Fall 2014
«The Economics of Sports: Business Strategies
and Governance»
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Tuesday, 16:15 – 18:00, Room: SOD-1-102, starting from September 16, 2014
Prof. Dr. Egon Franck
Raphael Flepp
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 16:15 – 18:00
MA: Wahlpflichtbereich BWL 5
For questions please contact Raphael Flepp ([email protected])
Course overview
Major individual and team sports are big businesses with specific rules. The lecture provides comprehensive
coverage of the key issues in the economics of sports.
Course prerequisites
Admission to Master's Program
Exam and Grading
The course grades are based on the final written exam on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 16:15 – 18:00.
Course material
The course material is available on the course webpage (AAI-Login required).
Course content
1. Introduction
2. The commercialization of sports
3. Governance structures at the league level
4. Governance structures at the club level
5. Financial Fair Play in European club football
6. The economic impact of major sports projects
7. The sports betting market
8. The economic design of individualistic sports contests
The relevant readings will be announced in the lectures.
WWF Statutory Course Policies
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(midterm and) final exam date(s) and time(s) are not negotiable. It will not be possible to take any exams on
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Check your class schedule for possible exam conflicts at the beginning of the semester, as this is your own
responsibility. If you want to avoid heavy workload and taking multiple exams in one day you will have to rearrange your class schedule accordingly before the semester starts. Please arrange yourself by taking the respective classes only.
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