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Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management

 

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 in cooperation with the McIntire School of Commerce 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 as an officer or key staff member of 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.