The Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) Degree in School Business Management provides students an opportunity to pursue a course of study which will qualify them for licensure as a School Business Manager.
Job titles of those graduating with this degree include: Director of Finance, School Business Manager, Comptroller, Accountant, Director of Administrative Services, Director of Information Systems, Human Resource Manager, Director of Buildings and Grounds, Benefits Manager, and Financial Consultant.
Positions are available in vocational schools, public and private school districts, public and private universities, county agencies, Cooperative Education Service Agencies (CESA), cities and villages, municipalities, and the Department of Public Instruction.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with an understanding of the organization of elementary and secondary schools and the expertise needed to manage their resources. Applied learning opportunities prepare students with the skills necessary to assume responsibilities in the areas of school finance and accounting, computer technology, property management, state reporting and other statutory requirements, policy interpretation, budget preparation and administration, cash management, personnel management, purchasing, risk management, collective bargaining, and strategic planning.
To be admitted to the School Business Management program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a candidate must be accepted by the Graduate School and meet program entrance requirements. The status of each student is determined by his/her undergraduate grade point average and undergraduate or graduate work.
The degree requires a minimum of 36 credits of course work and includes an internship with a licensed School Business Manager. This unpaid experience is supervised by university personnel.
At least half of the graduate level courses in the degree program must be at the 700 level.
SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 21-24 CREDITS
1. SCHBUSMG-770 SCHOOL FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
2. SCHBUSMG-771 SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
3. SCHBUSMG-772 LEGAL ASPECTS OF EDUCATION
4. SCHBUSMG-774 SCHOOL BUDGET & FINANCIAL PLANNING
5. SCHBUSMG-777 SCHOOL AUXILIARY SERVICES MANAGEMENT
6. SCHBUSMG-778 INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT*
7. SCHBUSMG-782 COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATION IN EDUCATION
*Internship is 3-6 credits; number of credits to be determined by the internship coordinator in conjunction with the student and adviser.
EDUCATION 6 CREDITS
1. SCHBUSMG-775 ADMINISTRATION & ORGANIZATION OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2. SCHBUSMG-781 SCHOOL COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY
BUSINESS 3 CREDITS
1. MANGEMNT-751 SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
ELECTIVES 3-6 CREDITS WHICH MAY INCLUDE:
ITBE-740 BUSINESS PROFESS COMMUNICATION
ITBE-772 BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES
ITBE-775 BUSINESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS
ITBE-778 NETWORK ADMINISTRATION FOR THE END USER
MARKETNG-733 SEMINAR IN METHODOLOGY BUSINESS RESEARCH or EDFOUND-780 TECHNIQUES OF ASSESSMENT & RESEARCH