About the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation Educational Programs

The SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation at SMU is the first name in banking education, bank management training and bank director training programs. Thousands of financial services professionals have attended its banking management programs since its founding in 1957. Its banking industy participants fill the senior ranks of financial institutions, bank regulatory agencies, and bank-affiliated organizations throughout North America and abroad. Partnered with Southern Methodist University's renowned Edwin L. Cox School of Business, the Foundation offers bank management education at the corporate level. The Mission of the SW Graduate School of Banking is to be the Most Trusted Educational Source for Loan Officers, Bank Directors, Regulators, Commercial Lenders, Operations Officers, Marketing Officers and Management Professionals.


To protect our participants, faculty, trustees and staff, SWGSB Foundation continues to monitor the health and well being concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working closely with Southern Methodist University and our hospitality partners in following CDC and other governmental guidelines to conduct business in safe and secure environments. We will update our website periodically with the status on individual events. You will also find new educational initiatives such as virtual learning via live Zoom courses and video postings that speak to the industry’s current challenges, as well as strategic approaches to bank management and directorship in times of uncertainty and change.