The Bank Management Simulation course utilizes a computer-based learning exercise designed to give participants an overview of the bank management decision making process. Students develop strategies for the management of functional bank areas, with specific emphasis on planning and decision-making in areas such as loans, deposits, investments, funds management, asset/liability management, risk management, etc. The primary focus is on profitability and growth, but attention also is directed to marketing and pricing of bank services—both current and future.
The senior class is divided into teams, with each team effectively managing an $800 million dollar bank. The computer model allows students to make decisions, to receive quick feedback on the effectiveness of their decisions, and then to make new decisions which adjust bank operations to compensate for a large number of internal and external forces including competition, the economy, and regulatory constraints. Within a two-week period, simulation teams experience the equivalent of two years of bank operations.
The course is supervised by qualified instructors who have extensive real-world banking experience as CEOs, presidents, or examiners. The computer model, (BMSim) or Bank Management Simulation, was developed by the ABA and currently is maintained by a consortium of regional banking schools. At the end of the course, judges evaluated the quality of the performance of all teams and selected winners. The winners were selected on organization, consistency, earnings, ability to report results to shareholders, and to position the bank for the future.
The following students were the 2015 Bank Simulation winners. Each winner received a letter of recognition, as did their home bank's president and CEO, along with a certificate of recognition for the outstanding work on the Bank Management Simulation. Please join us in congratulating the 2015 Bank Sim winners!
|A1||2||Cooper, Andrew||Andrew||Cumberland Valley National Bank||Somerset||KY|
|A1||2||Fundora, Aileen C.||Aileen||Community Bank of Florida||Homestead||FL|
|A1||2||Hinton, Mark||Mark||Community Bank||Tupelo||MS|
|A1||2||Robbins, Matthew R.||Matt||Greater Rome Bank||Rome||GA|
|B2||2||Boyd, Matthew W.||Matt||Simmons First Bank of Searcy||Searcy||AR|
|B2||2||Duplechain, Lisa||Lisa||Evangeline Bank & Trust Co.||Ville Platte||LA|
|B2||2||Hubbard, Brandon||Brandon||Trustmark National Bank||Magee||MS|
|B2||2||Rousey, Robert||Taylor||Casey County Bank||Liberty||KY|
|B2||2||West, Johnathan||Johnatha||Macon Bank & Trust Company||Lafayette||TN|
|C5||2||DeLoach, Dale||Dale||Southern Bancorp Bank||Indianola||MS|
|C5||2||Fowler, Richard A.||Richard||CertusBank||Carrollton||GA|
|C5||2||Jackson, Jesse J.||Jesse||Texas Capital Bank||Dallas||TX|
|C5||2||Vance, Amelia C.||Amelia||Wilson Bank & Trust||Lebanon||TN|
|D3||1||Cavin, Benjamin T.||Ben||Landmark Bank||Zachary||LA|
|D3||1||Harbaugh, Devin||Devin||Pilot Bank||Tampa||FL|
|D3||1||Sanchez de Aparicio, Leslie||Leslie||Banorte||Monterrey||MX|
|D3||1||Weitlauf, Teresa A.||Teresa||South Central Bancshares of KY Inc.||Glasgow||KY|
|E2||1||Frazure, Jerry C.||Chase||BankFirst Financial Services||Columbus||MS|
|E2||1||Greene, Erica||Erica||Quantum National Bank||Suwanee||GA|
|E2||1||Middleton, Chris||Chris||Anstaff Bank||Harrison||AR|
|E2||1||Sullivan, Christopher||Chris||Regions Bank||New Orleans||LA|
|F1||1||Ballard, Troy A.||Tab||The Bank of St. Francisville||St. Francisville||LA|
|F1||1||Hof, Justin||Justin||CB&S Bank||Russellville||AL|
|F1||1||Mangialardi, Sam||Sam||BancorpSouth Bank||Flowood||MS|
|F1||1||Wadsworth, Jennifer||Jennifer||Wauchula State Bank||Wauchula||FL|