July 23 – 28, 2023 | Lexington, KY

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2023 College Business Management Institute (CBMI)

  • July 23 - 28, 2023
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 28 CPE Credits
  • (859) 562-1567

The 2023 CBMI has now passed. Thank you to everyone who attended!

Co-sponsored by SACUBO and the University of Kentucky, the College Business Management Institute (CBMI) offers an intensive course of study in business and financial management for administrators of colleges and universities. Ranging from entry-level to advanced, approximately 50 courses will be taught during CBMI 2023 by distinguished faculty who are practicing administrators and leaders in their fields.

CBMI is designed to provide participants with an overview of current issues and procedures applicable to institutions of higher education large and small, public and private. Individuals participate in one week of instruction each summer for three years to earn a certificate of completion. More than 530 business officers and administrators, representing 221 institutions from 25 states, attended CBMI in 2022.

There is no prerequisite to attend CBMI.

Scholarships Are Available

SACUBO will provide twelve scholarships of $1,000 each for individuals to attend the 2023 College Business Management Institute. The purpose of the scholarships is to promote professional development for individuals whose institutions cannot afford for an employee to attend this event. The applicant’s college or university must be a member of SACUBO for the application to be considered. Applicants must complete the online CBMI Scholarship Application form no later than June 9, 2023.  Applicants will be notified of their status no later than June 20, 2023.

Scholarship Application Is Now Closed


CBMI is designed to give participants the opportunity to:

  • Gain a broader perspective of higher education business administration
  • Discuss the latest issues and topics in higher education
  • Learn how other institutions deal with administrative problems
  • Develop professional relationships with colleagues at other institutions
  • Prepare for a promotion

To provide this broad perspective, each course you take may not be specifically related to your field.

Who Should Attend?

Administrators and personnel in higher education who have interest or responsibilities in any of the following areas:

  • Academic Departments
  • Accounting or Finance
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Budget or Planning
  • Development
  • Institutional Management
  • Personnel
  • Physical Plant
  • Purchasing
  • Safety and Security
  • Student Personnel


CBMI faculty includes presidents, vice presidents or vice-chancellors, and other key faculty and administrators of prominent colleges and universities across the nation. Corporate executives also make up the CBMI faculty. The distinguished instructors are practicing administrators and leaders in their fields. They are actively involved with professional associations such as SACUBO, NACUBO, NASPA, APPA, CUPA, NACUA, NACAS, ACUHO and URMIA. The faculty receives feedback through participant evaluations which enable them to improve their instruction each year.

CPE Information

CBMI is an excellent opportunity to earn continuing professional credits. Earn CPE credits as you attend courses taught by distinguished faculty who are practicing administrators and leaders in their fields, and network with colleagues from colleges and universities of every size and description. Participants can earn up to 28 hours of CPE each summer for three years as they work to earn a certificate of completion.

For questions regarding CPE credits for CBMI, please email [email protected].

Treasury Management Track

For higher education treasury managers and staff members interested in treasury concepts, we are pleased to announce the Treasury Institute of Higher Education has partnered with the SACUBO’s College Business Management Institute to provide a Treasury Management track within CBMI. The Treasury Track includes the following subject areas, totaling 24 hours of instruction:

  • Treasury Management 
  • Fundamentals of Operating Investments
  • Fundamentals of Endowment Investments
  • Introduction to Capital Finance
  • Advanced Capital Financing
  • Financial Asset & Liability Management
  • Stewardship of Gift Funds
  • PCI Compliance
  • Current Issues & Trends in Strategic Treasury Management

Upon completion of the courses, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Treasury Institute of Higher Education. Participants may complete all the Treasury Track courses during one week of CBMI.

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The Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO) 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: NASBAregistry.org.