Executive Banking School

CBA Executive Banking School accelerates the professional growth of the next generation of diverse retail bankers through an immersive, team-based learning experience focusing on finance, risk and strategic leadership.

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2024 Application

We provide a rigorous, small-group learning experience challenging students with real world scenarios experienced daily by retail banks. Over the course of three ten-day summer sessions, students participate in one-of-a-kind simulation exercises that challenge them to run the entire consumer business of a bank. They learn how to analyze and use financial data to influence a bank’s future performance. They also dive into an executive-level experience, requiring them to manage a bank from the top down.

Reasons to Choose CBA
Executive Banking School

Our legacy
70+ years of bank leadership education with more than 6,000 graduates.
Intimate Learning
Hands-on, small-group learning and casework challenges.
Interactive Solutions
Real-time use of knowledge through one-of-a-kind proprietary simulations.
Expert Faculty
Seasoned banking leaders, mentoring 20–25 students over a 10-day session.
Challenging Curriculum
A rigorous program relying on performance, communication, and execution.
Lifelong Connections
Students from the top 25 banks in the U.S., 40+ states and abroad.

What to Expect

  • 2-4 levels below EVP / C-suite
  • Average 17 years bank experience
  • 96% from banks $20B+ in assets
Personal attributes:
  • Curiosity
  • Insight
  • Integrity
  • Determination
  • Desire to engage
  • Spirit of inclusion
Our 3-year program:

Head of Retail Perspective

  • Customer aquisition & retention
  • Branding & marketing
  • Product & pricing
  • Delivery

CFO & CRO Perspective

  • Financial analysis
  • Key performance drivers
  • Elements of ROE
  • Risk considerations

CEO Perspective

  • Economic value v. risk
  • Capital considerations
  • Analyst influence
  • Executive management
Key banking leadership competencies, including:
  • Strategic orientation
  • Financial acumen
  • Market insight
  • Customer impact
  • Focus on results
  • Change leadership
  • Team leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Influence


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      With an average of more than 20 years in banking, each of our faculty members brings "in the trenches" experience and context for what it takes to be a successful retail banker.


      Tem Wooldridge Award

      The Tem Wooldridge Award recognizes the top Executive Banking School student each year who demonstrates outstanding academic performance, high integrity and a strong work ethic. In addition to academic merit, the Tem Wooldridge winner possesses the necessary character and leadership skills to bring out the best in their teammates. The award is named for a former faculty member.


      Learn more about our graduates

      The retail banking students who go through the three CBA Executive Banking School sessions together have a unique bond. These groups keep in touch and become significant professional support for each other.


      Keep in touch and learn more about the CBA Executive Banking School by connecting with our Director of Education Operations, Morgan Chandler.