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MMS714 - Sport Organisation Behaviour


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Geraldine Zeimers
Trimester 2: Steve Swanson
Previously:Management (Sport)
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1.5 hour class, 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1.5 hour class, 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week (recordings provided)


The unit provides a conceptual framework for students to examine and understand the functions, roles and skills of managers in organisations. The roles and skills of managers will be developed through analysis of the planning, organising, leading and controlling functions of management. This unit will also examine the development of human resource management functions and highlight the variety of techniques employed in managing people in organisations.

  These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 To identify the major functions of managers in organisations. GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
ULO2 To identify the roles, scope and range of skills utilised by managers in organisations and across cultures. GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
ULO3 To examine the concept of management and its applicability and importance to sport organisations. GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
ULO4 To explore the concept of corporate citizenship, particularly in the context of sport organisations. GLO8: Global citizenship
ULO5 To analyse, interpret, and present researched material on management concepts in written form. GLO2: Communication

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Individual) - Written assignment 3000 words 40% Week 5
Assessment 2: (Individual) - Written assignment 5000 words 60% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMS714 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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