Why SWGSB

SWGSB at SMU Cox School of Business

The SW Graduate School of Banking was founded in 1957 to elevate and equip our nation’s banking leaders. With the continued support of our strategic partners, SMU and the Cox School of Business, we’ve made Dallas the home for exceptional educational experiences.

A World-Class Education in a Booming Financial Hub

SWGSB’s summer sessions take place on SMU’s campus in the heart of Dallas, a city rich with banking industry opportunity. Our location grants students the ability to immerse themselves in the rich culture and connections Dallas offers.

The Dallas Metroplex features the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and other key financial institutions, so we’re nestled in a hub of banking innovation. Outside the industry, Dallas is a city bursting with life. With pro sports teams, a vibrant arts and music scene, and award-winning restaurants, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The SWGSB Experience

The SWGSB Experience is wholly unique to our campus. Everything we do is focused on collaboration and participation. Our size is our strength, with small classes that allow you to connect with all of your classmates.

Our curriculum is challenging and engaging, inviting you to find innovative solutions. Above all, our goal is to equip every student with the confidence, connections, and expertise to elevate their career.

‘‘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.”

Hazem Ahmed

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!”

Maureen Carollo

Senior Vice President, Great Plains National Bank

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