A systematic review : sport management undergraduates' employability
Ng, Glinnis Xi Tong
Date of Issue2016-04-13
With the rise of the sports industry, the number of education programs is increasing globally to meet the industry demand of professionals specialising in this industry. Similarly, Nanyang Technological University has established the Sport Science and Management program and commenced its intake in Year 2013. The purpose of the paper is to look into the employability of Sport Science and Management undergraduates, specialising in Sport Management, in the global market. Specifically, finding what the Sport Management practitioners consider important when looking at their prospective employees, identifying what the curriculum is lacking when preparing its students for employment, and lastly, recognising the possible solutions to better aid students transit into employment. English language academic journals published in the timeframe of Year 2006 to 2015 were retrieved from databases and through manual searches. 7 studies met the eligibility criteria and were reviewed. The conclusions are as follows: (1) Top 5 competencies that were most mentioned in all reviewed articles are inter-personal communication skills/teamwork, attitude, professional competence, leadership qualities, and lastly, managerial ability. (2) More effort could be put into developing problem solving skills and independent thinking, providing contexts for applications of theoretical knowledge and managing prospective students’ expectations of the degree. (3) Entrepreneurial modules can have a greater emphasis in Sport Management curriculums.
DRNTU::Social sciences::General::Careers and profession
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