Banking Schools

Bank Operations Institute (BOI)

The Bank Operations Institute (BOI) is a two-year banking program that provides practical bank management and leadership strategies necessary for successful community bank operations. It leads the training field in preparing community bankers for banking in the 21st century. The community banking focused curriculum is overseen by the industry's top bank management practitioners, consultants, regulators, insurers, senior bank officers, directors, commercial lenders, loan specialists and educators. This course offers strategic insight into banking technology, best practices, administrative processes and project management with an emphasis on practical, real-world banking issues. 


Date: Starts January 26, 2021 in virtual format. Program continues every other Tuesday though November 1.


Bank Lending Institute (BLI)

The Bank Lending Institute™ (BLI) is a two-year banking program that provides practical bank management and leadership strategies necessary for successful community bank lending. The 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. Hosted at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, BLI puts an emphasis on real-life skills and approaches required for effective and profitable bank lending management.


Date: canceled for 2020.

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.


Date: August 8-13, 2021

Fees: On or before July 4, 2021: $1,745; after July 4, 2021: $1,845

The registration fee includes all instruction and materials, meals and snacks, and transportation to and from hosted events. Registrants may cancel on or before July 31, 2021, without penalty. 



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:  Freshmen, On Campus: May 30 - June 4, 2021

Juniors, On Campus: June 6 - June 11, 2021

Seniors, On Campus: June 13 - June 18, 2021

Tuition: $4,495 - inclusive of tuition, room and board, course portfolios, and all handout materials.


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. The school is held at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.


Dates: July 11-16, 2021

Fees: IBAT member $1,399 (per year); Non-member Banker — $2,399 (per year)



Sam 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.