Become a New Hampshire-certified school district business administrator or manager by completing the graduate certificate in school business administration. This program combines coursework 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. Each class gets you closer to becoming a certified school business administrator working in a local school district.
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:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your school business administration certificate at SNHU include:
With tight budgets commonplace in school districts throughout the country, school business administrators with a graduate certificate in school business administration 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 to teach you everything you need to know to become a New Hampshire-certified business administrators or managers within a school district.
Courses are required for the certificate-only option.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuition rates for Southern New Hampshire University’s graduate degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer generous financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses.
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...