School Business Manager (Graduate Certificate, Licensure)

The School Business Manager Graduate Certificate is a 15-credit program designed in partnership with the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials to provide professional development and to advance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of school business managers to successfully lead business operations in Minnesota K-12 school districts.

Program Highlights

  • Courses offered synchronously online with asynchronous components
  • Fall, spring and summer courses to accommodate working professionals
  • Degree completion in one year: 15 credit program 
  • Practitioner-focused curriculum

Program Distinctions

Graduate Director

Dr. Amy Christensen

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • School Business Manager
  • School Accounting Management
  • School Buildings and Grounds Management
  • Transportation Management
  • Food Service Management
  • School Human Resources Management

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 (Priority) Aug. 15 (Final) June 15 July 15 (Priority) Aug. 15 (Final)
Spring Nov. 15 (Priority) Jan. 1 (Final) October 15 Nov. 15 (Priority) Jan. 1 (Final)
Summer May 1 (Priority) June 1 (Final) February 15 May 1 (Priority) June 1 (Final)

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