College Business Management Institute (CBMI)


  • July 24 - 28, 2022
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Registration will open in April
  • 28 CPE Credits
  • (859) 562-1567
  • Email

Join us in Lexington for CBMI 2022 to be held July 24 – 28. 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 2022 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. Over 530 business officers and administrators, representing 207 institutions from 27 states, attended CBMI in 2021.

There is no prerequisite to attend CBMI.


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.

Scholarships are Available

SACUBO will provide twelve scholarships of $1,000 each for individuals to participate in the 2022 College Business Management Institute. The purpose of the scholarships is to promote professional development for individuals whose institution 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.

The application period has closed. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than May 25, 2022.

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 20 hours of instruction:

  • Treasury Management
  • Fundamentals of Higher Education Investments
  • Stewardship of Gift Funds
  • Financial Asset and Liability Management
  • Introduction to Capital Finance
  • Advanced Capital Financing
  • PCI Compliance

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.

The Treasury Institute promotes excellence in treasury and financial management through developing educational programs and the sharing of best practices. Their goals are to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and service delivery of the treasury and financial operations of education institutions by developing and offering program content of superior quality.

Treasury Management Track Scholarships

There are a limited number of Treasury Institute scholarships available to those enrolling in the Treasury Track when registering. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

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.

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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: