Module Overview

Sports Governance

The module aims to investigate the key components for securing the highest standards of effective corporate governance in sporting organisations, encompassing topics such as: the values that underpin corporate governance; corporate governance and decision-making and decision support functions; business ethics; corporate sustainability; corporate citizenship; cause-based investing; ethical trade; responsible entrepreneurship; social and environmental audit; and stakeholder engagement and needs assessment.

Module Code

SGOV H2000

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


Introduction to the course and subject area - Corporate Governance cases – an overview - Governance and Management and Theories and Philosophies of Corporate Governance - The Governance Partnership - The Regulatory Framework - Models of Corporate Governance and Functions of the Board - The Governance of Corporate Risk - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability - The Governance of Listed Companies, Private Companies and Other Corporate Entities - Board Membership – Directors’ Appointment, Roles and Remuneration - Board Leadership – the Reality of the Boardroom and Board Activities (Corporate Governance in Practice) - Board Effectiveness – Building Better Boards and Board Evaluation (Reviewing Directors and Boards)

Sports Governance

Community organisations; national governing bodies; international organisations such as the IOC and FIFA; Key components of governance; legal and regulatory frameworks; stakeholding, performance; compliance; reform of the non-profit sector in line with corporate governance; Recent corruption scandals in sport; central importance of good governance in sport.

Case Studies

Current Issues within Modern Sport Governance ; USA; Australia, UK; Ireland; China; Global Sport Organisations ; Future: Trends and Challenges in Sport Governance

Methods used to achieve the module learning outcomes will include lectures, tutorials, interpretation of data, case studies, problem-solving exercises, video presentations, self-directed learning and computer-based learning

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100