Online Courses

Essentials of the Business Office

This four-week online course is 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-to-day responsibilities to the strategic leadership role. Topics covered include financial planning and modeling, accounting and tax compliance, tuition and enrollment policies, human resources, risk management and facilities.

Essentials of School Business for Non-Business Administrators: Budget Meets Mission

This three-week online course is designed for those administrators who desire to be good stewards of their school's financial resources, to be strategic in light of financial pressure, and to work more collaboratively with their leadership team around financial issues.

Human Resource Compliance for Independent Schools

This four-week online course is designed for both human resources professionals and business officers who have oversight and responsibility for human resources. Participants will be empowered with the knowledge and tools to address day-to-day human resources challenges such as evaluation and termination, FMLA, the ADA and employee classification. Participants will gain knowledge to improve their policies and practices and know when to engage legal counsel.

Long-Range Financial Modeling

This three-week course is designed for business officers and/or controllers who want to customize NBOA's Long-Range Financial Model so they can spend more time using the data to make sound financial decisions for their schools. The course will provide you with a roadmap to tailor the NBOA Long-Range Financial Model to your needs. Course facilitators will guide you as you build and test your assumptions and learn to use this powerful planning tool.

Stewarding Donor Dollars: Financial Reporting for Contributions

This three-week course is designed for business office and advancement professionals to understand best practices related to gift reporting compliance and donor transactions, as well as enhancing the strategic partnership between the two offices to ensure long-term success.

Questions? Please email or call 202-407-7140.


These programs are presented with generous support from TIAA.


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Access to benchmarking reports is now available to the 300+ independent schools who participated in BIIS this year. Benchmark your school's financial, operational and compensation data against one of the most accurate collections of PK-12 independent school data available. Note: BIIS will reopen for data collection in mid-February. Stay tuned for more details!

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