Online Courses

Advance your career through virtual learning.

Learning Platform

  • Courses are taught in an online learning management system, which places greater responsibility on the learner than traditional professional development programs.
  • Classes are conducted asynchronously, so there is no single time each week when participants are required to be online.
  • Participants will connect and collaborate with each other through several forms of interactive media, including short videos and discussion boards.


  • Online courses range from 3 to 4 weeks depending on the topic.
  • Participants should commit to spending approximately 3 to 5 hours on the class each week.
  • Assignments for each week open on Monday morning, and should be completed by the following Sunday evening.
  • Interaction is most effective when the entire class is working through the current week of each course; participation is self-scheduled, however, and a grace period is offered for catching up on missed course material.


Courses are taught by content experts from NBOA, independent schools and business partners, who facilitate discussions and provide guidance and resources throughout the program.

Continuing Education

Online courses are pre-approved for SHRM and/or HRCI credit. Specific credit information can be found by selecting a course below.

Certificate of Completion

Registrants must complete the program and earn the Course Completion badge in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion.

Questions? Email or call 202-407-7140.

Course Schedule



Fall I

Fall II




 For any member of your school's leadership team
 For professionals with finance responsibilities
 For professionals with HR responsibilities

Budget Meets Mission: School Finance for Non-Business Leaders

Understand the independent school business model and learn to be a good steward of your school's financial resources to work more collaboratively around financial issues.

Members: $445*  |  Nonmembers: $635*

Stewarding Donor Dollars: Financial Reporting for Contributions

Learn best practices related to gift reporting, compliance and donor stewardship, as well as how to develop a successful and strategic partnership between the financial and development functions at your school.

Members: $445*  |  Nonmembers: $635*

Essentials of the Business Office

Explore the many responsibilities of business office professionals— from day-to-day finance, operation, and risk management to strategic leadership — and managing key relationships with the greater school community.

Members: $595*  |  Nonmembers: $845*

Long-Range Financial Modeling

Learn how to customize and manipulate NBOA's Long-Range Financial Model, a powerful financial planning tool for your school.

Members: $445*  |  Nonmembers: $635*

Measuring Financial Health with the Composite Financial Index

Calculate your school's Composite Financial Index (CFI) score — a tool trusted in higher education for decades — and learn how you can use the score and its four underlying ratios to think strategically about your school's financial strengths and weaknesses.

Members: $445*  |  Nonmembers: $635*

Culture Meets Compliance

Evaluate and improve your school's HR practices and policies using NBOA's best-selling guidebook with guidance and coaching from a senior HR professional.

Members: $445*  |  Nonmembers: $635*

Human Resources Compliance for Independent Schools

Learn how to address day-to-day human resources challenges such as evaluation and termination, FMLA, the ADA and employee classification.

Members: $595*  |  Nonmembers: $845*

*Group Rebate

Receive a $100 rebate per participant if two or more staff from your school register and receive a certificate of completion for the same course.