Resources for New Business Officers
NACUBO recognizes the need for specialized training and mentoring for new chief business officers, and offers a number of programs that balance experience and expertise with practical application to increase new business officers' organizational, personal, and technical competencies.
The annual New Business Officers Program is designed to provide resources, information and guidance through an intensive two-day workshop immediately preceding the NACUBO Annual Meeting. Participants examine the current complexities of the role and learn from experienced chief business officers, presidents, provosts, NACUBO experts and other pivotal higher education representatives. New Business Officers Program attendance is limited to chief business and financial officers who report directly to the president or chancellor and who have been in their current positions for less than three years. The program boasts more than 500 alumni.
In addition, each year NACUBO offers a variety of professional development programs at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels for higher education business professionals.
- 2015 Global Operations Forum
(October 27, 2015)
- 2015 Tax Forum
(October 25, 2015)
- 2015 Planning and Budgeting Forum
(September 28, 2015)
- 2015 Higher Education Accounting Forum
(April 26, 2015)
- 2015 Student Financial Services
(March 22, 2015)
- 2015 Endowment and Debt Management Forum
(February 4, 2015)
- 2014 Global Operations Forum
(September 30, 2014)
- 2014 Tax Forum
(September 28, 2014)
- 2014 Planning and Budgeting Forum
(September 22, 2014)
- 2014 CAO and CBO Collaborations
(August 4, 2014)
Business Officer Magazine Articles
- Skill by Skill
- Season to Task
- Predictive Patterns
- Going for Zero
- Organic IT
- Livening Up the Shelves
- On the Spot
- Matching Grants
- Coming to Terms
- All Debt on Deck
The 2013 National Profile of Higher Education Chief Business Officers provides information on the career paths, current areas of responsibility, and plans for future career advancement, as well as basic demographic and other characteristics of CBOs at all types of colleges and universities in the U.S.
Successful institutions need a CBO and CAO (Chief Academic Officer) who work well together, communicate openly, jointly present messages and produce action to move the institution forward. This white paper, The CAO-CBO Collaboration Opportunity Cycle, shows a four-step collaborative cycle resulting in a truly collaborative relationship producing action to propel the institution forward.
NACUBO's CFO Perspectives is a series of white papers written by authors with extensive experience in financial operations and offers insights that may prove especially helpful to new business officers or board members, presidents, senior administrators, faculty, and staff.
College and University Business Administration, 7th Edition is the core reference work for all phases of higher education management. Complimentary chapters of the publication are available.
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- ON-DEMAND: How to Build, Develop, and Support a Compliance Program at Your Institution
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- ON-DEMAND: VIRTUAL: 2014 Annual Meeting
- ON-DEMAND: VIRTUAL: Student Financial Services Conference
- ON-DEMAND: VIRTUAL: Higher Education Accounting Forum
- A Guide to College and University Budgeting: Foundations for Institutional Effectiveness, 4th ed. - by Larry Goldstein
- NACUBO's Guide to Unitizing Investment Pools - by Mary S. Wheeler
- Managing and Collecting Student Accounts and Loans - by David R. Glezerman and Dennis DeSantis