Business Essentials for Urban School Administrators

Graduate Certificate (12 credits)

This series provides students with strategies to develop business systems supporting urban environments. The certificate explores constructing systems, recognizing and solving complex school building issues and effectively communicating the solutions to staff and community stakeholders, and analyzing an urban school’s performance management process, leadership development plans, and alignment of goals to outcomes for improved business management of urban school building operations, resources, and communications. Faculty and students summarize the essentials of performance management used to assess the performance of an individual school.

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Why pursue a business essentials for urban school administrators certificate at Davenport?

Learn to provide leadership in educational equity through the business essentials for urban school administrators certificate at Davenport. You’ll explore constructing systems, recognizing and solving complex school building issues and effectively communicating the solutions to staff and community stakeholders, and analyzing an urban school’s performance management process, leadership development plans, and alignment of goals to outcomes for improved business management of urban school building operations, resources, and communications.

You’ll be well-positioned for job opportunities. By earning the business essentials certificate, you’ll be eligible for increased compensation and/or advancement within your school district. 

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Benefit from our educational partnerships

Take advantage of Davenport’s relationships with partner districts, some of which often offer tuition benefits to candidates enrolled in our urban education programs. 

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Hands-on experience in urban settings

Gain hands-on experience through projects, service learning, research, fieldwork and internships in urban education settings with a focus on leadership for educational equity and inclusion. 

 

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Financial aid and discounts available

Benefit from Davenport’s expansive partnerships with local schools and districts. If you work for one of our educational partners, you may be eligible for tuition discounts of up to 39%.  

 

 

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Faculty who are educational leaders

Experience a 15:1 student-faculty ratio and learn from Davenport University faculty who are certified teaching professionals with more than 10 years of experience as educational leaders. 

 

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Focused on best practices  

Leverage your experience while exploring research and best practices in areas like leadership for educational equity, curriculum, instruction and assessment, entrepreneurship and more.    

 

 

Get started on your business essentials for urban school administrators certificate

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your business essentials certificate at Davenport.

Talk to a graduate admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

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Start or advance your career as an educational leader in our cities. Request more information or begin your application now.

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