Welcome to the Graduate School of Banking 2013 Session

Posted by Don Woodland on Jun 3, 2013 11:46:00 AM

2013 GSBLSU session

The 64th session of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University is officially underway!  It’s an exciting time as we get to see familiar faces, and welcome 180 new students to the program.  In total, there are 517 students participating in our program this year, and we welcome them all.

With one of the nation’s most thorough and challenging graduate banking programs available, all new sessions at GSBLSU bring great possibility for students.  In the past, more than 15,000 students have come through the program and have had associations with banks ranging from under $100 million to over $100 billion in assets.  The networking possibilities and knowledge gained lay the foundation for alumni to continue on to highly successful careers.

The 2013 session seems to be on track to be particularly successful.  In addition to the 180 incoming freshmen, we proudly welcome back 182 juniors and 155 seniors.  Additionally, 17 new Mexican bankers are enrolled in the school this year.  As always, we are proud to have a collection of qualified and highly respected faculty from a variety of backgrounds.  Our administration includes:

Head of Administration - John Jordan, President of the Community Bank of East Tennessee

President - Watts Steger, Chairman and CEO of Betetourt Bankshares

Chairman of the Board - Bradley Barrett , President of the Tennessee Bankers Assocation

Chairman Elect – Mac Deaver, President of the Mississippi Bankers Association

As the session continues, we look forward to the opportunity to get to know all of our students.  Several events will give everyone the opportunity to interact and make new connections.  To keep abreast of all that is happening here at GSBLSU, be sure to check out our Red Stick Times which is published every weekday morning of the session.  Copies may be downloaded through the website or picked up inside the cafeteria lobby.

We would like to extend a sincere welcome to all new students, and welcome back to all returning students.  We hope to make this the best session yet at GSBLSU.  And for potential students, we hope we may get the opportunity to meet you next year!

9 Reasons To Attend GSBLSU

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5 Reasons to Attend Graduate School of Banking Now

Posted by Don Woodland on Apr 8, 2013 2:35:00 PM

5 Reasons to Attend Graduate School of Banking Now

If you are reading this, you are likely weighing some important decisions.  After all, attending a graduate school of banking is a big step in your career and education.  You may have your pen ready with your list of pros and cons nearby, as you look to this blog for some insight about why now is the time to attend.  Fortunately, you’ve turned to a good source.

GSBLSU has a long history of helping its students gain a broader knowledge and understanding of major banking functions such as credits, investments, asset and liability management, planning and control, regulatory issues, human resources and marketing.  Here, we understand that instruction should take into account the changing context of the banking environment and seek to teach students through full participation in order to better prepare them.  Over 15,000 executives have been where you are now and have gone on to complete our program with great success.

We hope to include you in our 2013 session and help you make the right decision for your future.  For this reason, we have developed a list of 5 reasons NOW is the time to attend Graduate School of Banking at LSU:

1. Because your career doesn’t come with a guarantee.

In many banking institutions, this program has become a prerequisite to advancement and success.  To be successful, bank officers need the wisdom and expertise that comes from perception and insight, an astute ability to discover, discern and decide. This is precisely the type of knowledge that GSBLSU has been offering for over 60 years.

  2. You can attend without a prior degree.

Students must have completed a college or American Institute of Banking credit for a course in Basic Accounting and for a course in either Economics or Money and Banking.  However, a degree is not required.  Additional requirements include a minimum of three years experience as an officer in the financial services industry or a minimum of five years experience in bank supervision with a supervisory agency.

  3. It’s never too soon to start networking.

The value of developing relationships and gaining knowledge from others within the banking industry is immeasurable. In the 2012 session, two thirds of the student body at GSBLSU held a rank of vice president or higher, and the banks represented ranged in assets from under $100 million to over $200 billion. 

 4. You’ll receive the most current and effective teaching methods available.

We are proud to have a faculty at GSBLSU that has extensive, expert knowledge of their subject areas.  We strive to insure the most current and effective teaching methods with professors who are experienced bankers, academicians, regulatory officials and attorneys.  To further guarantee that our students receive the best professional education possible, all faculty and courses are critically evaluated on a regular basis.

  5. Receive M.B.A. Credit.

Those completing the program at GSBLSU may enroll in professional MBA programs at several universities and receive graduate credit for their work at the banking school.  These programs have no residence requirements and may be completed online.  Universities currently participating include:

  • Millsaps College

  • Mississippi College

  • Mississippi State University

  • The University of Mississippi

  • The University of South Carolina

  • The University of Tennessee-Martin

  • The University of West Georgia

We understand the value and importance of this decision, and we hope that we’ve helped develop your list of pros.  Application deadlines are quickly approaching, and there truly is no time like the present to invest in your future.  Simply click the button below to submit your application for the GSBLSU 2013 session, and begin the next phase in a prosperous career.  This is one decision that we promise you won’t regret.  

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