Business Management Institute

August 2-6, 2020 | Santa Barbara, California


Learn More and Register Today!

The Business Management Institute (BMI) at the University of California at Santa Barbara is an immersion program with a four-track curriculum.  It is held the first week of August, Sunday through Thursday. (August 2-6, 2020)

BMI, WACUBO’s higher education management institute, is designed to deliver the administrative skills and management concepts needed by individuals who are in the business of higher education.  The multi-track institute has curriculum applicable across professional career levels within college and university business management.  It sells-out annually at 275 registrants.  Approximately 30 faculty members from a variety of higher education fields deliver content and learning experiences to attendees. 

Tracks 1 and 2 are designed for high-potential individuals in the earlier stages of their career.  The curriculum includes skills-based courses in accounting, budgeting, and presenting financial information, as well as courses related to working with others, and career strategies. 

Tracks 3 and 4 are focused on advanced studies for those who are seeking to increase their knowledge of working across the whole university system. The curriculum includes lessons in leadership, case studies, organizational development, building high-performance teams, strategic planning, and career coaching. 

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. 


BMI is a proven WACUBO professional development experience.  Don’t be surprised if someone encourages you to attend BMI, since 99% of attendees indicated they would recommend BMI to a colleague.  That’s right – 276 participants across the four tracks of BMI think their colleagues should experience the Business Management Institute.

And here are a few testimonials about their BMI experience:

The topics had great variety and the faculty was top quality.

At BMI, I learned things that I am already putting into place at my college.

I was very impressed with the overall value, expertise and presenters of each section I attended. Very well done!!

Great to scan for CPE credits onsite. I loved the T-Shirt Exchange too!

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.  So just in case you were thinking it was all learning and no recovery time for the brain, think again! 

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Business Management Institute, so don’t delay registering.  BMI is always a SOLD-OUT event! 

Registration will open in late February 2020.  Registration rates for 2020 are: $1,195 for members through May 26 and after May 26, $1,295. The non-member registration rate is $1,495 regardless of registration date.

CPE Credits

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:

Learn More

General questions about BMI, contact Yvette at [email protected], 626.449.4356 or Pam at [email protected], 626.449.4356.

Questions or issues for BMI, contact the WACUBO Office at [email protected] or 206.209.5267.