Describe the four functions of management as they relate to sport. Are there special considerations that need to be applied to sports management as opposed to general management?
College athletic departments are complex organizations, no matter whether they are at the Division I, II, or III level. College athletic administrators face a variety of challenging situations on a daily basis. In carrying out their jobs, they must be able to successfully use the managerial skills covered in this chapter, particularly the four functions of management—planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating. In this case study, you are asked to apply each of these functions in a different setting within a college athletic department.