debates about the economics of sport from an applied economics perspective.

Timetable

This course will not be offered in every session. Please refer to the Business School website for details of Honours courses available in the current session.

Lectures: 10 x 2-hour lectures

Requirements of Entry

Students who are permitted to take Honours level courses in Economics and also meet the following criteria:

■ Studying in Glasgow during semester 1 only as part of an exchange programme

■ Junior Honours students who are studying abroad in semester 2

■ Senior Honours students enrolled on an assessment-only basis, following completion of course in previous session

Excluded Courses

ECON4025 Economics of Team Sport

Assessment

ILO (covered)

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The main aims of this course are:

■ To expose students to modern economic debates in the field of sports economics

■ To enable students to develop skills in applying economic analysis to the sports industry and to sports policy

■ To enable students to contribute to debates about the economics of sport from an applied economics perspective

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

■ describe and explain the underlying institutional and legal regime in which professional sports teams operate in the UK;

■ compare and contrast the underlying institutional and legal regime in the UK and other economies and the varying impact this has on the economics of sport;

■ describe the ways in which professional sport contributes to the economy at a local and national level and critically analyse the various methodologies used to measure any contribution;

■ describe, explain and manipulate neoclassical microeconomic models used in the analysis of both the labour and product markets for sport;

■ critically analyse the literature on the economics of sport.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

None