Student Affairs Management of Auxiliary Enterprises Graduate Certificate

Online student affairs management certificate

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 in Student Affairs Management of Auxiliary Enterprises.

What are college auxiliary services?

  • University bookstores
  • Campus child care centers
  • Dining services
  • Residential services
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Student services

Higher education professionals working in these enterprise units find themselves following traditional business management practices and principles. Similarly, some student affairs professionals in non-auxiliary service areas also work in business-oriented capacities. In both cases, business and student affairs skill sets are required, and CSU’s higher education management certificate offers that unique combination.

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.

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. However, successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.

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