MMS714 Sport Organisation Behaviour - Managerial Reflection

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This task provides you with opportunities to learn the knowledge (GLO1) and skills (ULO2, ULO3; GLO1, GLO2, GLO6, GLO7) required in the study and practice of management in sport organisations. This task will develop your discipline-specific acumen along with important communication and self-management capabilities. By completing this task, you will develop your skills in researching, understanding, applying, evaluating, and presenting information required of business professionals.


For this task, you will develop a managerial profile of yourself and apply this to managing in the sport environment.

Specific Requirements / Description

Section One (~ 1000 words):

  • Complete three (3) self-evaluations. The self-evaluations can be ONLY be chosen from among the resource links document provided on the MMS714 CloudDeakin
  • Include your results in the Appendices for this assignment (e.g., pdf, screenshot, scanned, ).
  • Review the responses and summarise the three (3) completed self-evaluations.
  • Using the responses and feedback of the three (3) completed self-evaluations, illustrate (e.g., charts, tables, ) the attributes/responses in a way that is meaningful (e.g., clustered traits, tendencies, etc.). Be as creative as you want!
  • Utilising your results from the above (1-4), summarise your managerial profile (e.g., What are your strengths? What are your areas of improvement or opportunities to develop? What are your managerial style preferences?)

Section Two (~ 2000 words):

  • For each self-evaluation, please choose one (1) finding of interest from each of the three self- evaluations you have completed (i.e., one finding from each evaluation X three evaluations = 3 in total) and briefly
  • Research theories that explain each of the findings in relation to managerial practice in the sport For example, if you found that your leadership style was ‘people oriented,’ you would identify theories to explain what that style is, its pros and cons for various situations, its impact on subordinate and team responses, and other related behaviours in the sport environment. In the discussion of these

theoretical perspectives, students should be seeking to incorporate traditional literature on managerial approaches as well as contemporary empirical research in this subject area.

In Section Two it is critical that you relate and support your argument with scholarly research which originates from disciplines such as business, management, psychology, or sport management. Do not rely on instinct or your personal thoughts; use research and theories to support your explanations and understanding of your understanding of the pertinent areas. STUDENTS MAY WRITE IN THE FIRST PERSON for this assessment.

Students should also take time and care to proofread their work and ensure proper English grammar and spelling is followed. All research theories and supporting claims should be referenced using the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition referencing guide (spelling should be UK grammar). If you are unclear about references, please make it a point to seek out assistance from the various online resources and the librarian staff. Plagiarism is a serious offence! Do not use the work of others without proper citations!

*Please refer to the Assessment 2 Part A rubric on CloudDeakin for details on how submissions are evaluated.

Learning Outcomes

This task allows you to demonstrate your achievement towards the Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs) which have been aligned to the Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs). Deakin GLOs describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates acquire and can demonstrate on completion of their course. This assessment task is an important tool in determining your achievement of the ULOs. If you do not demonstrate achievement of the ULOs you will not be successful in this unit. You are advised to familiarise yourself with these ULOs and GLOs as they will inform you on what you are expected to demonstrate for successful completion of this unit.

The learning outcomes that are aligned to this assessment task are:

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLO)
ULO 2: Evaluate the opportunities and limitations different management and communication styles contribute toshared goals and outcomes. GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO7: Teamwork
ULO 3: Relate sport organisation behaviour theory and practice topersonal and professional career goals. GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO6: Self-management


You must submit your assignment in the Assignment Dropbox in the unit CloudDeakin site on or before the due date. When uploading your assignment, name your document using the following syntax: <your

surname_your first name_your Deakin student ID number_[unitcode].doc (or ‘.docx’). For example,


Submitting a hard copy of this assignment is not required. You must keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit until the marked assignment has been returned to you. In the unlikely event that one of your assignments is misplaced you will need to submit your backup copy.

Any work you submit may be checked by electronic or other means for the purposes of detecting collusion and/or plagiarism and for authenticating work.

When you submit an assignment through your CloudDeakin unit site, you will receive an email to your Deakin email address confirming that it has been submitted. You should check that you can see your assignment in the Submissions view of the Assignment Dropbox folder after upload and check for, and keep, the email receipt for the submission.

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