Human Kinetics, 2008 - Business & Economics - 381 pages
Sport Finance, Second Edition, grounds students in the real world of financial management in sport, showing them how to apply financial concepts and appreciate the importance of finance in sound sport management and operations. Designed for sport finance courses in a sport management curriculum and aligned with the requirements set forth by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), this text distinguishes the skills and principles of finance from those of economics. It also
-allows students to apply information in whatever segment of the sport industry they will be working in--including professional franchises, college athletics, local clubs, and retail settings;
-includes expanded coverage of business structures, the time value of money, and ethical guidelines and issues in auditing;
-presents updated examples, references, and case studies, giving students contemporary examples and adequate coverage of core concepts; and
-helps students new to sport finance comprehend the subject by including chapter objectives, easy-to-follow figures and tables, summaries, and discussion questions.
Sport Finance, Second Edition, allows students to grasp fundamental concepts of finance and accounting, even if they have not previously studied those areas. By analyzing business structures, income statements, and funding options, students not only will learn basic finance and accounting, but they will also understand how those skills are used in the world of sport. This real-world application of the text will help students apply financial concepts in their future careers and will allow professionals to further develop strategies and investment plans in the industry.
Part Iintroduces students to the basic issues, concepts, and systems of sport finance. Part IIdelves into financial analysis, planning, and the time value of money. In part III, students focus on obtaining funding and learning about stocks and bonds. Part IVexplores capital budgeting and financial management. Through a discussion of taxation, legal issues, and spending earnings, part V takes a closer look at how businesses can increase their profits. Finally, part VIexplains the auditing process as well as what happens when a business needs to close.
With the increased spending in today's sport organizations, it is important to have a solid understanding of sport finance. Sport Finance, Second Edition, will provide students at all levels with the fundamental finance and accounting concepts they need to help raise, manage, and spend money in sport settings.
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