About Our Students
Students at PCBS come from financial institutions of all sizes - from organizations with fewer
than $100 million in assets, to multi-billion dollar megabanks. While most students are banking
professionals, some are regulators, accountants, and attorneys. Together, they offer an interesting
mix of perspectives and attitudes that reflect the world as it actually exists, providing an
exceptionally rich learning experience.
We believe that there is simply no shortcut to a great education. True mastery of a subject
comes not from short, shotgun seminars, but from longer, in-depth classes. These classes include
valuable face-to face time with our remarkable instructors allowing students to ask questions
and exchange ideas, something we strongly feel is enhanced by the caliber of student who attends PCBS.
We require all of our students to attend all resident sessions. Whereas some programs waive
entry level courses for students with an MBA degree, we consider MBA knowledge to be a mastery
of the pre-requisites. And because our courses are so industry-focused, there is little redundancy
with MBA coursework. In fact, about 20% of our student base already have MBAs. At PCBS, we
believe that the caliber of our students sets us apart from our competition, but more
importantly contributes to the quality education that will set you apart from yours.