Louisiana Tech University launches School of Banking

Registration is now open for the inaugural cohort of the School of Banking at Louisiana Tech University. Presented by the College of Business in collaboration with the Louisiana Bankers Association (LBA), this professional development program aims to expand the skills and knowledge base of emerging banking leaders, regulators and suppliers. Classes will take place from June 6 to 10, 2022 and from June 5 to 9, 2023.

“Our strategic focus on financial technology, innovation, regional economic development and information security will help our state’s bankers develop their skills which have become increasingly essential for the banking industry,” said Dr. Chris Martin, Dean of Louisiana Tech’s College of Business. “We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of bankers to campus this summer and are grateful for the support of our sponsors and the LBA. “

Classes taught by Louisiana Tech faculty members, senior banking executives, regulators and selected service providers will cover a variety of topics including operations, risk management, liquidity, marketing and sales, and regulation.

“The Louisiana Tech University School of Banking offers our emerging leaders a unique opportunity to sharpen their skills and broaden their knowledge of the banking industry in a way that would be difficult for them to access as part of their day-to-day responsibilities. “Said Jude. Melville, President and CEO of b1BANK. “We especially like that the school focuses on young employees. The more young people are excited about the impact they can have through a career in community banking, the more impact our organization and industry will have over time.

BankExec on-campus simulations and off-campus case studies conducted between years will complement and enhance classroom discussions. Additionally, on-campus and off-campus networking and mentoring will take place throughout the two-year cohort.

“Bankers asked for a two-year banking school that could provide bank-wide training, and by working with Louisiana Tech University, the School of Banking has become a reality,” said Ginger Laurent, director general of the LBA. “Louisiana Tech University’s commitment to cybersecurity and entrepreneurship gives this school unique characteristics. We are excited to partner with Louisiana Tech, Bankers and Banking Consultants to bring this school to life.

B1BANK has partnered with the College of Business, offering support as a presenting sponsor.

“We are always looking for ways to invest in our industry and, by extension, in our community,” said Melville. “The Louisiana Tech School of Banking is a partnership opportunity with two great organizations: Louisiana Tech and the Louisiana Bankers Association. This affiliation gives me confidence that our time, energies and resources will not only be well spent but multiplied in the years to come. “

For more information on the School of Banking or to register online, visit business.latech.edu/banking. Registration closes April 29. Those interested in sponsoring the School of Banking should contact Mary Susan Britt at [email protected]

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