Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Economics


Mr Peter Schuwalow


Not offered in 2016


Sport is a major industry in Australia and overseas. The unit will use a mixture of economic theory, economic history and the study of institutions to explore the business issues faced by the sport industry. Throughout the unit, case studies of several sports, notably Major League Baseball, professional boxing, the English Premier League (soccer), and the Australian Football League, will be used to explore these issues in depth.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify the constraints and opportunities that affect the ability of sports to survive in an increasingly global marketplace
  2. identify the characteristics and problems of labour markets in professional sports
  3. identify the market for various sports, and how sports have been affected by rising costs and competing uses for consumer income
  4. develop a high level of research, analytical, written and oral skills by writing an essay and participating in tutorials.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


Students must have passed ECB1101 or ECG1101 or ECS1101 or ECW1101 before undertaking this unit.