Community Banking- Looking Back to Better Prepare for the Future

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In the research publication from the St. Louis Federal Reserve, The Future of Community Banks: Lessons from Banks That Thrived During the Recent Financial Crisis by Gilbert, Meyer, and Fuchs, they studied the distinguishing characteristics of community banks that managed to maintain the highest supervisory ratings during the financial crisis between 2006 and 2011.  Their rating system focused on six areas of bank safety and soundness examinations, called CAMELS:

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5 Reasons to Attend Graduate School of Banking Now

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.

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REVEALED: The Most Important Reason To Send An Executive To GSBLSU

Graduate School of Banking at LSU

In life, there are so many compelling reasons for individuals to invest in their future. Building a brighter future should be the only inspiration one needs to invest in themselves. However, we find there are so many different reasons for executives to invest in themselves and their future.

On our website, we have written blogs covering the importance of investing in your professional future. Through our series of blogs, we have also discussed how the leaders of tomorrow will embrace new technology and change within the banking sector. And, in some of our earliest blogs, we did feature a few of the main reasons why a banking executive should attend the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. All the aforementioned blogs and resources are great references that we have developed for your review.

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Graduate School of Banking at LSU vs MBA

Graduate School Choices

In an article from the Wall Street Journal, For Newly Minted M.B.A.s, a Smaller Paycheck Awaits, the ever-popular MBA was given a hard look in terms of return on investment and impacts in climbing the corporate ladder.  The MBA has many winning attributes and can advance an individual’s career trajectory.  But, as the WSJ explores, the MBA is no longer the only game in town and it’s also not viewed as the same accomplishment it was up until the early 1990s.

MBAs have historically been a fail-safe way to get noticed by upper management and a great segue into executive levels of a corporation.  However, virtually all schools are offering MBA programs now in full time 2 year, part time, and executive curriculum.  Adding to the decreased illustriousness of the degree, online MBA programs can allow for questionable academic input for the once valuable document.  The flood of MBA students has been swollen by the recent recession sending students and laid off professionals back to school in droves, seeking advanced degrees.

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