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GSBLSU Favorite Class: Negotiate to Win for Bankers

About the Professor: Jim Thomas

jim_thomasJim Thomas is a Washington, D.C. attorney, speaker, trainer, and author.  Throughout his 35 years of practicing law, Jim has specialized in negotiation, garnering himself a reputation as one of the nation’s best.  His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, arms control, labor relations, domestic and international business transactions, trade and diplomacy, and more.  His impressive client list includes the majority of the Fortune 500.

The name of the course and the content is directly from Jim’s book and Workshop series by the same name: Negotiate to Win.  First published in 2005, the book is a HarperCollins international bestseller, available in 18 languages around the globe.  He can often be found as a guest commentator on a number of radio and network news programs and is often invited to speak at events worldwide.  He is a partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm, a principal in a California venture capital firm, and a member of the faculty at The Georgetown University Law Center, the University of Washington’s Pacific Coast Banking School, and GSBLSU.

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GSBLSU Favorite Class: Bank Regulatory Law


The turbulent world of finance and economics coupled with the expansion of regulation and governmental oversight has changed the landscape of banking.  The laws that create requirements, restrictions, and guidelines for which U.S. banks must abide are, at the very least, complex.  One course offering at Graduate School of Banking at LSU, Bank Regulatory Law, taught by Carl J. Chaney can assist bankers in navigating the challenges and encumbrances of banking regulatory law.

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New & Revised Courses at GSBLSU in 2015

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.

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Banking EducationIn 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.

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Making a Plan For Your Third Year Courses at GSBLSU

GSBLSU Third Year Courses

Previous posts have helped guide students through the planning stages of their first and second years with GSBLSU.  Now that you’ve successfully navigated those, and you’re almost at the finish line, it’s time to turn your attention to your final year.  Fortunately, you don’t have to form this plan alone.  We understand that you want this critical part of your education to go as smoothly as possible, so we’ve put together something to help you out.  If you click here, you’ll find access to a comprehensive overview of all the available courses for your final year along with full course descriptions.  This year is a huge step in your career.  Take advantage of this free download to make it perfect! Read more

Planning Your Second Year Courses at GSBLSU

GSBLSU Second Year Courses

In a recent blog, we discussed the importance of planning for your future and provided some valuable information for first-year students at GSBLSU.  Now, with your first year in the rearview, it’s time to map out your path for a successful second year.  As always, GSBLSU wants to help keep you prepared.  For that reason, we’ve laid out your entire second year according to required and elective courses.  We’ve even taken it a bit further with detailed class descriptions.  All you have to do is click here, and you can rest assured with a course of action in place. Read more

Investing in Your Future: GSBLSU First Year Course Overview

GSBLSU Course Overview

In life, there are probably very few things that you don’t plan ahead for.  As you have progressed in your life and career, you likely have realized exactly how much you have to protect and have taken steps to do that.  You’ve probably purchased insurance for your home, your car, and even your life.  Most likely, you have retirement and savings accounts to secure your future and the future of your loved ones.  These days, it’s even a rare occurrence to leave home without an exact idea of where you are going and how you intend to get there.

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