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.
Bank officer training and development is the key to success in the financial services industry. In fact, a top graduate school of banking can be a game changer for your career. From a banking school program designed as a "masters in leadership" to a new corporate campus, Southern Methodist University's graduate school of banking offers a unique educational advantage. Its faculty are drawn from the country's top banking experts, bank regulators, consultants, economists, loan and commercial lending authorities, insurers, bankers, and banking law authorities. Its participants hail from the nation's most efficiently run banks, regulatory agencies and bank-affiliated organizations. Add the industry's best graduate school of banking scholarship program and our all new online bank simulation, BankCEO, and the decision becomes clear.
The SWGSB Experience
You attend classes on all aspects of bank management training.
This "big-picture" focus accomplishes
two purposes for bankers education: it produces better current
performance; and it lays the groundwork for expanded
responsibilities. At SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB), we
provide an atmosphere that fosters friendships and professional
alliances. We call it the "SWGSB
Experience" — and it brings out the
best in people, profits and bank performance.
You can tailor the curriculum to your own interests and area of
specialization through a wide selection of electives. By joining
bankers from across the country and a wide variety of financial
institutions, regulatory agencies and bank-affiliated
organizations, you'll gain an understanding of
the industry as well as new approaches to delivering peak
Classes are held at Southern Methodist
University's Cox School of Business, which
Businessweek ranks among America's finest. SWGSB
graduates fill the senior ranks of financial institutions and
regulatory agencies nationwide. Instruction is characterized
- Small classes
- Exceptional faculty-student interaction
- Leadership Development
Program Dates and Investment
- Monday, May 29, 2017 - Thursday, June 08, 2017
- $4,395 (per year) — inclusive of tuition, room and
board, and all digital classroom materials.
Who Should Attend
- Financial services managers with a minimum of three
years' experience, currently in mid- or
senior-level management positions
- Technical professionals making a transition into
- Those who hold a management position at a federal or state
regulatory agency, non-bank financial subsidiary of a bank holding
company, or a firm providing services to banks.
The freshman year forms the base of the SWGSB
Learning Pyramid. It is devoted to banking essentials and
The second — or what we term the junior
year — covers management functions,
departments, and products.
The final or senior year forms the apex of the
pyramid. Here the focus is on strategic visioning and long-range
planning. It affords a rare opportunity to assess a particular
institution's strengths and weaknesses, and
evaluate how well it will compete in the new millennium.
Living Case Study
No other banking program in the country offers this highly
effective teaching method. The Living Case Study brings to life
what other schools only teach on paper. At SWGSB, you have a rare
opportunity to analyze and study a real-world bank, propose
changes, and interact with its top management.
It's a unique and effective way to "test drive" your education and learn
what it takes to lead a financial institution into the 21st
century. Year after year, your peers rate this as one of the best
aspects of the program.
Exclusive Online Simulation: BankCEO
BankCEO is SWGSB's own exclusive bank
simulation technology. This unique interactive learning environment
provides a vastly superior approach to acquire knowledge of the
total bank. With interactive screens, test runs, instant results,
and displays that compare teams using various criteria and
statistics, BankCEO offers participants unparalleled insights. The
result is a one-of-a-kind experience that distills years of bank
management down to a series of well-focused decisions and
By attending SWGSB Foundation programs, participants are assured of
education at the corporate level. Unlike its peers, SWGSB
Foundation conducts educational programs year round, including:
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