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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Sport Business and Leadership

Academic Year: 2016/17

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Loughborough University in London
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title Sport Business and Leadership
Programme code LLPT50/LLPT51
Length of programme 1 year up to 4 years
UCAS code N/a
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/london/sport-leadership/

Date at which the programme specification was published Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:58:03 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • Analyse and evaluate leadership and business challenges and responses facing sport business professionals
  • Develop students as leaders in sport through practical application and team work, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to sport leadership and business challenges in real time
  • Develop a critical understanding of the social, environmental and economic issues that are essential to leadership and management in the sport industry
  • Develop students' critical thinking to assess the development, evaluation and implementation of innovation as a process and its application to sport leadership and business
  • Develop leaders in sport who have the leadership and business skills that have specific application to the challenges confronting sport organisations at the global, national and local level 

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • UK Quality Code for Higher Education, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012, especially Part A: Setting and maintaining academic standards:
    • The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ), the QAA, August 2008
    • Master’s Degree Characteristics, the QAA, March 2010
    • The Higher Education Credit Framework for England, the QAA, August 2008
  • The Quality Code, Part B: Assuring and enhancing academic quality
    • Chapter B1: Programme Design, Development and Approval
    • Chapter B3: Learning and Teaching
    • Chapter B4: Enabling student development and achievement
    • Chapter B6: Assessment of students
  • Subject benchmark for the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism group

(http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/HLST08.pdf)

  • Master’s Degree Subject Benchmark for Business and Management, the QAA, 2007
  • Accreditation by the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • K1 Leadership and strategic capabilities in a local and global sport context.
  • K2 Cognitive and behavioural leadership habits which lead to appropriate actions where innovation and influence are required.
  • K3 Their own capacity for leadership and business as well as leadership in others through and examination of and reflection on the actions of leaders and followers.
  • K4 The role of leadership in establishing ethical business practices and organisational integrity in the sport environment.
  • K5 Critically evaluate the ways in which study of a complementary subject deepens knowledge and understanding of the influence of Leadership in sport. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • C1 Develop a thorough grounding in the main leadership theories, concepts, and issues.
  • C2 Understand the relevance of leadership theory and business practice to the sport environment and the student’s biography of experience.
  • C3 Understand the nature of leadership construction in a social context.
  • C4 Learn how to leverage sports and lead sport organisations for greater social, environmental and economic good. 
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • P1 Engage with leadership and management theories and to apply them to their own circumstances.
  • P2 Explore the nexus between leadership and business knowledge, personal ambitions, work/life integration, and experiences.
  • P3 Analyse contemporary issues that allow students to apply leadership theories and explore leadership in ‘real’ situations within the context of sport.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • T1 Develop skills in the assessment of leadership, business practice, and the identification of leadership development.
  • T2 Develop conceptual understanding of the influence of leadership and business practice on individual and group behaviour in organisations.
  • T3 Challenge the ethical and moral standards and priorities that leaders apply to business and professional behaviour.
  • T4 Identify leadership and management styles and strengths and map steps to improve leadership capacity.
  • T5 Develop research skills that will allow students to complete a research project.

4. Programme structure

List compulsory and optional modules in each Part semester (Code, title, modular weight).

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

C/O

LLP008

Collaborative Project

 

15

 

1

C

N/A*

Second subject module

 

15

1

C

LLP301

Leadership Models and Practices: Application to a Sport Context

 

15

1

C

LLP304

Sustainability and Leadership for Sport Organisations

15

1

C

LLP302

Leadership Retreat

 

15

2

C

LLP303

Analysing the Construction of Leadership for a Sport Context

15

2

C


LLP305

Critically Reflective Leadership and Sport Management Practice (Capstone Course)

15

2

C

LLP310**

Sports Management Theory and Practice

15

2

O

LLP313**

Digital Technologies and Sport: Evolution and Application

15

2

O

LLP204**

Strategy and Planning

 

15

2

O

LLP205**

Intellectual Property

 

15

2

O

LLP501

Dissertation

60

 

2

C

*Students will pick a second subject from the list of nominated second subject modules (below) in the first semester:

Second Subject Modules:

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

C/O

LLP002

Design Thinking (Managing Design & Innovation Process)

15

 

1

O

LLP207

Principals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

15

 

1

O

LLP112

Intro to Mobile Internet and Media Clouds

15

 

1

O

LLP415

Key Topics in Media and Creative Industries

15

 

1

O

LLP312

New Media and Analytics for Sport Business

15

 

1

O

LLP208

Business Model Development

15

1

O

 

LLP231

Introduction to Diplomacy

15

1

O

 

**Students must choose and complete any 1 of the optional modules in semester two to complete the MSc Sport Leadership

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of regulation XXI.

All modules available in the Special Assessment Period (SAP) unless specified in the Module Specification.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Not Applicable

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