Business Management Institute

Summer brings the return of WACUBO’s Business Management Institute (BMI), an immersion professional development program that has stood the test of time, now in its 63rd year.

This multi-day event is designed for today’s and tomorrow’s higher education business leaders. It draws 275 attendees and offers four tracks of programming for multiple career levels. Content for Track 1 is designed for developing early-stage professionals and those new to higher education business and administration.

Content for Tracks 2, 3 & 4 progresses to address the professional development needs of increasingly experienced, decision-making professionals. There are typically two general sessions for all attendees.


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 – 275 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!

Download 2019 BMI Handouts

CPE Credits

As part of WACUBO's ongoing commitment to professional development, we are a member of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors!

WACUBO's inclusion in this registry means that units offered through participation in WACUBO programs, including BMI, meet the standards set forth by such professional organizations as the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), among others.

This approval recognizes the high level of quality of WACUBO's programming. Members that have attained, or are working to attain, professional designations such as: CPA, CIA, CFA, CFE, CMA, will have the opportunity to accumulate CPE's through WACUBO BMI's badge scanning process onsite.

There are courses that may apply to other certifications, such as those available through Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).  Badges will be scanned for these courses and you will receive a record of your attendance.  However, since WACUBO is not registered to automatically submit CPEs to SHRM, you will need to self-report your record of attendance to the certifying organization.

The Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a Quality Assurance Service sponsor of continuing professional education. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding QAS program sponsors may be submitted to NASBA 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 Amy at [email protected] or 202.861.2556.