School Business Administrator Course Descriptions
EDUL 635 Principalship I, Credits: 3
Students will gain an understanding of the basic fundamental concepts related to leadership and management in a school district and how it applies to the Business Manager. Concepts to be covered include; leadership styles, vision, mission, culture, diversity, management and integrity.
EDUL 664 Human Resources and Legal Issues, Credits: 3
Theory and practice will be reviewed as it relates to Human Resources in the school district. Areas to be covered will be; personnel and benefits, professional development, labor relations, employment agreements and work environment. Reviewing the legal issues related to risk management, contracts, negotiation, etc. will be reinforced during this class.
EDUL 660 Financial Resource 1, Credits: 3
Managing the Financial Resources of the school district is a major responsibility of the School Business Administrator. This course will review the principles associated with sound financial management; principals of school financing, preparing school budget, evaluate and communication of the budget, working with the board, and standards of accounting.
EDUL 662 Financial Resources II, Credits: 3
This class complements Financial Resource I and builds upon the basic concepts that need to be understood and applied by a School Business Administrator. Concepts to be covered include; inventory management, zoning and dispersal of property/buildings, insurance coverage and risk management.
EDUL 661 Business Office and Operation Management, Credits: 3
This course will provide an understanding of the day to day functions of a School Business Administrator and support staff duties. Concepts that will be reviewed; purchasing systems, local-state-federal budgeting processes, accounting-auditing systems and financial reporting.
EDUL 637 Politics and School-Community Relations, Credits: 3
Exploring the key concepts that involve presentation and communicating information to key stakeholders will be highlighted in this class. Key concepts that will be covered include; community involvement, community history, school-business relations, and understanding the politics of the community.
EDUL 663 Ancillary Service, Credits: 3
The focus of this course is on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions a School Business Administrator needs in order to facilitate, operate and manage in an efficient manner the ancillary services of; transportation, property purchasing, facility planning, food service and risk management policies.
EDUL 770 School Business Manager Practicum, Credits: 3
The aspiring School Business Administrator will have an opportunity to experience the day to day routine of the School Business Administrator in this course. The students will be expected to experience activities aligned with each of the content and national standards and shore up any deficits. (150 hours)