Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course of Master's Degree Programme on SPORT AND SCIENCES MANAGEMENT
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First Semester
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Course description

The course of "Organization of Sport Events" aims to allow participants acquiring in-depth knowledge of events theme, in particular sport and sport-tourism events, which represent a topic of great relevance in the panorama of leisure and business of tourism, sport-tourism and sport-tourism events. In fact, scholars and business operators recognize an increasing importance of sport events in the policies of territorial development and tourism promotion, as also outlined by many governments which tend to candidate their countries for hosting mega events, like Olympics or Universal Forum of Cultures. The ultimate goal is to allow participants to acquire notions, knowledge and skills making them:
• to be able to understand the advantages and disadvantages of practices designed to effectively plan and manage events;
• to be able to consciously apply the planning and management policies of events at any level of organizational analysis, micro (human resource management or in general management of inter-individual relationships among all the actors involved in the process of organizing and managing events), meso (definition of organizational configuration models for events), macro (adopting a reticular approach with networking to plan, organize and manage events).
Overall, the course aims to forge competent professional figures in analyzing, planning, organizing and managing events, focusing the attention on organizational dynamics also capable of making events a lever of territory promotion and tourism in general.


Knowledge of the fundamentals of the Organization Theory (micro, meso and macro level of organizational analysis).


The topics of the course are: levels of organizational analysis (micro, meso and macro) for sporting events including the human resources management area; programming and planning the entire process, decision-making process for sporting events, organizational and relational dynamics; approaches to project management and event management.

The course is inspired by a theoretical and practical approach, developing concepts and operational strategies in order to define operational policies and practices that the event manager can use to plan, organize and manage sporting events effectively and efficiently, motivating and stimulating their collaborators and creating an effective and aware network of actors involved in the process of organizing and managing sporting events.

Teaching Methods

Classroom lessons, seminar meetings also for the presentation of concrete business cases with selected witnesses of excellence from the tourism-sports sector and the world of sporting events, with a focus on tourism-sporting events, classroom exercises regarding the organization of sporting events, development of a final project work.


Varriale L. (2008). L’organizzazione degli eventi. Giappichelli Ed. Torino.

Handouts by the teacher available at the main Administrative Office of the Department or in the dedicated folder of the Course Team on the MSTeams Platform.

Learning assessment

Written examination divided into four open five-point questions each, and a ten-point open question, related to the topics listed in the program.
Oral examination (for candidates who pass the test with a score of at least 18/30), that consists into questions that start from any gaps in the written examination, then regarding the other topics in the program.
Written and oral examinations aim at verifying the level of learning of the principles, notions and topics listed in the program.
This examination will be conducted on the basis of the following criteria: level of knowledge and depth of study regarding principles of the organization of events; Language properties and exhibit clarity.

1. Number of tests contributing to the assessment: 2
2. Objective of the test: verifying the level of student learning on fundamental aspects of the subject
3. Methods of administration (written, oral, practical): written and oral examination
4. Timetable: according to the exam schedule
5. Duration: written test 1 hour; Oral test for about 10 to about 30 minutes
6. Type (e.g. written test, practical test, interview, etc ...): written test to open answers + oral examination
7. Final Examination: The student will achieve the minimum score if he/she can demonstrate the acquisition of basic knowledge related to the organization of events. The student will get the highest score when he/she demonstrates that he/she has understood, thoroughly and interjected all the topics listed in the program, also being able to grasp the interconnections between them, and to provide concrete application examples in relation to their practical implications.

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