WESTERN STATES SCHOOL OF BANKING
Hosted by the School of Business Administration (SOBA)
Fort Lewis College ~ Durango, CO
43rd Annual School Session
June 9-17, 2017
WSSB’s program is a great value and really boosted one my employee’s confidence and understanding
that he knew more than he thought he did. Sending employees to banking school shows appreciation
for their efforts, makes them feel valued, and infuses them with cutting-edge information.
John Sneed, President ~ FMS Bank, Fort Morgan, CO
WSSB is now accepting applications for the 2017 session. There are only 40 spots available in the upcoming Freshmen Class (graduating in 2018) so register early!
Your best move to step up the career ladder in community banking is to attend the Western States School of Banking, a unique bachelor level, two-year banking school designed to advance your professional education while maintaining employment.
Intersession projects facilitate experiential learning throughout the year between two eight-day sessions held on campus. We are an intensive, immersion experience that explores cutting-edge industry topics, including eight in-depth bank simulation exercises in the Senior year utilizing ABA’s BankExec. The on-campus experience creates a professional network for future contacts which lasts a lifetime and provides valuable industry connections and friendships.
The 2017 campus session is being hosted by the notable Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration in Durango, Colorado.
During classroom sessions and the Intersession Project papers, WSSB’s industry-renowned national faculty will be presenting cutting-edge topics from an upper-management perspective.
- Pre-Session Preparation
- Campus Classes
- Intersession Project Papers
- ABA BankExec Simulation Class
The Senior year is highlighted by a 27-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:
- Banking Ethics
- Legal Aspects of Banking II
- Managing Human Resources
- Sales, Service & Marketing II
- Team Building and Leadership
- Advanced Bank Information Technology
- CEO Panel
Join us June 9-17, 2017, at the spectacular Fort Lewis College campus in Durango, Colorado, for a cutting-edge banking school program that has been developed by and for banking executives. We look forward to seeing you there!