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VBA School of Bank Management

VBA School of Bank Management



July 28 - August 2, 2019

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Purpose and Philosophy

Through the use of highly qualified instructors and a challenging curriculum, the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management is designed to provide a multidimensional educational experience in banking. Through completion of three one-week summer sessions and eight home study problems, students will develop a range of skills that should both enhance current performance and qualify them as candidates for advancement.

The School is held at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. The University, with its wide respect in the national business community and beautiful grounds designed by Thomas Jefferson, provides the ideal setting for this learning experience. 

Employing lectures, case studies, home study problems and peer study groups, the School provides a vehicle for each student to experience comprehensive learning. 

The faculty is a blend of the best from the banking, professional and academic worlds. 

Admission Requirements

For admission, an applicant must: 

  • be employed by a VBA member bank; 
  • have a college degree and two years banking experience, or a high school diploma and five years banking experience; 
  • have successfully completed at least one course in basic accounting; and 
  • be recommended by the bank's CEO or a senior officer. 

Enrollment for the first-year class is limited to 72 students.

Applications will be considered by the School Admissions Committee using the above criteria. Applicants not admitted will be pre-approved or encouraged to apply the next year assuming they meet the admission requirements. Registration materials and an invoice for tuition will be sent to applicants after acceptance into the school.

Accounting Course Requirement

In 2019, the VBA will be offering an in-person training at the VBA Training Center that will satisfy the requirement for students who need the accounting course. The training will be offered on two different dates to help accommodate schedules (June 4 & July 10) and students will have the option which day they wish to attend.  Each class will be limited to 20 students.  

In some instances, the Admissions Committee may recommend/require an accounting course be taken, even if the student has completed a course in the past as a part of admission.  If there is space available, all incoming first-year students are welcome if they wish to have an accounting refresher.

2019 School of Bank Management Brochure & Course Catalog

The 2019 brochure and course catalog are available through the links below. 

2019 School of Bank Management Application

The application for the 2019 resident session can be accessed through the link below.  If you have any problems accessing the link, please contact Kristen Reid ([email protected]).  

To help with the preparation of the application, download the "2019 Application Outline".  This document outlines the questions on the application and information needed for submission.  

Applications for 2019 first year students are due by March 29, 2019.

Tuition, Room and Board

Tuition is $1,375.00 per year and covers instruction, materials, lodging, breakfast and lunch daily and Sunday's opening dinner. Dormitory housing will be on campus in UVA housing. Room assignments and keys may be picked up at Sunday's registration beginning at 12pm at the Darden School. While bed and bath linens will be furnished, we do recommend you bring your own pillows and towels. 

University of Virginia housing contains either two or three bedrooms. Each apartment is air-conditioned and has 1 1/2 or 2 baths, a living room and kitchen with stove, refrigerator and sink. No cooking utensils or TV are provided. The complex provides laundry machines, a vending area, and a convenience store.  

VBA Contact

Kristen E. Reid, CMP[email protected]
Manager, Education & Training
Virginia Bankers Association