ABA Stonier Opens with Largest Class in Nearly Three Decades

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The American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking opened its 2018 session last week with over 720 students, which is the largest class since 1990.

The one-week program takes place at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, in partnership with Wharton’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education, and focuses on preparing future industry leaders in areas such as capital planning, enterprise risk management, marketing strategy, technology, and innovation. It also includes Wharton’s “Looking Glass” simulation platform.

Topics include:

Year One: Launching Your Leadership Experience
Achieving Sustainable Competitive Advantage*
Asset/Liability Management* (Fundamentals or Applied)
Bank Financial Analysis/High Performance Banking
Capital Planning*
Capstone Strategic Project Kickoff and Writing Your Capstone* (Accelerated Only)
Economic Update*
Enterprise Risk Management
Financial and Credit Risk
Learning Community/HBDI* (plus Accelerated Students) Wharton Faculty
Marketing Strategy
Operational and Cyber Risk
Payments Overview
Social Media Marketing
Technology and Innovation
Wharton Leadership – Building a Learning Community* Wharton Faculty
Wharton Leadership – GRIT * Wharton Faculty
Wharton Leadership – Persuasion Wharton Faculty
Wharton Leadership – Total Leadership Wharton Faculty
Wharton Leadership Simulation Wharton Faculty
Workshop Assignments

Year Two: Applying Leadership Skills to Team Performance and Risk Management
ABA BankExec™ Computer Simulation*
Capstone Strategic Project Kickoff*
Economic Update
Financial Management (Basic or Advanced)
Wharton Leadership –  Organizational Culture* Wharton Faculty
Wharton Leadership – GRIT* Wharton Faculty
Wharton Leadership – Learning Community – What is Success?* Wharton Faculty
Wharton Leadership – Strategy in a World of Uncertainty Wharton Faculty

Year Three: Becoming a Leader in Your Organization
Business Strategy
Capstone Program Overview/Presentations
Emotional Intelligence
Leading Change through Courage and Authenticity
Wharton Leadership – Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace Wharton Faculty
Wharton Leadership – Communication and Leadership Wharton Faculty
Wharton Leadership – GRIT Wharton Faculty
Wharton Leadership – Innovation in the Financial Services Industry Wharton Faculty
Winning Strategies for Effective Advocacy

(Programs with an asterisk are for first-year accelerated students.)

Between the first and second years, there are two written assignments in the areas of bank performance analysis, and economics or marketing. A capstone strategy project is required between the second and third years. In each of the second and third years, participants select four electives.

For additional information on the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, visit their Web site.

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