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Spring 2019  ›  Bachelor of Science  ›  Bachelor of Science - 6th Semester  ›  Seminar

Seminar: Sports economics

In this seminar we will survey a set of major topics in the analysis of the economics of professional team sports. For example, we will consider different analytic strategies for explaining variations in the demand for professional team sports (e.g., football/soccer) and better understanding the important but ambiguous role of competitive balance and uncertainty with regard to the expected game outcome therein.

Course Code:
EAI445
Lecturers:
Juniorprof. Dr. Dominik Schreyer
Course Type:
BSc Course
Week Hours:
2,0
Term:
Spring 2019
Language:
Englisch
Credits:
6
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
First and foremost, the seminar is designed to serve you as an introduction to academic work and thereby prepares you for your bachelor thesis.

During the seminar, we will survey a set of current topics in the analysis of the economics of professional team sports (e.g., football spectator no-show behavior). For example, we will consider different analytic strategies for explaining variations in the demand for professional team sports (e.g., football/soccer) and better understanding the important but ambiguous role of competitive balance and uncertainty with regard to the expected game outcome therein.

After an opening session where potential topics are explained and distributed, you will work on your term paper which is presented in a second session.

Date
Time
Thursday, 24/01/2019
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Thursday, 07/03/2019
08:00 AM till 06:45 PM
Learn about the economics of sports:
  • Students will gain a first understanding of key issues in the economics of professional team sports.

Learn how to write a BSc-Thesis:

  • Students will learn how to conduct a literature review;
  • Students will learn how to develop a research framework for their thesis;
  • Students will learn how to structure their thesis;
  • Students will learn how to identify managerial implications.
There are no prerequisite readings. References will be announced during the first class meeting of the seminar at the beginning of the semester.
The course assessment is based on the quality of the term paper and the presentation:
  • Term paper presentation (25%)
  • Term paper (75%)
No specific courses; the seminar is open to all WHU Bachelor students who are interested in the economics of professional team sports.
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