Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject aims to develop leaders in sport through introducing students to strategic issues in the analysis of risks, the design of risk mitigation strategies, to be able to recognise the legal rights of sport stakeholders, and to critically analyse the role of the law in relation to sport.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeoff Dickson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites This subject is available only to students enrolled in LMMSM or LCSM Students outside of these courses can apply directly to the subject coordinator for manual enrolment on request


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesAvailable only to Master of Management (Sport Management) students - or nested courses (Grad Cert/Grad Dip)

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. To be able to analyse risks and design effective mitigation strategies in sport management
02. To be able to differentiate between strategic options within commercial contract negotiation
03. To be able to identify the legal rights of the athlete, participants and stakeholders, in particular in relation to discipline, discrimination, eligibility and selection, and drug use
04. To critically analyse the role of the law in maintaining the integrity of sport

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Week 25-29, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeoff Dickson

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 25 - 26
Four 8.00 h seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Week 27"


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Case studies 1-3 (Three, 500 word, individual case study exercises, 15% each) Case study 1 will assess the Graduate capability of Creative problem solving. Case study 2 will assess the Graduate capability of Quantitative/Digital literacy. Case study 3 will assess the Graduate capability of Ethical behaviour.N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Large case study (2500 words individual case study x 40%) This case study will assess the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Critical thinking, Inquiry/Research, and Discipline specific knowledge.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Case study 4 (One case study & group presentation, 500 words equivalent per person) Case study 4 will assess the Graduate capabilities of Speaking and Teamwork.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4