Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.2134 Sports Economics
(Sports Economics)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Bernd Frick
Ansprechpartner (contact): Mojgan Ghayour Najafabadi (mojgan.ghayour.najafabadi[at]
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): SoSe
Studiensemester (study semester): 3-6
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.21341 / Sports Economics Seminar P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):
Zur Zeit sind keine Voraussetzungen bekannt. (No conditions are known.)
Inhalte (short description):
This module is organized into six sessions. The readings for each session are announced on Panda. These readings come from the textbook, "A Short Course in Sports Economics", available from Amazon.

The general theme of the module is the organization of sports markets, and the behavior of individuals and teams who participate in these markets.

The module will emphasize both the theoretical context for understanding the organization and operation of sports markets, and the empirical analysis of the economic behavior in these markets.

Instructor: Prof. Brad Humphreys, West Virginia University, Department of Economics, Morgantown, USA

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):
  • acquire knowledge of the characteristics of capital markets in general and the sports market in particular.
  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):
  • use economic analysis of the efficiency of sports markets.
  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):
  • are capable toto transfer the theories and concepts of a specific market into a more holistic perspective.
  • evaluate market theories on the basis of previously acquired competencies
  • Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):
  • learn strategies to gathering knowledge by own internet and literature research
  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Klausur 60 Minuten 100.00 %
    Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
    Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
    Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
    Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
    Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
    Das Modul wird mit der Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 1)
    Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
    B.Sc. Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    B.Sc. International Business Studies
    B.Sc. Wirtschaftsnformatik
    B.Sc. Sportökonomie
    B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):
    The course is restricted to 30 students.
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