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Global Sport Management

Global Sport Management
Visit sporting venues, speak to industry professionals, and go "behind the scenes" of the sporting world in New Zealand to explore and compare aspects of the sporting industry across multiple countries and multiple sports.
Auckland, New Zealand
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Winter Break
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Sport Management
Graduate Courses
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Program Summary: 

Visit sporting venues, speak to industry professionals, and go "behind the scenes" of the sporting world in New Zealand to explore and compare aspects of the sporting industry across multiple countries and multiple sports.   


January 5, 2020 - Depart U.S.

January 7, 2020 - Arrive Auckland, New Zealand

January 17, 2020 - Return to the US 

The Sport Management in New Zealand program takes place in Auckland, New Zealand and the surrounding areas.  Auckland is an international city built around a stunning harbor. It is New Zealand's largest urban area with a diverse multi-cultural population and world-class art, music, culture and sporting events and facilities.  

Among other activities, students will attend a Breakers basketball game, visit iconic rugby stadium Eden Park, engage with the Ponsonby Rugby Club, learn about the New Zealand America's Cup sailing team and sail a former racing vessel, help with a local sporting event, and learn from sport management professionals and educators in the region.  Students will take a day trip to Waihike Island as well as have a free day to explore Auckland.  

Academic Information: 

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 Auckland.


Students will be housed in multi-occupancy hotel rooms or apartments with other participants on the program. Most accommodations have kitchenettes for snack/meal preparation.

  • Undergraduate students must have an interest in the Sport Management field and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Graduate students must have an interest in the Sport Management field and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • All students must complete a New Zealand Ministry of Justice Request for Criminal Conviction History form (part of the program application). Students will not be precluded from the Global Sport Management program if they have criminal convictions held on the computer systems of the New Zealand Ministry of Justice; however, such students will not participate in the ASB Classic tennis tournament activities. An alternate activity will be planned for those students.
Program Faculty: 

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 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.

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