Business Management Institute
Earn up to 19.5 CPE Credits

Thank you for attending!

 July 31–August 4, 2022
University of California, Santa Barbara


Overview Registration Program & General Information Schedule-at-a-Glance
Institute Facility & Accommodations Scholarships CPE Credits General Information & Handouts


Registration closed on July 22, 2022. 

This multi-day event, July 31–August 4, is designed to provide participants with a combination of courses on current issues, practical solutions, and personal development.  To provide this broad perspective, each course you take may not be specifically related to your field, but it will give you a foundation future opportunities. Remember, BMI is a career-building experience, not a skill-specific workshop.  Our objectives are for you 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 common issues across higher education
  • Develop professional relationships with colleagues from other institutions
  • Prepare for your next opportunity
Tracks 1 is designed for early-career individuals and is considered a valuable foundation to more experienced people who are new to higher education.  The curriculum includes courses that are skills based in finance & administration, as well as courses that provide a broader perspective of working across a campus.  Rounding out your learning experience are courses in human resources and personal development

Track 2
 is focused on strengthening your knowledge in the practical areas with curriculum on budgeting, risk management and data analytics. As with Track 1, we don’t forget the importance of bringing your best self to all that you do.  Courses that further develop your interpersonal skills and ways to navigate the workplace are included.  

Track 3
 is the BMI Case Study year.  Each participant prepares a case study on an issue or project to share in small group conversations.  Peers in the small group offer their perspectives on one another’s case study.  It is a unique and safe place to seek and receive advice and assistance.  Each small group has a facilitator who is an experienced professional in higher education.  The curriculum also includes lessons in leadership, organizational development, and broader campus topics.

Track 4
 is focused on strategy planning in higher education in a workshop format that engages everyone in moving through a planning process.  There are broad perspectives to be learned by everyone and small group activities to bring home the purpose and value of planning.  There are also courses to increase your knowledge of working across the whole university system and further develop your leadership capacity. 

BMI is a proven, signature professional development experience, now entering its 65th year.  BMI has always received high approval ratings from attendees.

All Tracks attend two General Sessions and participate in peer learning and connecting conversations opportunities.  The intense classroom days give way to cool evenings with fun and relaxing events, including a picnic at the beach to unwind and make more connections with other participants.  New this year, all participants are included in the Pre-BMI Virtual Welcome Event to Get You Ready for your in-person BMI experience. 


Registration closed on July 22, 2022. 

Registration Rates*

On or Before
May 27, 2022

Early Bird rates extended through
June 3, 2022

After May 27, 2022
2022 BMI Full Attendee $1,095 $1,195 $1,495
*Registration includes three dinners in addition to all classroom content, CPE tracking, and access to materials. 
Additional Registration Options
Lunch Meal Ticket $26 $26 $26
Guest Ticket - Opening Dinner $60 $60 $60
Guest Ticket - Picnic on the Beach $70 $70 $70
Guest Ticket - Closing Dinner $80 $80 $80

Event Terms, Conditions, and Policies

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to [email protected]. Cancellations received on or before Friday, July 1, 2022, will receive a refund, less a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be given after July 1, 2022. Substitutions within the same track are allowed at any time.

Code of Conduct: 

WACUBO events are community events intended for education, networking, and collaboration. We value the participation of everyone and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout all events hosted in the WACUBO space. To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, Business Partners, organizers, and volunteers at any event, in-person or virtual, are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. In registering for and/or participating in this event, you consent to comply with the following Code of Conduct. 

Examples of encouraged behavior that contributes to a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for everyone at the event
  • Showing empathy towards other participants

We do not tolerate the following:

  • Spam (verbally or in chats), including saying or re-posting the same word/content repeatedly in order to disrupt the conversation
  • Harassment, bullying, and intimidation
  • Harassment and bullying are defined as:
    • Negative comments about race/ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical appearance, citizenship, or other protected categories
    • Intimidation or threats, including sharing images or text especially to threaten
    • Unwelcome sexual attention, including sharing images or text especially to sexually harass
    • Threatening or other endangerment of minors or any persons
    • Any activity meant to convey or cultivate hostility
    • Ad hominem insults or other attacks
    • Encouraging the above behavior

COVID-19 Code of Conduct

WACUBO has established this COVID-19 Code of Conduct to serve as a guideline for the conduct of anyone attending or participating in the WACUBO 2022 BMI, as well as the consequences for not adhering to the protocols. We expect you to follow this code so that you and other participants can enjoy the WACUBO 2022 BMI with respect for the rights of others. Violating any portion of the Code of Conduct may result in removal from event activities without refund or warning and exclusion from attending future events.

Conditions and requirements related to COVID-19 may change prior to BMI. If changed, we will send new information with check box requests.

You must agree to the following policies when you register for the WACUBO 2022 BMI. Please review them before registering. 

Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Related to COVID-19

I understand, agree and hereby consent that my failure or disregard to follow all protocols in effect and required by WACUBO, CDC and  the venue provider during my attendance at WACUBO is hereby sufficient grounds to be excluded from attending the event by WACUBO or an event authority, and I hereby consent in advance to leave and exit the event, without protest or refund, upon request by WACUBO or an event authority due to my refusal to follow said protocols.

Vaccination / Testing Requirements

I understand that I, and any registrants from my institution, will need to show proof of vaccination or/negative COVID test taken within 48 hours upon arrival to attend BMI.

Mask Requirements

I understand that I will have to wear a face mask at all WACUBO BMI Events at all times when you are not actively eating and drinking.

Assumption of Risk

I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself in order to attend the WACUBO 2022 BMI and enter into the conference premises. The event is of such value to me that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to attend in person. 

Waiver, Release, and Indemnification

As a condition of my participation at WACUBO 2022 BMI, I, do hereby expressly waive any rights against and release and hold harmless WACUBO and any of its officers, employees, affiliates, contractors, agents, heirs, legal successors, and assigns (collectively “WACUBO”) from and against any and all claims, suits, demands, losses, damages, expenses, or liability of whatever kind or nature (collectively “liability”), under any theory of law or equity, that may arise during or as a result of my presence at the premises, including but not limited to any such liability related to or arising out of illness, injury, or death associated with infection of COVID-19 or complications, symptoms, or other effects resulting from contracting COVID-19. I shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless WACUBO and all other Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including attorney fees, fees and the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this Agreement, and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers, arising out or resulting from any claim of a third party related to the Activities.   I UNDERSTAND, AND IT IS MY EXPRESS INTENT, THAT THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY RELEASES WACUBO FROM SUCH LIABILITY EVEN IF SUCH LIABILITY RESULTS FROM OR IS CAUSED BY THE SOLE OR CONTRIBUTORY OR ACTIVE OR PASSIVE NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER LEGAL FAULT OF WACUBO OR ANY THIRD PARTY. I ALSO UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WACUBO DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL OR OTHER ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MEDICAL, HEALTH, OR DISABLITY ASSISTANCE IN THE EVENT OF INJURY OR ILLNESS. IN THE EVENT THAT I OR MY FAMILY MEMBER IS INJURED, BECOMES ILL, OR SUFFERS COMPLICATIONS DUE TO COVID-19, ALLEGEDLY AS A RESULT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN AN WACUBO EVENT, I AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS WACUBO IN THE SAME MANNER AND TO THE SAME EXTENT AS SET FORTH ABOVE.

Professional Development Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities Available. Learn More!WACUBO offers professional development scholarships to employees of WACUBO member institutions. These scholarships will go toward all or a portion of the registration fees of an annual conference, professional development workshop, or other WACUBO sponsored professional development programs.

If you intend to apply for scholarship funds, please secure your space at BMI by registering before you are notified of your award if your application is approved. You can do so by selecting Invoice Me as your payment option. If you are not awarded a scholarship and choose not to attend the workshop, you will be able to cancel without penalty with notification sent to the WACUBO Office on or before Friday, July 1, 2022.

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General questions about BMI, contact Pam at [email protected], (626) 449-4356

Online registration questions or issues for BMI, contact the WACUBO Office at [email protected] or (206) 209-5267

CPE Credits - Group Live

The Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) 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: