Hosted by the School of Business Administration (SOBA)
Fort Lewis College ~ Durango, CO
44th Annual School Session

After graduating the 2018 senior class this June, the Western States School of Banking will be directing students and inquiries to the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. The schools have shared a vision to serve the community banking industry in New Mexico, Colorado, and the western states through education and have partnered for many years for this purpose. It is with confidence that WSSB will refer prospective students to GSBC’s great program.

Click here to see a PowerPoint of the WSSB Class Photos from 1975–2018: Powerpoint Photos – 1975-2018 Classes

Senior Curriculum

  • ABA BankExec Simulation Class
    The Senior year is highlighted by a 29-hour BankSim class, which provides bank teams the opportunity to learn from one another gauging outcomes from eight simulated financial decisions. Taking numerous variables into account, students learn how strategies affect shareholders and overall profitability. The cumulative learning from every class taken at WSSB weaves into this capstone class, requiring students to draw on collaborative learning, individual talent, and effective teamwork approaches. The final day of school, teams will present their findings to the Board with professional, dynamic, and competitive presentations which reveal the outcomes of their BankSim experience.
    The senior year curriculum also includes the following classes:
  • Bank Information Technology – Advanced
  • Banking Ethics
  • Legal Aspects of Banking II
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Team Building and Leadership