The University of Southampton

EDUC6349 Management in Education Organisations

Module Overview

As you progress to more senior roles in your school or educational institution there is a need to develop your skills and knowledge in the area of management. In this module you will focus on understanding the principles of management, applying these to education and the exploring the management challenges facing senior staff in education institutions.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to familiarise you with the principles of management in education.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the influence of structures, cultures and decision making processes on organisations
  • Examine the applicability of basic concepts of organisational theory to educational institutions
  • Critically assess major emerging issues for management and governance of educational institutions
  • Engage with high quality research in the area of organisation and governance in the context of education


The content of the module will typically cover: - The application of management principles to education - Understanding organizational structures, designs and governance in education - Understanding how individuals function in education organizations - Understanding resourcing and finance in education organizations - Understanding planning, marketing and change in education organizations.

Learning and Teaching

Wider reading or practice50
Follow-up work20
Completion of assessment task70
Preparation for scheduled sessions36
Total study time200

Resources & Reading list

Bottery, Mike (1992). “Education and Business Management”. 

Coleman, Marianne;Glover, Derek. (2010). Educational Leadership And Management: Developing Insights And Skills. 

Oplatka, I., & Hemsley-Brown, J. (2012). Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 15 : The Management and Leadership of Educational Marketing : Research, Practice and Applications. 

Everard, K. B., Morris, G., & Wilson, I. (2004). Effective School Management. 

Jones, J. (2004). Management Skills in Schools : A Resource for School Leaders. 

Bush, T, Bell, L. & Middlewood, D. (1997). Centre for Educational Leadership and Management : Managing People in Education. 

Coleman, M., & Anderson, L. (2000). Educational Management Research and Practice : Managing Finance and Resources in Education. 

Additional Information. Also during each lesson you will be directed to related readings from other textbooks and journal articles to enhance and extend your understanding of the topics under discussion. All of these resources will be available electronically via the University’s library

Wallace, M and Pulson, L. (eds) (2003). Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership andManagement. 

Wallace, M., & Poulson, L. (2003). Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management. 

Bess, J. & Dee, J. (2012). Understanding College and University Organization. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Case study  (2000 words) 50%
Essay  (2000 words) 50%


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (4000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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