Finance and resource management

This module explores the way in which resources for education are financed, in particular by central and local government, as well as with the management of finance and resources within educational organisations.

Topics covered

  • The criteria of efficiency and equity
  • Principles for the allocation of resources at all levels of decision making
  • Financial and resource management
  • Planning, implementation and resource evaluation

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module you will:

  • be more aware of how to make your institution more efficient, effective and equitable.
  • have an improved understanding of financial management and the financial systems within which you operate.
  • have developed skills of costing, budgeting and planning.


Two-hour 15 minute unseen written paper and coursework.