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 receive a certificate of graduation upon completion.

Not sure if the School of Banking is the right program for your experience level? Check out this chart created by the LBA to help you decide. 



Dates and Schedule  

The 2024 School of Banking will take place June 3-7. We will welcome a new cohort for their first year of classes and welcome back the 2023 cohort for Year 2. 


Classes and meals take place in the College of Business on Louisiana Tech’s campus in Ruston, LA. Housing will be provided for attendees in one of Ruston’s hotels. Learn more about the City of Ruston.


The all-inclusive investment per student per year is $2,500, which includes all course materials, housing, breakfasts, lunches, and networking socials. The total cost for the two-year program is $5,000 per student.


Registration for the 2024 School of Banking is now open and closes April 29! Please click here to register. 

Notes: If opting to only pay for Year 1 at this time, payment for Year 2 must be submitted by March 31 of the second year. If the student withdraws from the School before April 29, full tuition will be refunded. Tuition is non-refundable if the student withdraws after April 29, but can be transferred to another employee at the organization.

Please contact Mary Susan Britt at or LeAnn Waldroup at with questions about registration.


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

Thank you to our sponsors! 



Citizens National

Origin Bank
SILVERCentury Next Bank


Citizens Progressive Bank

Progressive National Bank

Caldwell Bank & Trust

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