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Considering a Career Change? Attend LIU Post Information Session on Becoming a School District Business Leader

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Gina Bigelow,Associate Director of Public Relations
LIU Post * LIU Brentwood * LIU Riverhead
(516) 299-2332

Brookville, N.Y. – As the national employment outlook continues to improve, individuals seeking new careers, especially those with a background in finance, accounting or management, may find that their prior experience will transition well in the area of education as school district business leaders. LIU Post will present an information session about the LIU Post graduate-level Advanced Certificate in School District Business Leader on Saturday, June 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the George Farber Administration Center (BOCES) in Garden City, N.Y.

The 30-credit program can be completed in 12 to 15 months and is offered at a 50 percent discount off regular tuition rates (at Nassau BOCES location only). Classes will begin summer/fall 2012 and will be held at the Nassau BOCES George Farber Administration Center in Garden City.

"With today's standards of auditing and heightened financial scrutiny, the demand for qualified school district leaders, particularly on Long Island, is increasing," said Arnold Dodge, chairman of the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration and an assistant professor of education at LIU Post. "Professionals who can balance revenues against expenditures and successfully manage the protocols of a business office are highly sought after."

The Advanced Certificate in School District Business Leader is especially suited to people who have a master's degree in accounting or an M.B.A., although a master's degree in any field will be accepted for the program.  (For those seeking a master's degree, additional coursework will be made available.) This school district business leader program prepares graduates for positions as assistant, associate or deputy superintendent for business in public and private K-12 schools. Courses will cover public school finance, the school budget process, accounting, purchasing, insurance, school law, personnel and staffing decisions, bargaining agreements, and school district administration. Under the mentorship of a school administrator, students complete a 400-hour hands-on internship in a school business office.

The information session will feature representatives of LIU Post who will help evaluate attendees' experience and education and explain certification requirements.  For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Carol Soucie at (516) 299-2244 or arnold.dodge@liu.edu or visit www.liu.edu/post/edleadership. For Gainful Employment information, visit liu.edu/ge.

Posted 05/16/2012

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