Education is BIG BUSINESS! Stakeholders are many - governments and governors, parents and students, employers and corporations, communities and nations - all with their own agendas, demands and expectations. The business surrounding education is hidden from public view, but without it, education and student learning would cease to exist. Above and Beyond the Bottom Line provides insights into the dynamic evolution and exponential expansion of education business and the rise of the education business manager - now an indispensable member of educational leadership teams. No longer is the business manager an invisible back-office employee who balances the books. The role is highly complex and accountable and the scope of the work wide-ranging and changeable. Education business managers are professionals holding knowledge, skills and ideas that increase organisational capacity, viability and provision and enable other educational leaders to focus on learning and teaching. Building on research from around the world, this book fills a huge gap in our understandings about educational leadership in its most comprehensive sense, while discussing current issues and considerations for the future.