SCHOOL OF BANKING

Louisiana Tech University School of Banking

The Louisiana Tech University School of Banking, presented by the College of Business in collaboration with the Louisiana Bankers Association, aims to expand the skills and knowledge base of rising bank leaders, regulators, and vendors. With a strategic focus on fintech, innovation, regional economic development, technology in banking services, and information security, this school is ideal for those with three or more years of industry experience. 

Discussions led by Louisiana Tech University faculty members, top banking executives, regulators, and select services providers will cover a variety of topics, including operations, risk management, liquidity, marketing and sales, and regulation. On-campus bank executive simulations and off-campus in-depth case studies will compliment engaging classroom discussions. Additionally, on- and off-campus networking and mentoring will take place throughout the two-year cohort.

The Louisiana Tech University School of Banking is a non-credit bearing professional development program. Students will receive a certificate of graduation upon completion. 

Dates and Schedule

Year 1: June 6-10, 2022
Year 2: June 5-9, 2023

 

Year 1 Schedule

Below you will find the topics that will be discussed throughout Year 1 of Louisiana Tech’s School of Banking. Breakfasts, lunches, and evening socials will also take place each day. 

Day 1

  • Panel: The Business of Banking

Day 2

  • Bank Financials
  • Credit and Lending
  • Bank Operations 1.0
  • Ethics, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Panel: The Role of Regulators

Day 3

  • Liquidity
  • Credit and Lending
  • Technology in Banking
  • Panel: M&A, Culture

Day 4

  • Interest Rate Risk
  • Compliance
  • Marketing and Sales 1.0
  • Cybersecurity
  • Panel: From Job to Career

Day 5

  • Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (ALLL) and Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL)
  • Marketing and Sales 2.0
  • Overview of Case Study Projects (Regional Economic Development, Cybersecurity, Fintech)

Year 2 Schedule

Below you will find the topics that will be discussed throughout Year 2 of Louisiana Tech’s School of Banking. Breakfasts, lunches, and evening socials will also take place each day. 

Day 1

  • Panel: Regulatory Update

Day 2

  • BANKEXEC
  • Technology
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Panel: Intangibles of Being a Good Banker

Day 3

  • Comparative Analysis 
  • BANKEXEC
  • Review of Case Studies
  • Bank Operations 2.0
  • Panel: M&A

Day 4

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Leadership
  • BANKEXEC
  • Coordination of Bank Departments
  • Panel: Challenges and Opportunities 

Day 5

  • BANKEXEC
  • BANKEXEC – Presentations
  • Graduation

Location

Classes will take place in the College of Business on Louisiana Tech’s campus in Ruston, LA. On-campus housing will be provided for attendees in one of Louisiana Tech’s apartment-style residence facilities. Access to the University’s state-of-the-art sports and wellness complex will also be provided. Learn more about the City of Ruston.

Cost

The all-inclusive investment per student per year is $2,200, which includes all course materials, on-campus housing, access to fitness facilities, breakfasts, lunches, and networking socials.

Registration

Registration for the 2022 session will open in January 2022. 

Sponsorships

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Interested in learning more? Contact Mary Susan Britt at marysusan@latechalumni.org or 217.493.8423.

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