Commercial Lending Schools:  building leadership, rebuilding commercial lending success.
The Commercial Lending Schools take a leadership approach to the complex challenges you face each day.
American Bankers Association
Commercial Lending Schools
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
April 23-28, 2023
American Bankers Association
Financial Statement Analysis
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

Advanced Commercial Lending School
April 23-28, 2023

The ABA Advanced Commercial Lending School enhances the portfolio management skills of bankers who manage or plan to manage others in the delivery of business lending. The program features the same fast-paced, dynamic learning environment as the Foundational curriculum—all focused on advanced application. This school teaches practical strategies you need to address complex professional challenges.

  • Study high level credit risk management, loan portfolio management, loan and transfer pricing, and more.
  • Define your bank's strategy for setting risk.
  • Explore economic and regulatory changes affecting your bank.
  • Understand the market impacts that drive a bank’s lending strategy.

Advanced Courses

"I returned a more confident banker, willing and eager to pursue opportunities for my bank, leading to increased quality loan growth and the resulting profitability."
- Doug Robertson, President, Cadence Bank

  • Banking, the Economy and Credit Outlook
  • Credit Risk Management: Tools and Techniques
  • CRE Risk Management
  • Credit Risk Management Case Studies
  • Global Debt and Contingent Liability Analysis
  • Effective Collections and Bankruptcy
  • Fraud II: Methods, Detection and Prevention
  • Avoiding Lending Liability Issues
  • Strategic Loan Pricing
  • CRE Valuation Management
  • Portfolio Stress Testing
  • Participations and Syndications
  • Lending Leadership: A Question of Balance

Upon completing the School, you will earn the ABA Advanced Commercial Lending School Certificate.

Note: The optional online pre-program workshop, ABA Financial Statement Analysis for Lenders is open to Advanced Commercial Lending School students in need of a refresher.