2015 WINNERS: GSBLSU Bank Management Simulation

students_in_class-1.jpgThe 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 Mtanous, Carlos  Carlos Banorte Monterrey MX
F1 1 Wadsworth, Jennifer  Jennifer Wauchula State Bank Wauchula FL