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History and Philosophy of Higher Education




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Course level: Doctorate Courses

This course introduces and examines the major features of the financial functions operative within various types of higher education institutions. The financial functions of various types and sizes of post-secondary institutions will be presented. Specifically, the financial functions of the following kinds of colleges and universities will be compared and contrasted: public and private, non-profit and for-profit entities; small, medium, and large entities; urban, suburban, and rural entities; and unionized and non-unionized entities. In each case, traditional, non- traditional, and emerging income streams will be explored, in conjunction with traditional cost centers, non-traditional cost centers, and emerging cost centers. Strategic financial planning and global market influences, in the context of higher education institutions will be addressed. Traditional, new, and emerging administrative practices being utilized by financial managers to control the economic dynamics engendered by various combinations of the above variables will be discussed.


This doctorate level course requires proof of completion of a Master's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process

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