SMGT40440 Sport Event M & Sustainability

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module focuses on contemporary issues surrounding sport event management and the steps involved in the event project management process. Students will acquire project management skills and an awareness of the wider socio-cultural and economic context within which sport events exist. The module also focusses on sustainable development through sport events. Students will acquire sustainability reporting skills and a grounding in the challenges of delivering sport events in a sustainable manner.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module, students should be able to:

1. Understand types of sport events and contemporary issues in sport event management
2. Assess sport event footprints (social, economic, environmental)
3. Analyse the types and influences of sport event stakeholders
4. Develop a sport event project portfolio using the PMI ® project management methodology
5. Critically reflect upon sustainability reports to evaluate strengths and weaknesses
6. Create a sport event sustainability plan and report
7. Utilize project management tools such as (work breakdown structure, network diagram, risk register, critical path analysis, RACI matrix)

Indicative Module Content:

Types of sport events (elite/recreational, e-sports and online events, public/voluntary/private sector events)
Contemporary issues in sport event management (professionalisation, commercialisation, digitalisation, social change, governance and accountability)
Sport events’ impacts and notions of effectiveness (Olympic Games Global Impacts framework)
Event project management (Introduction to the PMI ® project management methodology)
Sustainable development and sport events (UN SDGs, ISO Standards, case study of mega sport event sustainability policies and reports)
Sport event sustainability reporting (Global Reporting Initiative) and assurance mechanisms

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, group works, class-based discussion, case study works, expert audio-visual talks (recorded) 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: Individual Assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No


Group Project: Group Presentation & Report Unspecified n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will be provided with group feedback from the module leader post assessment of their group presentation. Students will also be provided with feedback on their individual assignment post assessment.

Name Role
Dr Tom Fabian Lecturer / Co-Lecturer