2020 Virtual Bank School – 3rd Year Class

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Curriculum Schedule

2020 Bank School Pyramid

Each year, the classes build upon the previous year(s) culminating in the final Bank School experience -  the BankExec Simulation. Learn more about the overall Bank School curriculum and the Bank School Pyramid here (click the “play button” in the bottom right corner to start the video).

2020 Virtual Bank School Schedule - 3rd Year

If at all possible, please connect via computer audio (computer speaker/microphone, earbuds or other headphones plugged into your laptop) rather than dialing in by phone. If you must dial in, you can access the toll free number and session info in the following link:

Third Year


View the recording of graduation here.

Graduation will be held Friday from 12:30-1:15. Graduates will be asked to join the ceremony by NOON on Friday to check attendance and iron out any technology issues. We will begin the broadcast promptly at 12:30.

Please share this registration link with any family members or colleagues that you would like to invite to graduation. They will receive an email from Zoom that includes a calendar invite and link to join the ceremony. Please DO NOT share your unique panelist link with your guests. Please note – 3rd year students do NOT need to register for graduation.

Student Info

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Faculty & Fellows Info

Faculty & Fellows Contact Information

Bank School Trustees

In the Classroom

Bank School Classroom Norms

Course Materials



Class Materials:

Dr. Ed Seifried – Asset/Liability Management

Elena Loutskina – Frontiers of Fintech


Please answer the following questions with the help of Google or YouTube:

  1. What is FinTech?
  2. Find a cool Fintech company and be prepared to tell us quickly (you will be grilled about your choice at the start of the class):
    1. Name of the company you selected
    2. What does the company do?
    3. Why did you pick this particular FinTech company?
    4. Does it affect the activities of your bank? (does not have to affect your employer)

Premium questions:

  1. What is Open Banking?
  2. What is an API?

In-class Materials:

General Session Recordings

Monday - Convocation and Banking Leadership Panel

Tuesday – Leading in Difficult Times

Wednesday – Economic Update

Thursday – The Art of Innovation

Bonus Recording – Dr Ed’s 1st Year session (thursday, July 30th)

Thursday’s Recording (Password: e.Y*g5zh)


Class of 2020 BankExec Teams - Final

Third Year Contact Roster

BankExec Pre-Work

Final BankExec Presentation

VBA Staff Information

VBA Staff Contact Information


Zoom - Joining a Meeting


Friday’s Daily Newsletter

Thursday’s Daily Newsletter

Wednesday’s Daily Newsletter

Tuesday’s Daily Newsletter

Monday’s Daily Newsletter

June 15

June 23

June 30

July 7

July 15

July 21

3rd Year Charity

Your class has chosen the organization ReadyKids as their charity for 2020.  Even though we can’t gather to raise money for this cause, the hard work of your class officers and your classmates is allowing Bank School students to make a difference and virtually support ReadyKids.

ReadyKids mission is simple…to get kids ready for life.  By providing counseling, family support and early learning opportunities, ReadyKids provides programs for both the kids and those who care for them.

During our week together, there are two ways to support this great organization as they help kids stay safe, healthy, and prepare for school: 

  • Gifts-in-kind*: ReadyKids created an Amazon wish list specifically for the VBA Bank School. Click here to access the list to order supplies directly for the organization and the children it serves.
  • Donations*: If you would prefer to provide a monetary donation, please click here.


Join the Bank School Facebook Page!

Digital Swag

Bank School Cocktail-Mocktail Recipes

Digital Photo Props

Bank School Spotify Playlist – favorite songs from our faculty, fellows and staff.  Send us songs to add.

From Iphone/Tablet:                                                                                                              

  • Go to the app store and download the Spotify app
  • Log in or create a free account using your email address
  • Click the link to the Bank School Playlist and it will bring it up in the Spotify app
    • Or search “Hannah Hedden” click on the profile and the playlist will be there
  • Shuffle the playlist and enjoy!

From Desktop/Computer:

  • Go to www.spotify.com/download
  • Download Spotify onto your desktop/computer
  • Look for the app in your downloads folder and double-click it
  • It will appear on your home screen as a separate icon
  • Log in or create a free account using your email address
  • Click the Bank School Playlist link and it will bring up the playlist directly
    • Or search “Hannah Hedden” click on the profile and the playlist will be there
  • Shuffle the playlist and enjoy!