In today’s global banking environment, you need multiple management skills and a disciplined focus on strategy. The ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program is designed to develop the necessary leadership and strategy experience to allow you to effectively recognize and handle high-level management issues confronting the financial services sector.
Mario Moussa, PhD, an advisor to senior leaders on strategy and competitiveness, and co-director and program integrator of several Wharton Executive Education programs, is joined by faculty from multiple Wharton disciplines. They apply their field-based research and latest strategic insights, including new research topics such as negotiation and trust, persuasive impact, collaboration, and linking career objectives with personal values.
In addition to the leadership dimension interwoven throughout the program, the curriculum in partnership with Stonier’s expert faculty includes areas such as risk, cyber security, shadow banking, technology, high performance banking, diversity, financial management, talent management, marketing strategy, and competitiveness. Extension work and projects round out the curriculum, continue your development between the yearly onsite session, and help you to apply principles for your organization. Emphasizing the importance of strategic leadership, this program is one of the world’s most comprehensive and has a quality history for developing banking leaders. In sum, the program equips current and emerging financial service leaders with a rich mix of leadership, critical-thinking, and industry-specific business acumen skills.
Through highly interactive lectures, exercises, and case studies, both in the classroom and in smaller work groups, the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program will expose you to the latest thinking in leadership and the full spectrum of banking, competitive, and risk issues. In addition to the core curriculum, you can choose up to four elective courses a year, between year two and year three, which allows you to create an individualized course of study.
Capstone Strategic Project
A highlight of the program is the high-impact Capstone Strategic Project between the second and third year. This project provides a unique opportunity to address a major initiative within your own organization. This will further the learning experience gained from your prior years, into a culminating project that you present to your professional peers during your final year onsite.