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Career Paths for BankersTM
succeed in today’s banking world, bank officers need the wisdom and
expertise that comes from perception and insight, an astute ability to
discover, discern and decide. It’s that kind of knowledge that the
Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University has been offering to
experienced bank officers for over 60 years.
Completion of the GSB program has become a standard prerequisite to
professional advancement in many banks. Bank officers at multi-billion
dollar institutions, as well as small community bankers, find that the
School’s curriculum addresses their educational needs.
The course of study at the Graduate School of Banking spans 25 months,
with three two-week resident sessions. During these resident sessions,
bankers/students receive more than 200 hours of classroom instruction.
Organized evening study, written examinations and bank study projects
between resident sessions are an integral part of the School’s
The course is challenging, and students must have a commitment to a high
degree of personal discipline to graduate. But those that make it leave
with a new kind of knowledge…
…knowledge that will set them apart–in front, at the top!
One of GSB's most important resources is its 65-member faculty, which is
composed of outstanding bankers, university professors and other
professional leaders from all parts of the country.
Extensive evaluations of each faculty member are conducted to assure
that the most current and effective teaching techniques are employed in
the classroom. The School's informal learning environment provides the
student ample opportunities to discuss banking topic with its nationally
Classes are conducted on the campus of Louisiana State University, Baton
Rouge. Students are housed in modern, air-conditioned dormitories (two
students to a room, or private rooms available for a nominal fee) and
have access to the University's athletic and recreational facilities. These include an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts as
well as a Field House and student Recreational Center.
with Business Owners
Times of Change
Way to Success
Managing the Retail Bank
Management for the Community Bank
Rural and Small
Managing the Exam Process
Applicants must have credit for courses in basic
accounting and either economics or money and banking. This credit
may be obtained from a college or university or from the American
Institute of Banking.
All students must be officers or regulatory officials in the
financial services industry.
A minimum of three years’ experience as an
officer in the financial services industry is required; applicants
from supervisory agencies must have a minimum of five years’
experience in bank supervision.
Students must satisfy the following requirements to graduate from
completion of a series of 10 bank study projects—five the first
year, five the second year.
grades on examinations during the resident sessions.
participation in all assigned classes and activities.
Georgia Banking School
and Technology School
Graduate School of Banking
of Commercial Lending
Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending
of Consumer Credit
Financial Managers School