Learn to manage university auxiliary services
Discover how to design business solutions that enhance campus programs and services with this customizable six-course online graduate certificate.
What are college auxiliary services?
Student auxiliary services are typically a product or service that aims to enhance the quality of life for students, faculty, and staff, which include:
- University bookstores
- Campus child care centers
- Dining services
- Residential services
- Student services
This certificate blends business management practices with student affairs concepts, providing skills in key areas important to the business management of student affairs or auxiliary services, including:
- The finance environment within higher education,
- Historical and philosophical foundations of student affairs,
- Leadership and motivation in organizations, and
- Marketing management.
Who should earn this certificate?
Whether you have experience in student affairs and are seeking business management skills, or you are looking to launch your business management career in student affairs, this certificate gives you the knowledge and skills to succeed in careers in housing and dining, student union operations, conference and special events, and many other university auxiliary services.
Option to pursue a master's
This certificate is a companion to the Student Affairs in Higher Education Master's Degree. The credits completed as part of this program can be applied toward the degree after formal admission per University transfer policies. Note that successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.
Get started with a free course
If you’re unsure whether this profession would be a good fit, consider taking the Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession free online course. If you’ve ever considered what it might be like to work in areas such as college admissions, campus recreation, enrollment services, housing and dining, or other student affairs departments, take this risk-free opportunity to learn more.