College Business Management Institute (CBMI)

  • Jul 29 - Aug 3, 2018
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • $595 Prior to July 1, $645 After
  • 32 CPE Credits
  • (202) 861-2516
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The College Business Management Institute (CBMI) offers an intensive course of study in business and financial management for administrators of colleges and universities. Over 500 business officers and administrators, representing hundreds of colleges and universities of every size and description, attend each year. 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 up to 32 hours of instruction each summer for three years to earn a certificate of completion. Ranging from entry level to advance, approximately 60 courses are taught by distinguished faculty who are practicing administrators and leaders in their fields.

There is no prerequisite to attend CBMI.


CBMI is designed to give participants the opportunity to:

  • 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.
  • Study administrative issues specific to higher education.
  • Prepare for a promotion.
  • Gain a broader perspective of higher education business administration.

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

Scholarships are Available

SACUBO will provide twelve scholarships of $1,000 each for individuals to attend the 2018 College Business Management Institute. The purpose of the scholarships is to promote professional development for individuals whose institution cannot afford to send an employee to this event. The applicant’s college or university must be a member of SACUBO for the application to be considered.

The application deadline has past. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than June 20, 2018.


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.

Facility Map

CBMI will be held on the University of Kentucky campus in the White Hall Classroom Building and Gatton Student Center.  A set of participant maps are available here.

Interactive Campus Map


CBMI participants are encouraged to wear casual attire to all class sessions. Wear your school colors and show your school spirit at Sunday’s registration and welcome buffet. The Monday evening reception should be "business casual" and the Thursday evening banquet should be "business dressy." The classrooms can sometimes be quite cool; we strongly recommend you bring a sweater or light jacket. We also recommend comfortable walking shoes during the class day. Furthermore, it is advised to bring a travel umbrella.

Group Photo

A group photo of all first-year participants and a group photo of all returning participants will be taken on Monday, just prior to lunch. The photo will be taken behind Memorial Hall. Each participant will receive a copy of the photo at no charge. Since the photo will be taken outdoors, it is encouraged that all participants wear casual attire.

Computer and Internet Access

If you are staying at the Hyatt or Hilton, internet access is included with your reservation. On campus, complimentary, limited guest internet access is available. You will need to connect to the network name “UK-Guest” from your device. Some features may be limited while utilizing this complimentary connection. For more information, visit this page.

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 32 hours of CPE each summer for three years as they work to earn a certificate of completion.

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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: