Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.2137 The Economics of Professional and Leisure Sports
(The Economics of Professional and Leisure Sports)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Bernd Frick
Ansprechpartner (contact): Pascal Haase (pascal.haase[at]
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): WS
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.184.21371 / The Economics of Professional and Leisure Sports 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 lecture covers a broad array of topics in sports economics, ranging from the economics of active sport participation and consumption to labor markets in sport and the economics of sport leagues. Also, the economics of non-profit sport clubs and sport events will be discussed as well as the monetary valuation of non-market goods in sport. One of the purposes of this lecture is to highlight the differences between general economics and sports economics since there are instances when economic theories and concepts cannot be applied 1:1 to the sport industry. Thus, knowledge of the peculiar economics of sport should be valuable for students considering an employment in the sports industry.

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):
  • learn about recent advances in the field of Sports Economics.
  • can relate general theories in economics to specific questions in Sports Economics.
  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):
  • are able to analyse empirical research by the means of econometric methods.
  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):
  • ​work in groups to analyze a special league
  • Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):

  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Klausur 60 Min 100.00 %
    b) Klausur
    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
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):
    The cource is organized as block seminar and will probably take place in January/February. The dates will be announced on PAUL.  The languauge of the course is English und the number of participants is restricted to 30 students. Please check the waiting lists at the homepage.
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