Business Management Institute
Earn up to 14 CPE Credits

August 7–9, 2023
University of California, Santa Barbara


Overview Registration Program & General Information Schedule-at-a-Glance
Institute Facility & Accommodations
Scholarships CPE Credits General Information & Handouts


Registration for BMI 2023 has closed. We hope to see you at BMI 2024!

Attendee Know Before You Go Details

This multi-day event, August 7–9, is designed to provide participants with a combination of courses on current issues, practical solutions, and personal development. To provide this broad perspective, each course you take may not be specifically related to your field, but it will give you a foundation for future opportunities. Remember, BMI is a career-building experience, not a skill-specific workshop. Our objectives are for you to:

  • Gain a broader perspective of higher education business administration
  • Discuss the latest issues and topics in higher education
  • Learn how other institutions deal with common issues across higher education
  • Develop professional relationships with colleagues from other institutions
  • Prepare for your next opportunity
Tracks 1 & 2 are integrated in 2023. The curriculum is designed to strengthen your knowledge in broad cross section of topics. There will be courses in the practical areas of finance and administration such as budgeting and risk management, as well as courses that provide a broader perspective of working across a campus. Rounding out your learning experience are courses in human resources and personal development. Courses that further develop your interpersonal skills and navigate the workplace are included. 

Track 3
 is the BMI Case Study year. Each participant prepares a case study on an issue or project to share in small group conversations. Peers in the small group offer their perspectives on one another’s case study.  It is a unique and safe place to seek and receive advice and assistance. Each small group has a facilitator who is an experienced professional in higher education. The curriculum also includes lessons in leadership, organizational development, and broader campus topics.

Track 4
 is focused on strategy planning in higher education in a workshop format that engages everyone in moving through a planning process. There are broad perspectives to be learned by everyone and small group activities to bring home the purpose and value of planning. There are also courses to increase your knowledge of working across the whole university system and further develop your leadership capacity. 

BMI is a proven, signature professional development experience, now entering its 67th year. BMI has always received high approval ratings from attendees.

All Tracks attend one General Session and participate in peer learning and connecting conversation opportunities. The intense classroom days give way to cool evenings with fun and relaxing events, including a picnic at the beach to unwind and make more connections with other participants. All participants are included in the Pre-BMI Virtual Welcome Event to Get You Ready for your in-person BMI experience. 


Registration Rates*

On or Before
May 30, 2023

After May 30, 2023
2023 BMI Full Attendee $1,195 $1,295 $1,495
*Registration includes three dinners in addition to all classroom content, CPE tracking, and access to materials. 
Additional Registration Options
Lunch Meal Ticket $30 $30 $30
Guest Ticket - Opening Dinner $70 $70 $70
Guest Ticket - Picnic on the Beach $80 $80 $80
Guest Ticket - Closing Dinner $90 $90 $90

Event Terms, Conditions, and Policies

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to [email protected]. Cancellations received on or before Friday, July 1, 2023, will receive a refund, less a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be given after July 1, 2023. Substitutions within the same track are allowed at any time.

Payment Policy:

Any attendee who is a part of a member organization but paid the non-member rate, will receive a refund for the difference in registration rates after the event has ended.

Code of Conduct: 

WACUBO events are community events intended for education, networking, and collaboration. We value the participation of everyone and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout all events hosted in the WACUBO space. To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, Business Partners, organizers, and volunteers at any event, in-person or virtual, are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. In registering for and/or participating in this event, you consent to comply with the following Code of Conduct. 

Examples of encouraged behavior that contributes to a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for everyone at the event
  • Showing empathy towards other participants

We do not tolerate the following:

  • Spam (verbally or in chats), including saying or re-posting the same word/content repeatedly in order to disrupt the conversation
  • Harassment, bullying, and intimidation
  • Harassment and bullying are defined as:
    • Negative comments about race/ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical appearance, citizenship, or other protected categories
    • Intimidation or threats, including sharing images or text especially to threaten
    • Unwelcome sexual attention, including sharing images or text especially to sexually harass
    • Threatening or other endangerment of minors or any persons
    • Any activity meant to convey or cultivate hostility
    • Ad hominem insults or other attacks
    • Encouraging the above behavior

Health and Wellness Policy - Waiver Form in Registration:

Knowingly, and at my own risk, I am participating in the WACUBO 2023 Business Management Institute. I do hereby waive release any and all claims against WACUBO (Western Association of College and University Business Officers), all event sponsors and any employees, event contractors, volunteers, or officials of these organizations from any claim of injury (including death) that I may incur as a result of my participation in the event.

I further hereby certify that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in this event. If, however, as a result of my participation in the WACUBO 2023 Business Management Institute optional, I require medical attention, I hereby give consent to authorize medical personnel to provide such medical care as deemed necessary and all medical treatment is my financial responsibility.

Professional Development Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities Available. Learn More!WACUBO offers professional development scholarships to employees of WACUBO member institutions. These scholarships will go toward all or a portion of the registration fees of an annual conference, professional development workshop, or other WACUBO-sponsored professional development programs.

If you intend to apply for scholarship funds, please secure your space at BMI by registering before you are notified of your award if your application is approved. You can do so by selecting Invoice Me as your payment option. If you are not awarded a scholarship and choose not to attend the workshop, you will be able to cancel without penalty with a notification sent to the WACUBO Office on or before Friday, July 1, 2023.

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Questions about BMI courses & content, contact Pam at [email protected], (626) 449-4356

Questions about online registration, accommodations, and logistics for BMI, contact the WACUBO Office at [email protected] or (206) 209-5267

CPE Credits - Group Live

The Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: