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Core Classes | Second Year Students

The second year curriculum is comprised of half core (or required) courses and half elective courses and concentrates on development of problem-solving tools and skills, which are applied to practical management issues faced by financial institutions today. Students self-select into appropriate Credit Analysis and Managing Bank Financial Risk courses using the descriptions below.

Credit Analysis

All bankers, regardless of title or position, need to understand the role of commercial credit within their organization. Our credit analysis course is designed to build on the concepts and skills learned during the first year course 'Credit Risk Management' and focuses on loan analysis and quality. The course utilizes case studies and small group exercises to provide students with the tools they need to truly comprehend and appreciate the credit process.

Leadership that Shapes the Future

Leaders of the future play a critical role in creating and sustaining effective organizations. In this course, discussions of leadership, performance, and employee satisfaction are enhanced by focusing on critical leadership competencies. Building on their first year Dynamic Leadership course, students will apply theory in competitive team activity. In-depth analysis of the application of different leadership styles is followed by an individual assessment of each student's own leadership style. This is further analyzed to determine how flexible and effective that style is in the student's current organizational structure.

The course encompasses deep discussion of organizational culture and the process for embedding a culture of shared responsibility and high-performance within your organization. The week concludes with a detailed analysis of the critical components that empower a workforce, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and identifying and overcoming barriers to empowerment.

Following Dynamic Leadership in the first year, Leadership That Shapes The Future prepares students for the capstone LeaderSim™ program in the 3rd year.

Managing Bank Financial Risk

This course will focus on the integrated relationship between risk, governance and regulation on strategy and value. Utilizing a real case study, students will learn how to conduct a high level enterprise risk assessment on their institution, value their institution and utilize strategy to impact both. Students will learn to score a bank applying the regulatory proven CAMELS + risk approach. They also will become acquainted with risk tolerance thresholds and acceptable ranges for critical measurement criteria. Additively, students will learn how risk impacts value and how to devise strategy to minimize risk and enhance value.

A list of Elective Courses can be found on the Second Year Elective Course List.

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