Certificate in School Business Administration – Graduate Certificates

Learn to Manage with a Certificate in School Business Administration

Become a New Hampshire-certified school district business administrator or manager by completing the Certificate in School Business Administration. This graduate certificate combines course work with field experience to give you an in-depth understanding of the complex school business administration environment. Take classes on campus at Southern New Hampshire University as you work toward your certification. This graduate certificate program is designed specifically for individuals who wish to become certified school business administrators working in local school districts.

The Certificate in School Business Administration Enhances Your Skills

Earning your graduate Certificate in School Business Administration provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective school district business administrator. During the program you will gain an understanding of:

  • School law and financial accounting procedures;
  • Budget development and financial reporting;
  • Contract bidding;
  • Human resource management;
  • Labor relations, bargaining, negotiation strategies, and dispute resolution;
  • Methods for achieving organizational efficiencies and cooperative decision-making.

Expand Career Options with a Certificate in School Business Administration

With tight budgets commonplace in school districts throughout the country, school business administrators with a graduate Certificate in School Business Administration should have an advantage in the marketplace. Having the skills to identify areas for potential cost savings, create lean budgets, communicate effectively with district personnel, and work cooperatively with staff at many levels, should position you well for a school business administration career. Your New Hampshire Business Administrator Certification provides an excellent credential for many positions within school districts as well as many related organizations.

This certificate program is designed for individuals who wish to become New Hampshire-certified business administrators or managers in their school districts.

School Business Administration Required Courses

Courses are required for the certificate-only option.

EDU-710: Seminar for School Business Administrators I
This course focuses on the management skills required in the complex environment of school business administration. Students develop the skills that school business administrators need. This serves as a prelude to the field experience in the second semester course.
EDU-715: Seminar for School Business Administrators II
This course focuses on the school law and accounting content needs of the school business administrator. Particular attention is paid to the financial accounting records and procedures that are critical to the performance of the job of business administrator. Background preparation: 6 credits of accounting.
Prerequisites:
MBE-710 and GSB-400
EDU-720: Seminar for School Business Administrators III
This course focuses on the practical application of the skills required for certification as a school business administrator. The major focus of the course is on gaining field experience with a practicing school business administrator. Areas of emphasis include budget development, contract bidding, information processing, human resource management and financial reporting.
Prerequisites:
HRM-610 or OL-610 and OL-610 and MBE-715
OL-500: Human Behavior in Organizations
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.
OL-610: Employee and Labor Relations
This is a study of public and private labor relations and methods of dispute resolution that stresses labor agreement administration, grievance procedures and arbitration. It includes the examination of the history of union-management relations, bargaining and negotiation strategies. The limitations of the use of power also are studied.
Prerequisites:
OL-500 and OL-600

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