Sport Management in New Zealand & Australia
Visit sporting venues, speak to industry professionals, and receive an in-depth view of the sporting world in New Zealand and Australia to explore and compare aspects of the sporting industry across multiple countries and multiple sports.
May 13 (depart US), May 15 (arrive in NZ) - May 25 (depart Auckland for Melbourne)
Auckland, New Zealand and surrounding areas: Among other activities, students will attend a Super Rugby match, visit iconic rugby stadium Eden Park, learn about New Zealand America's Cup sailing team, help with a local sporting even, and learn from sport management professionals and educators.
May 25 - June 1 (depart AUS)
Melbourne, Australia and surrounding areas: Among other activities, students will visit the grounds of the Grand Slam Australian Open tennis tournament, attend an Australian Football League match, explore innovative AAMI Park and Etihad Stadium, and explore other sport management programs at local universities.
Students will earn three credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) in HSES 598 Special Course: Global Sport Management. While abroad, students will spend multiple mornings in an academic setting discussing the implications of their experiences thus far. A written reflection on the trip will be due in the weeks after returning from Melbourne.
Students will be housed in double- and potentially triple-occupancy hotel rooms in Auckland and Melbourne.
Jordan R. Bass, Ph.D. is the Associate Department Chair, Sport Management Program Director, and Assistant Professor in the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences Department. Dr. Bass is in his fifth year at the University of Kansas. Dr. Bass has published in journals such as Sport Management Review, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, the International Journal of Sport Management, the International Sport Coaching Journal, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, and the Journal of Applied Sport Management. His current research agenda focuses on the organizational behavior of athletic programs, athletics place in a higher education setting, and social issues in intercollegiate athletics. Dr. Bass also serves as the founder and Co-Editor of the Journal of Amateur Sport and a Research Fellow in the Partnership for the Advancement of Sport Management at Wichita State University.