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HL50606: Sport management practice track

[Page last updated: 03 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 30 [equivalent to 60 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 600
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Dissertation period
Assessment Summary: CW80OT20
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Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: In taking this module you cannot take HL50607
Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this unit the student will be able to:
* Plan and conduct research on a practice-based management issues (K2,i5,P4);
* Understand and critically assess the particular challenges confronting actual organisations (P3);
* Evaluate the need for and sources of relevant data (i4);
* Support their arguments with relevant empirical evidence (i2);
* Interpret the significance of findings from relevant sources of quantitative and/ or qualitative evidence to inform decision making (K2);
* Develop viable alternatives and how they would contribute to management solutions (P1,P3);
* Present reflections in written and oral form (i1);
* Identify literature relevant to a chosen management issue, thereby appreciating the relationship between practice and theory (i4);
* Develop an argument with references to appropriate concepts and/or linking together arguments from disparate literatures or disciplinary perspectives (i2) and.
* complete the assignment within an agreed deadline (i5).

Aims: This unit aims to develop the students' abilities to conduct research-based projects applying the skills, concepts, and techniques acquired in the taught programme to practice based management scenarios, including a case study involving an actual management problem. The students will be presented with a current management problem for which they will conduct appropriate research, analyse data and present a viable solution. The unit not only encourages students to conduct research to think about and address actual management problems through a cross-functional lens, the unit also encourages reflection on common managerial issues such as project management, group dynamics, organisational culture, leadership and employee welfare. The unit's objectives are designed for students to further develop their abilities to analyse data; review literature; make informed methodological choices and present findings of their investigation and analyses.

* Critical thinking;
* Develop research skills through critical reading, analysis of information and data; and the production of written work;
* Present informed opinions and solutions to managerial problems;
* Ability to synthesise multidisciplinary perspectives on the same problem;
* Reflective practice;
* Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines;
* Ability to work independently, without close supervision or guidance.

Content: The organisation presents a problem describing an actual management challenge. Academic expectations of students are outlined; the organisation's expectations are outlined and conduct of the project is established. Students will then produce a written reflective report and present their solutions/findings to the organisation. Students receive presentation and project management skills workshops in the interim aided by supervisor. Students will already have received extensive writing experience throughout the taught portion of the programme.

Programme availability:

HL50606 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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