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‘Identify the major milestones in the development of the contemporary sport business and management industry’

Assignment Details and Instructions.

The Portfolio consists of two parts – Part A and B

Part A: Table summary of a systematic examination of the literature – a minimum of 20 sources (20%)

In relation to the following topic you need to undertake a systematic examination of the literature:

‘Identify the major milestones in the development of the contemporary sport business and management industry’

Part B: Essay – 2500 words (80% marks)

‘Identify the major milestones in the development of the contemporary sport business and management industry’

Detailed Task Instructions.
You should carry this assignment in 2 stages:
Stage 1 – A systematic examination of the Literature (secondary sources) Present this information in a table and this will form Part A of your Portfolio.

Your ability to reference and underpin your work will form part of the assessment.

The type of literature and your handling of the information it contains is crucial to any literature review and its analysis. Within your analysis, you must consider the relevance, validity and reliability of information as it plays an important role in providing the academic grounding needed in this instance. Your understanding of the literature plays a vital role in determining the strength of any argument regardless of whether it is for academic or professional purposes. The output for this should be presented in a spreadsheet.

Stage 2 – Essay (Part B of the Portfolio)

  • ·  You must identify, locate and utilise SECONDARY evidence and data to ground, support and underpin your evaluation. Please note you are NOT to collect primary data.
  • ·  You must use the information and knowledge gained from the literature review to ground and underpin your analysis and evaluation.
  • ·  Your conclusion must include three focused and underpinned research questions
  • ·  These must be critically derived from your discussion and conclusions. State what these research

questions will contribute to the debate in your field of study.

Format and Submission:

  • ·  Part A – use a table in word document to summarise your findings in a landscape format.
  • ·  Part B is an essay of MAXIMUM word count 2500.
  • ·  Font size 12 Calibri or equivalent
  • ·  Your essay must be written in the present or past tense and in the third person.

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