New & Revised Courses at GSBLSU in 2015

Posted by Don Woodland on Mar 13, 2015 10:23:19 AM

newGSBLSUcoursesIn the commercial banking industry, changes have been coming more and more quickly. At GSBLSU, we have researched and conferred with others in the banking education arena to determine the best subject matter to present to students in the 2015 session of GSBLSU.  After careful consideration, GSB has decided to implement a few changes and additions to the courses offered for all classes of students.

At the end of each session, students complete course evaluations. Where better to gain an understanding of the information that is most useful to students as they return to their home banks?  This data is extensively combed through and reviewed in our development of course offerings and faculty.

Freshman Course Changes

  • Asset Liability Management: A complete revision of the materials presented; taught by Dr Stephen Lacewell
  • Credit Risk Management: Will now be taught by Mr Gary Higgins.

Junior Course Changes

  • Managing Bank Performance: An overhaul of the course by long-time instructor and BankSim coordinator, Dr Ernie Swift, better aligns students with the needs of the BankSim senior course.
  • Strategic Planning: A completely new course for the second week at GSB will be taught by Mr Ken W Johnson and Michael Woody.
  • Hot Topics in IT: Completely new course instructed by Ms Lisa Traina.

Senior Year Changes

  • Special Banking Issues: A final week course covering regulatory, managerial, and economic impacts on bank management; taught by Mr Ken W Proctor.

Mexican Student Course Changes:

  • A course, entirely taught in Spanish by Jesus Garza, will focus on the US banking environment from a Mexican banking standpoint.

Application Deadlines Are Nearing

GSBLSU is looking forward to another stellar year of educating the future leaders of banks across the US and Mexico.  If there are individuals in your institutions who are primed for upward movement in the bank and are promising candidates for the prestigious honor of attending and graduating from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU, urge them to apply online for a spot in the classes of 2015. 

The deadline for application is April 16, 2015.  The full Course Catalog can be viewed here. The online application can be accessed in the link below as well as the printable version of the GSBLSU application.

Apply to GSBLSU

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GSBLSU Faculty - A Video Summary

Posted by Don Woodland on Aug 26, 2014 2:43:00 PM

For our students, the annual hike to GSBLSU for three consecutive years of education stems from the desire to glean as much information and real-world knowledge from our faculty.  All are experienced bankers, academicians, regulatory officials, attorneys, and others who have expert knowledge of their subject areas and who have the ability to teach other professionals.  

Amassing such a stellar collective group of experts in the field of banking makes the Graduate School of Banking an indisputable source of progressive and applicable expertise for students to absorb during their education at GSB.  

The students attest to the significant impact of the faculty and their guidance. Dr Woodland addressed this fact in his speech to the faculty at the beginning of the 2014 session recalling the countless phone calls, emails, and letters received from former students and their executive supervisors recounting the numerous lessons and industry insights learned from GSBLSU faculty professors and applied at their home banks.  

Dr Woodland recalled, "From where do these contributions come? They come 100% from you, the faculty.  You have the important responsibility to those bankers sitting in front of you, and to their banks, to provide the knowledge required to further their goals, and I have no doubt that you will fulfill this responsibility." And each and every year, the faculty continue to impress upon the students as they leave, that the education earned from the distinguished faculty at GSBLSU can really be found no where else.

Please enjoy our GSBLSU faculty video testimonials.



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