Banking Schools

Bank Operations Institute (BOI)

The Bank Operations Institute (BOI) is a two-year banking program that provides the practical bank management and leadership strategies necessary for successful community bank operations. The dynamic community banking focused curriculum is overseen by bankers, industry consultants, regulators and other experts in the financial services field. It offers strategic insight into both the present and future of banking technology, best practices, administrative processes, and project management. The bank training emphasis is on practical skills and approaches required for effective and profitable bank operational management.
 

Date: October 12-17, 2014
Tuition: $1,975

Bank Lending Institute (BLI)

The Bank Lending Institute™ (BLI) is a two-year banking program that provides the practical bank management and leadership strategies necessary for successful community bank lending. The dynamic community banking focused curriculum is overseen by bankers, industry consultants, regulators and other experts in the financial services field. It offers strategic insight into both the present and future of banking technology, best practices, administrative processes, and project management. The bank training emphasis is on practical skills and approaches required for effective and profitable bank lending management.

Date: November 16-21, 2014
Tuition: $1,975

Texas Tech School of Banking

Leaders in the financial services industry encounter an ever-changing environment that requires a comprehensive skill set. Tomorrow's leaders will come from the ranks of today's junior management teams who have been trained in specialized areas. The Texas Tech School of Banking is designed to provide future leaders in the financial services industry with the skills, tools and perspective necessary to advance their careers and help their banks prosper. The program is designed to enable participants to understand the big picture of the rapidly changing financial services industry. Program graduates will have up-to-date knowledge of all major areas of banking, a fresh network of colleagues, and will be equipped to anticipate and respond to changes in this dynamic industry.

SW Graduate School of Banking

The SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) is the financial services industry's best source for education, training and information – designed specifically for bank officers. It is considered by many to be the nation's top educational source for commercial and consumer lenders, loan and operations officers, bank regulators, as well as marketing and management professionals.

Date: May 26-June 6, 2014
Tuition: $4,195 - inclusive of tuition, room and board, course portfolios, and all handout materials.


The SWGSB Millennium Scholarship

Each year the SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation offers bankers who are members of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas a $1,000 scholarship to the SW Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  The scholarship – called the “SWGSB Millennium Scholarship” – is applied toward the first-year (new students) tuition for the School.  “It is our way of giving back to the banking community that has so generously supported the SWGSB Foundation for five decades,” said S. Scott MacDonald, Ph.D., president and CEO of the SWGSB Foundation.

Those wishing to apply for the scholarship should submit their scholarship application to the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, which will make the final selection.  The scholarship must be used for the 2014 Session of the SW Graduate School of Banking, which will be held May 26 – June 6, 2014.  For more information on the SW Graduate School of Banking, please call (214) 768-2991, e-mail swgsb@swgsb.org, or visit the School’s web site.  The 2014 SWGSB brochure is now available online.

The Community Bankers School (CBS)

The Community Bankers School (CBS), formerly The Midwest School for Community Bankers, provides broad exposure to important elements of community banking. It gives students the most up-to-date thinking on core principles of community banking: compliance, operations, consumer credit, documentation, asset/liability management, marketing, management principles, and much, much more. Plus, it gives attendees a vast range of specific banking skills and techniques that can contribute immediately to their banks' overall success. 

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San Houston State University E.M.B.A. in Banking and Financial Institutions

The Executive Master of Business Administration (E.M.B.A.) in Banking and Financial Institutions program at Sam Houston State University is designed to develop and enhance a candidate’s skills that are necessary for a position of leadership in a financial institution or regulatory agency. The program emphasizes the integration and synthesis of various disciplines to develop a student’s ability to function and make sound administrative decisions in a dynamic financial institution environment. The E.M.B.A. program is suited for qualified students from any academic discipline who have experience in the financial institutions field.
 
The E.M.B.A. is a two-year cohort program with a new cohort beginning each fall semester. It is an online program with an annual two-week residency requirement prior to the start of each fall semester.