In this rapidly changing financial environment, maintaining a relevant banking education program is indeed challenging. It is important to educate young leaders how the present system functions, but that is not enough. A relevant program must address environmental changes, both current and potential.
Students often comment that some of the material covered in class is not applicable to their bank or to their current position in the organization. This observation is certainly relevant, but to teach only what is current is a recipe for obsolesce. Education must prepare leaders for the future, and to assure competent future leaders demands that they be exposed to new ideas and to potential new environments in which they will be part of in the future.
Changes for the 2015 curricula of the school aims to challenge the bankers attending to think about and to be prepared to meet future challenges in the banking industry. New courses and/or new faculty will be introduced in the following fields:
- Asset/Liability Management
- Credit Risk Management
- Strategic Planning
- Information Technology
- Real Estate Financing
- Special Banking Issues
- Regulatory Environment
The list does not reflect all changes in material to be taught at the 2015 session since all faculty members incorporate in their presentations the latest current and potential changes which affect their areas.