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Option Module: Managing Cultural Organisations

This module is designed for students who are interested in pursuing positions as senior managers of cultural organisations. Throughout the module you will deepen your understanding of strategic planning and management and develop your professional skills with practical reference to cultural organisations. This will include an in depth consideration of management theory and practice including the vision, organisational structure, day-to -day operation, financial management, and governance of cultural organisations. Your learning will lead to the production of a realistic business plan for a new or existing organisation or cultural project.

Illustrative Bibliography

Bakshi H., Desai, R. and Freeman, A. (2009): Not Rocket Science: a roadmap for Arts and Cultural R&D (London: Missions Models Money)

Cornforth C. (Ed) (2004): The Governance Handbook for Public and Nonprofit Organisations: What do Boards do? (London: Routledge)

Lawrie, A. (2005): The Complete Guide to Business and Strategic Planning (Directory of Social Change)

Barrow, P. (2001): The Best-Laid Business Plans: (Virgin Publishing Ltd)

Hawkins, A., & Turner, C. (1995): Managing Budgets Pocketbook (Management Pocketbooks)

Shibli, L..(1994) : Simon Leisure Manager’s Guide to Budgeting and Budgetary Control (Longman)

Villemur, A.: Applying to a Grant-making Trust (CAF)