800871 VU Sport, Tourism & Sustainable Event Management

summer semester 2024 | Last update: 15.01.2024 Place course on memo list
VU Sport, Tourism & Sustainable Event Management
VU 2

1) Students will be able to name and describe selected current topics of discussion in sport, tourism and event management.
2) Students are able to determine/identify current (research) problems in sport event management (in particular stakeholder management) and to describe (research) problems adequately and appropriately.
3) Students will be able to read a scientific manuscript on sport event management related topics –in particular related to event legacies and sustainable event management.
4) Students will have basic knowledge of research conducted in sport event tourism, in particular innovations.
5) Students will be able to apply gained knowledge on concrete cases (e.g. destinations, international sport federations).
6) The students are able to follow scientific-based input by guest speakers and by attending a scientific conference and to analyze the provided content critically.
7) The students acquire methodological skills that allow them to discuss and assess new scientific findings in the field of sport tourism and sustainable event management.

1) The specifics of sports and tourism.
2) Current issues related to sport tourism and tourism development.
3) An introduction in the world of event management, sport event tourism.
4) Sport event management: from bidding – event legacies – in particular sustainable events.
5) Events & sport tourism development (case studies and visit of the Crankworx Festival Innsbruck 2023).
6) Sustainable destination development - the role of sport & events.
Event research with a specific focus on sustainable event management.

26th Annual Meeting of the German Association of Sport Economics and Sport Management:aks_2023_call_for_papers_final.pdf (uibk.ac.at)

Lecture and discussions, group presentation (teams will be built from students of different universities working together online in the first part and then in groups in presence), quizzes as learning and assessment methods, project work (literature synthesis/review, exposé), (online) coaching sessions with the instructor upon request.

Group work I - writing literature synthesis/review (25%) – online based,
group work II – case study (25%) – in presence, writing individual exposé (25%), individual online quiz (25%)

Parent, M.M. & Ruetsch, A. (2021) Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and Practice (2nd Edition), ISBN 9780367345952 (provided as E-book via the Library)

Further literature will be announced at the first online meeting (mainly scientific articles)

The course is an Aurora Alliance (https://www.uibk.ac.at/en//international/aurora/) event.

Students of all Aurora universities (incl. Master students of the University of Innsbruck) are invited to apply for participation in this course from 08. January till 21 January 24 or until the maximum number of participants has been reached on a “first come, first served” basis at the following link: 



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Date Time Location
Fri 2024-01-26
08.45 - 09.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2024-03-04
08.30 - 13.00 Seminarraum 2 (Fürstenweg 176) Seminarraum 2 (Fürstenweg 176)
Tue 2024-03-05
08.30 - 13.00 Seminarraum 2 (Fürstenweg 176) Seminarraum 2 (Fürstenweg 176)
Wed 2024-03-06
08.30 - 13.00 Seminarraum 3 (Fürstenweg 176) Seminarraum 3 (Fürstenweg 176)
Thu 2024-03-07
14.00 - 20.00 Externer Kursort Externer Kursort 13. Innsbrucker Sportökonomie und Management Symposium (Hörsaal 1, Hörsaal 2, USI Mehrzweckraum, Fürstenweg 185)
Fri 2024-03-08
08.30 - 13.00 Seminarraum 2 (Fürstenweg 176) Seminarraum 2 (Fürstenweg 176)
Fri 2024-03-15
08.30 - 10.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Fri 2024-03-22
08.30 - 10.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online