Exceptional Education for Banking Leaders

Providing world-class education to develop banking leaders.

Our flagship program is a three-year graduate course of study designed to develop our nation’s leaders in banking.

This program prepares future leaders in the banking community for greater responsibilities with peer networking, team-building experiences, case studies, a tailored curriculum, and an exceptional student-faculty ratio. The atmosphere during your three summer resident sessions will foster friendships and professional growth for years to come.

Program Details

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Location Details

SWGSB at SMU Cox School of Business


May 27–June 06, 2025


Fees for 2025 are to be determined and will include tuition, room and board at SMU, and all classroom materials.

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Who should attend?

SWGSB is a solid, foundational program for any banker ready to invest in the future of their career and professional growth.

The recommended prerequisite is 3–5 years’ experience in the financial services industry, regulatory agency, or business or agency affiliated with the banking industry, as well as a strong working knowledge of finance and accounting.


Exceptional educational experiences.

Courses are taught by faculty with decades of experience, with additional industry leaders brought in to supplement learning and development.

In addition to class sessions, SWGSB offers unique programming opportunities, such as the Living Case Study and BankCEO. These simulation experiences take learning beyond the classroom and present students with hands-on training. Participants will analyze and study a real-world bank, propose changes, and interact with top management. This hands-on approach to learning provides students with the understanding of what it takes to lead a financial institution in today’s competitive marketplace.

First-Year Curriculum
  • Bank Finance and Risk Management
  • Asset Liability Management
  • Bank Investments
  • Financial Economics
  • Bank Regulation
  • Bank Operations and Technology
  • Credit Analysis and Case Studies
  • Living Case Study
Second-Year Curriculum
  • Enhancing Your Leadership Skills
  • Money and Capital Markets
  • Loan Portfolio Management
  • BankC-Suite
  • Panel of Experts
  • Living Case Study
  • Extensive Selection of Electives
Third-Year Curriculum
  • Strategic Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • BankCEO (a competitive bank simulation program)
  • Building Lasting Value for Shareholders
  • Panel of Experts
  • Living Case Study
  • Extensive Selection of Electives

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