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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2009 - 2010

Module Title Organisational Management and Decision Making
Module Code ES504
School School of Education Studies

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Level 5 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
To enable participants to:
  • Gain insight into policy formulation and the factors which affect it
  • Understand the factors which impinge on education/training management
  • Appreciate the role of budgeting and budgetary control in education/training management

Learning Outcomes
Participants will be able to:
  • Describe the main contributors to policy formulation
  • Identify how policy impinges on education/training management
  • Evaluate the role of budgeting and budgetary control in education/training management

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 26
Tutorials 9
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 77.5

Total 112.5
Assume that a 7.5 credit module load represents approximately 112.5 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
The dynamics of policy formulation. Strategic planning at an institutional level with a particular focus on decision making,  Budgeting and Budgetary control: control in organisations, preparation of budgets, performance reports. Industrial relations: conflict resolution.
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List

Daft, R. (2004) Organizational Theory and Design
Mintzberg, H. (1983) Power in and Around Organisations
Mintzberg, H & Quinn, B (1992) The Strategy Process, Concepts & Contexts, New York, Prentice Hall
Levacic, R. (1989) Financial Management in Education, Milton Keynes, OU Press
Senge, P. (1999) The Dance of Change. Nicholas Brealey Publishing. London

Anthony, R.W. and Young, D.W. (1988) Management Control in Non Profit Organisations, Homewood, Ill: Irwin
Purdy, D.E. (1993) Accounting, Controls and the Perceptions of Managers: A Longitudinal Study of Ward Units in a Teaching Hospital in financial Accountability & Management, 9(1), pp 45 - 66
Weatherly, C. (2000) Leading the Learning School. MPG Books. Cornwall

Programme or List of Programmes
GEMLGDip in Education & Training Management