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Business Affairs Forum

By combining best practice research with data and benchmarking tools, the Business Affairs Forum is designed to help finance and administrative executives answer this unprecedented financial pressure and achieve their most critical goals—principled growth, sustainable costs savings, and continual improvement of core business operations.

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Mitch Robinson, Vice President of Finance and Administration at Austin Peay State University, describes how EAB's Administrative Services Alignment Survey helps boost the quality of the university's decisions.

"The Business Affairs Forum actually identifies ways you can effect change on campus and make improvements for the benefit of the student."

Mitch Robinson, Vice President of Finance and Administration at Austin Peay State University

Research & Insights


Higher education’s tough budgetary climate has heightened board and other stakeholders’ (for example, academic leaders, alumni, and parents) interest in their institutions’ financial health. In response, finance leaders are looking to build board-facing financial dashboards to meet rising stakeholder demands for financial information.

Finance and administration leaders are tracking more data than ever before, but many struggle to use it to inflect performance. In turn, some leaders are turning to management dashboards to better organize metrics. Dashboards are a proven tool that other industries, such as retail and finance, have long used to manage, track, and analyze data to inform decision-making.



These presentations provide institutions with the tools to identify opportunities for administrative process improvement and embed a reengineering mindset among frontline staff and managers alike, all with the goal of reclaiming lost productivity, increasing staff capacity to facilitate a growth mindset, and achieving cost savings.

In this event, join a group of your peers at the Business Affairs Forum’s 2020 Executive Roundtables and CBO's Cabinet Summits. The meeting will feature a presentation of new EAB research and lively facilitated discussion around the application of best practices and case profiles on your campus.

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