Mike Scholl, branch manager of Northeast Bank in New Brighton, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, a 25-month banking school which provides management and leadership training for community-banking professionals. Scholl was among 176 graduates of the 67th Annual School Session, hosted July 16-28 on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Graduate School of Banking students are recognized by their bank’s executive team as rising stars in their organizations, and as graduates, often continue to become leaders in their respective organizations. A diploma in banking is widely recognized by the banking industry at large, and is a marker of advanced education which hundreds of bank-industry professionals from around the country accomplish each year.
“Completing the coursework and projects associated with the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado is a great accomplishment for community bankers around the country,” said school president Tim Koch. “Sponsoring organizations and communities should be very proud of the time and effort our graduates expend during their time in the program.”
Graduates receive a diploma upon successfully completing six weeks of classroom training which focuses on the areas of general management and technology, lending, leadership and human-resource management and financial management in banks. Requirements for graduation also include comprehensive examinations, intersession research projects and participation in a bank-management simulation course designed to provide students with experience managing a bank.
GSBC offers educational programs tailored toward topics concerning community banks throughout the year.
For more information, contact GSBC at 800-272-5138 or [email protected]