College of Business and Economics

Graduate Certificate in School Business Management

The graduate certificate in School Business Management (SBM) is intended for school administrators and other school business office staff who seek a financial background in accounting, budgeting, and service operations for school districts.


Certificate Requirements:

There are 13 core credits in the certificate program including three School Business Management financial courses, an Auxiliary Services course, and a one-credit capstone project course. However, individuals who already possess a master's degree and are seeking licensure can customize the certificate to include all credits required under Wisconsin DPI code 5008. Contact us for information on customizing the certificate, which is administered completely online. For core course list descriptions, Visit the Graduate Catalog.

NOTE: These credits can be applied toward the Master of Science in Education in School Business Management degree.


Admission Requirements:

No GMAT required.

A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required, preferably in accounting, or demonstration of accounting competency through a financial accounting course equivalent or related work experience.

In addition, applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

  • At least a 2.75 overall grade point average in the undergraduate degree program.
  • At least a 2.90 grade point average in the last half of the undergraduate degree program.
  • A master's degree or higher from an institution regionally-accredited at the corresponding graduate level.
  • At least 12 credits of graduate work completed on a regular grade basis at UW-Whitewater

What if you do not meet the admission requirements? Please email or call us at (262) 472-1945 to see if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.


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