May 28–June 07, 2024
We offer exceptional educational experiences for bank leaders, regulators, and directors of all levels. Through ever-evolving curricula and programming, SWGSB at SMU Cox gives graduates the necessary connections, insights, and expertise to support thriving careers that advance the banking industry.
May 28–June 07
The SW Graduate School of Banking provides world-class education to develop banking leaders who elevate their organizations, industry, and community. This flagship program is a three-year graduate course of study designed to prepare participants for a successful banking career.
The Assemblies for Bank Directors attract directors and senior management from across the country to discuss the latest issues affecting the industry. From nationally known authorities on corporate governance to leading experts on risk management, our assemblies provide the knowledge to execute board duties with rigor and intelligence.
The Certified Community Bank Director’s Program (CCBD) addresses all areas of bank directorship, from duties and responsibilities to the essentials of bank finance.
This industry-recognized credential is designed to educate, inform, and inspire community directors to be exceptional banking leaders.
‘‘There is not a better banking school in the country than the SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB). If you are serious about your career in banking, the SWGSB program will not only improve your current skill set but also introduce you to what your competitors are doing well.”
Regional President, Independent Financial
“Having SWGSB as part of my educational career has meant more than I ever thought it would. The lessons learned in the group settings — from the case studies and BankCEO to the friends I still stay in touch with years later — have allowed me to grow both professionally and personally. I can’t imagine not having this experience to better prepare me to be a first-class banker, especially in today’s ever-changing environment!”
Senior Vice President, Great Plains National Bank
The SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at SMU Cox has added three new trustees to its roster of highly respected leaders. F. Scott Dueser, chairman, president, and CEO of First Financial Bank, N.A.; William R. “Chip” Jenkins, CEO of The First State Bank; and Susannah T. Marshall, bank commissioner of the Arkansas State Bank Department.