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School Business Leadership

Breiseth • 800-WILKES U, x4671 (T) • 570-408-4905 (F) • Email

Master the business of education with our online master of science degree in School Business Leadership.

Wilkes University partnered with the Pennsylvania Association for School Business Officials (PASBO) to offer this unique master’s program. The 30-credit program was developed to address the key issues school business leaders face in today’s education environment.

While the program is designed for practicing school business personnel, it can also prepare those who are seeking positions in the field. Without related work experience, you may wish to consult additional resources for appropriate background information, however this is not mandatory.

Delivery Method

This program is offered completely online, meaning visits to campus are not required. This convenient format allows you to learn from anywhere and participate at a time of the day that suits you best, while still experiencing a high level of interaction with instructors and peers.  Courses are structured into week-long units with readings, class discussions and various assignments – all with established due dates.

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The program includes ten courses which may be taken in any order. All courses are three credits each.
SBL 501 Public Relations and School Communications
SBL 502 School Facility Management
SBL 503 Financial Operations of School Districts
SBL 504 Financial Planning & Management for School Business
SBL 505 Human Resources in Education
SBL 506 Materials Management in Schools
SBL 507 Information Technology in Education
SBL 508 Student Transportation
SBL 509 Food Service in Education
SBL 510 Leadership for School Business

Click here for more information about course offerings and planning your schedule.
Questions about admissions should be directed to Holly Banks-Fry at holly.fry@wilkes.edu or 1-800-WILKES-U ext. 5535. Academic advisement questions should be emailed to Grace Surdovel at grace.surdovel@wilkes.edu.
If you require Act 48 credits for your SBL coursework, please contact Judith Neri at judith.neri@wilkes.edu or 1-800-WILKES-U ext. 4244

Admissions requirements
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with an appropriate major. Prior work experience in the school business field is a plus, but not required.
Applicants must submit:

You may take individual courses without pursuing the degree, but an application is still required.



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