The School Business Management Certificate is a hybrid program with study being 85% online and 15% in-person.


The 2021-22 program will begin with a five day residential Boot Camp experience, which is usually held the last week in July. Dates for the Boot Camp will be provided soon.

In mid-January (dates TBD), the class will reconvene in Sacramento to attend the Governor’s Budget Workshop sponsored by School Services of California, Inc. The session focuses on getting ready for the Capstone Project, which is the summative assessment activity of the program. The mid-year meeting is an integral part of the program, it is currently scheduled to take place in a face-to-face setting.

The program concludes with a 3 day in-person Capstone, usually held the last week in June (dates TBD). This is when you will give your final project presentation as well as receive personal coaching on your resume preparation and your interviewing skills. A ceremony celebrating the culmination of the program is held and families are invited to attend.

Online Schedule

You will work in online learning environments that support both live and self-paced learning. You should plan to spend approximately 8-10 hours per week during the weeks that connect your in-person sessions. Your live sessions are held most Mondays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Your group and individual assignments have deadlines that can be completed at your pace.