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2021 WACUBO BMI Virtual Campus Experience

With the health and safety of our colleagues and community in mind, combined with the closure of UC Santa Barbara for Summer Conferences, the WACUBO Board of Directors is pleased to announce the return of the Business Management Institute Virtual Campus Experience, Tuesday, August 3–Thursday, August 5.

WACUBO recognizes the many challenges faced by our member institutions during 2020 and extending into 2021. Understanding these difficulties, BMI offers high-value content and a special registration offer. Time is a precious commodity in our busy virtual lifestyles, so we will bring you the best of BMI in a three-day schedule. We know many of our member institutions send more than one worthy employee to BMI each year, so we are offering a special “Colleague Discount” registration offer to enable institutions to involve a greater number of staff members to attend in these challenging times. 

If you participated in the 2020 BMI Virtual Campus Experience, you already know it ROCKED. Evaluations told us that 93% of participants strongly agreed with the statement: I would take another class if offered by WACUBO through a platform similar to the BMI Virtual Campus Experience.

Make the 2021 BMI Virtual Campus part of your higher education professional development experiences this year. 

Registration for the WACUBO 2021 Business Management Institute (BMI) is now open with Early Bird and the Colleague Discount Registration for Member and Non-Member rates is available.

New this year:  Colleague Discount for each pair of attendees from an institution. Registration with the first registrant at the 2016 rollback rate of $895 and second registrant from the same institution at a $300 discount. There is no limitation on pairs of attendees from the same institution and attendees can register for any of the four tracks.

Program & General Information is available to view, as well as a Schedule-at-a-Glance.  In the near future, we will post Track 1-4 Courses, BMI Wisdom Capture opportunities, Social Gatherings and thoughtful General and Game Changer sessions. Take a look and stay tuned for details to be added soon.

What Track is right for you?

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. 

Here are a few testimonials from participants at the 2020 BMI Virtual Campus Experience:

"It was a terrific BMI.  Everyone did an amazing job putting this together for us.  I shared my experiences with my supervisor and the rest of the team.  Let them know it was a top notch!" - Track 2

"This year was my fourth and final track. I am grateful for my university’s support and permitting me to attend. I walk away from BMI motivated and determined. I know we are in uncertain times in higher education, but I believe the skills I’ve learned throughout my BMI experience will help me navigate what lies ahead." - Track 4

"This was my first year attending and I had a great experience. Thank you to you all the others for making this possible. I really liked having a Class Leader and “home room” for my track. I hope that you consider a virtual option going forward in the future, we could send so many more people with the reduced cost of virtual attendance and I work with several people who would love the opportunity to participate."- Track 1

"I wasn’t sure what to expect in an online conference, but this turned out fantastic!  Looking forward to next year – on the beach at UCSB or online!" - Track 1

"It was a great week and I thoroughly enjoyed all of the camaraderie and learning.  I was telling my supervisor this morning that you all should be proud of your accomplishment as it was a terrific virtual experience." - Track 2

"I loved working with everyone in our BMI study groups.  I learned a lot of new skills and how to approach the challenges we are all facing. I am really grateful I was part of this wonderful BMI experience!" - Track 3

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.