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Graduate Schools of Banking
The Graduate Schools of Banking offer specific classes and seminars to bankers looking to gain further education in a classroom setting. These challenging courses make these schools the most prestigious banking schools in the nation.

Graduate School of Banking at Colorado
The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado has developed leaders within the banking industry since 1950. GSBC’s programs are designed to provide community bankers with a broadened knowledge of the banking industry and the tools to tackle the challenges of an ever-changing economic environment. GSBC affords invaluable networking opportunities with other community bankers, regulatory professionals and expert faculty from across the country, impacting the careers and personal lives of our students and alumni well beyond graduation. Visit or call 800.272.5138 today to learn more about the benefits of attending the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado!


Annual School Session

GSBC’s capstone program is a 25-month graduate school of banking. The Annual School Session is hosted during the last two weeks of July on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Students will engage with expert faculty and cutting-edge curriculum to create tangible, positive and long-term impacts on their organizations. Scholarship Opportunities The GSBC Future Leaders Scholarship is offered through its co-sponsoring state banking association and is typically awarded to one banker per state, per calendar year. GSBC’s Intermediate Banking School Scholarship is also offered through partnering intermediate-level banking schools. If you would like additional information on how to apply, please contact GSBC at 800.272.5138 or visit our website.


Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers®

EDI is a 19-month program for up-and-coming C-level executives whose work efforts influence the future direction of their banks. Participants receive personalized leadership development training by an executive coach, and are paired with CEO mentors from comparable, non-competing community banks.


Community Bank Investments School

The Community Bank Investments School is a four-and-a-half day school that will equip financial managers of community banks with strategies to effectively and independently manage an investment portfolio. Students will use current Bloomberg information to examine how specific securities potentially affect an institution’s portfolio risk and return profile.


Workshop on Community Bank Investments & Asset Liability Management

A three-day conference hosted annually in Las Vegas, which examines opportunities and potential strategies in determining the appropriate balance sheet mix and structure of earning and funding sources.


Community Bankers Summit

A three-day summit held during the Annual School Session every two years which focuses on what senior officers of community banks should know given uncertainties in the economic and regulatory environment. GSBC alumni are encouraged to attend.


CBA Scholarship
Each year CBA offers one $1,000 per year scholarship to GSBC. Since 1950, leaders in the banking industry have depended on the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado for the ideas and strategies necessary to confront the challenges they are faced with in a fast-paced, competitive financial environment and to realize their leadership potential. If you would like additional information on how to apply, please contact CBA at 303-825-1575.

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Graduate School of Banking - Madison, WI

The Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (GSB) was established in 1945 through the efforts of Dr. Herbert V. Prochnow (who went on to become President of the First National Bank of Chicago), the Dean of the UW School of Commerce, and the Wisconsin Bankers Association. GSB's Graduate School program provides a comprehensive course of study covering industry and management subjects designed to prepare mid and upper level financial services managers for positions of greater responsibility in their organizations.


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In addition to these residential programs, GSB undertakes a variety of other activities that enhance the School's value to the banking industry. These activities include:

  • Development and delivery of special topic online seminars for banking professionals.
  • International Bankers Program -- a special two-week program of study for international bankers who seek a greater understanding of American Banking.
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Scholarship for Graduate School
The scholarship amount is $1,250.00 for each year of the student’s attendance (approximately 1/3 of the annual tuition fees) for a total value of $3,900.

Please note: This scholarship is for people who will be entering their first year at GSB. A separate application for the School must be completed via the GSB website.

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