Essentials of the Business Office

Overview

TIAA

This program is presented with generous support from TIAA.

NBOA's Essentials of the Business Office is a four-week online course designed for both business officers new to independent schools as well as the more experienced business administrator who wants to gain new insights. Participants share experiences of the ever-changing role of the business officer, from the day-do-day responsibilities to the strategic leadership role.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of independent school business operations through interacting with the class facilitator and sharing information about your school with online colleagues on an asynchronous learning platform. Discover resources for ongoing operational support and establish a national learning community of peers with whom you can continue to explore the issues of business administration and leadership within independent schools.

Each week, a different area of business operations will be covered asynchronously, so that while participants should plan to work three to five hours each week on the class, the timing of that work can be flexible. This class uses a variety of resources including articles, videos, recorded webinars and discussion boards. Topics covered include accounting and tax issues, financial planning and budgeting, tuition management strategies, accounting and audits, human resources, facilities operations and risk management.

Class size is limited to 40 participants.

This course is being offered in partnership between NBOA and One Schoolhouse.

Questions? Please email programs@nboa.org or call 202-407-7140.

"This class really helped me to see my role in a different light. I am in the process of transforming my position from that of an accountant to more of a true CFO. This class really helped to give me perspective on how to do just that. I found the introduction to NBOA's tools and resources very valuable and gave me the opportunity to build a learning library. My hope is to better help my school immediately and perhaps help others eventually as I gain more experience and insight in this diversified role of business officer for a school."

Linda Tayrien

Linda Tayrien

Chief Financial Officer, Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School

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