MMS313 - Sport Leadership and Governance

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Joshua McLeod
Cohort rule:

(Normally available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Sport Management or the Dean's Scholars Program only.)


MMS100 and MMS101/MMS201

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 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1 hour class (recordings provided) + 1 x 2 hour online seminar


This unit aims to develop leaders in sport through introducing students to major issues and practices in the governance of sport organisations. Students will be given the opportunity to implement and explore governance issues through innovative experiential learning techniques.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Critically evaluate the volunteer paid staff nexus and its impact on changing leadership and governance practices in sport organisations.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Judge governance, policy, power, and ethical practice in contemporary sport organisations.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO7: Teamwork
GLO8: Global citizenship


Interpret the multiple roles and functions of a board in the strategic leadership of sport organisations.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assignment 1: (Group of 6) Presentation (in class or online) 10 minutes 10% Week 4
Assignment 2: (Group of 6) Report (Business) 4000 words 40% Week 8
End of Unit Assessment Task: (Individual) Report (Business) 3000 words 50% End of Unit Assessment Period

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: MMS313 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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