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School Business Management MSE (UW–Whitewater)

Education-Related Studies

The Master of Science in Education (MSE) in School Business Management provides a course of study to qualify students for licensure as a School Business Manager. Graduates of the program have assumed roles as Director of Finance, Comptroller, Director of Administrative Services, Director of Information Services, Human Resources Manager, Director of Buildings and Grounds, Benefits Manager and Financial Consultant.

Positions are available in vocational schools, public and private school districts, public and private universities, county agencies, Cooperative Education Service Agencies (CESA), cities and villages, municipalities and the Department of Public Instruction.

The curriculum is designed to provide students with an understanding of the organization of elementary and secondary schools and the expertise needed to manage their resources. Applied learning opportunities prepare students with the skills necessary to assume responsibilities in the areas of school finance and accounting, computer technology, property management, state reporting and other statutory requirements, policy interpretation, budget preparation and administration, cash management, personnel management, purchasing, risk management, collective bargaining and strategic planning.

Total credits required for completion: 36

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program in good standing academically, students will need:

  1. A baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited school.
  2. At least a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 basis) in all the graduate work previously completed at UW-Whitewater, with no grades of P or I.
  3. One of the following:
  • At least a 2.75 overall grade point average in the undergraduate degree program.
  • At least a 2.90 grade point average in the last half of the undergraduate degree program.
  • A master's degree or higher from an institution regionally accredited at the corresponding graduate level.

Students not meeting these qualifications may seek admission on an academic probationary basis.

Degree-granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

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