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MMS714 Sport Organisation Behaviour


MMS714: Sport Organisation Behaviour Assessment #1: You’re Hired!

DUE DATE AND TIME: [Week 5] Thursday April 9, 2020 11:59 PM AEST


DETAILS: Word count of 3000 words (+/- 300 words).

Learning Outcome Details

Graduate Learning Outcome (ULO) Description
Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities The assignment will provide an opportunity for the student to demonstrate their competence in domain knowledge.
Communication The ability to clearly articulate and express thoughts in relation to the topic will be assessed with specific focus on spelling, grammar, paper structure, and strength in explanation.
Global citizenship The topics for the writing assignment will be based around global, social, and cultural scenarios. Consideration and use of research and other knowledge sources to illustrate managerial functions to address such scenarios will be evaluated.

Assessment Feedback:

Students who submit their work by the due date will receive marks and feedback within a period of fourteen working days.

Description / Requirements

Students will complete a hiring simulation known as “You’re Hired” in class or via CloudDeakin. Located students should attend Week 3’s class, where they will engage in the simulation with their classmates. Cloud students will be put into groups by the facilitator and asked to complete the simulation on CloudDeakin vis-à-vis communicating on the CloudDeakin MMS714 discussion boards. Students will assume the role of one of four or five directors of a sport management firm. Students will receive candidate biographies and develop opinions on their own. Once formed, students will then take their opinions back to the group and decide on which candidate should be selected. Burwood students who do not show up for Week 3 or Cloud students who do not have significant group interaction should form an opinion as one director, then form an opinion with the information provided to each other director (Grace will discuss this in Week 2). After groups have formed their original final recommendation, students will also receive additional information and be tasked with reflecting upon confirming their recommendation and reflecting upon their overall experience. The worksheets students are provided for this simulation should be filled out, scanned, and appended to their submission on CloudDeakin Assignment #1 drop box.

MMS714 Sport Organisation Behaviour
MMS714 Sport Organisation Behaviour

Part One (~ 1000 words): Once students complete the simulation, they are to reflect upon their experience. Generally, students should be discussing the properties of the candidates in this case, specifically what qualities a director of                              would be valuing more highly than other directors. Students should indicate whether their initial preference was different or similar than the group’s final recommendation, and explain why there could have been variance. Students who did have significant group interaction will also be able to speak about their contribution to the group’s final decision, noting what points and attributes about the candidates were most important to them. Finally, all students should be comparing the original final recommendation with this new information. Students may utilize charts, tables, or diagrams, if they are applicable to their reflection.

Part Two (~ 2000 words): After discussing the recommendation, students must then delve into the opportunities and challenges of hiring in the sport management space. Specifically, students should be seeking to incorporate traditional literature on group dynamics and unconscious biases as well as newer research that have empirically tested and employed psychosocial and behavioural components. Students may also connect the various director roles from the simulation and their corresponding personality traits to the literature. Along this vein, students must go beyond the unit textbook and lecture materials to find research on these theories and concepts.

It is critical that you relate and support your argument, especially in Part Two with scholarly research which originates from disciplines such as business, 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 current and future managerial style. STUDENTS MAY WRITE IN THE FIRST PERSON PERTAINING TO PART 1, NOT PART 2!

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 unit chair and librarian staff! Plagiarism is a serious offence! Do not use the work of others without proper citations!

*Please refer to assessment #1 rubric for details on how submissions are evaluated.

Submission Instructions

Students are to submit their work (in one Microsoft Word document) and their worksheets (as one PDF or document) using the corresponding drop box in the MMS714 CloudDeakin site.

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.

When you are required to 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.

Additional Notes

  • Penalties for late submission: The following marking penalties will apply if you submit an assessment task after the due date without an approved extension: 5% of the total assignment will be deducted from available marks for each day up to five days, and work that is submitted more than five days after the due date will not be marked. You will receive 0% for the task. ‘Day’ means working day for paper submissions and calendar day for electronic submissions. The Unit Chair may refuse to accept a late submission where it is unreasonable or impracticable to assess the task after the due date.
  • For more information about academic misconduct, special consideration, extensions, and assessment feedback, please refer to the document. Your rights and responsibilities as a student in this Unit in the first folder next to the Unit Guide of the Resources area in the CloudDeakin unit site.
  • Building evidence of your experiences, skills and knowledge (Portfolio) – Building a portfolio that evidences your skills, knowledge and experience will provide you with a valuable tool to help you prepare for interviews and to showcase to potential employers. There are a number of tools that you can use to build a portfolio. You are provided with cloud space through OneDrive, or through the Portfolio tool in the Cloud Unit Site, but you can use any storage repository system that you like. Remember that a Portfolio is YOUR tool. You should be able to store your assessment work, reflections, achievements and artifacts in YOUR Portfolio. Once you have completed this assessment piece, add it to your personal Portfolio to use and showcase your learning later, when applying for jobs, or further studies. Curate your work by adding meaningful tags to your artifacts that describe what the artifact represents.

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