Illinois Bankers Association

Graduate School of Banking (GSB) | Illinois Bankers Association

Take advantage of this comprehensive source for training and education available through the Graduate School of Banking. From onboarding to early management to specialized lines of business, you can get ahead—fast. Enroll today and get ready to learn, advance and lead.

Schools and Scholarships

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BANKING

This 25-month leadership development program provides the tools you need to be successful in your banking career. Explore a broad range of electives, learn from talented faculty and participate in hands-on learning projects that challenge you to put key concepts to work in the real world. At GSB, you’ll develop the critical thinking skills and leadership talents to manage change and motivate people by drawing on a clear understanding of all areas of financial services management.

Scholarship Opportunity
$1,500 per year, applicable to first year students only (total value $4,500)

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BANK TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT SCHOOL

Created especially for financial services IT professionals, this popular and respected explores critical banking and technology issues. Through expert instruction and hands-on labs, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of bank profitability, technology management, security and more. 

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SCHOOL

Designed specifically for financial services HR professionals to help tie together important banking and HR issues, this respected one-week school will expand your knowledge of the business of banking, human resource management and employee performance. Plus, you will return to your organization with a network of colleagues with whom to interact and exchange ideas for years to come.

Scholarship Opportunity
$1,050 awarded to one IBA Member recipient

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FINANCIAL MANAGERS SCHOOL

This one-week school goes beyond the basics to present best practices and solutions to today’s most critical financial management decisions. Designed by experienced CFOs for financial institution finance managers, this school provides the tools you need to build a solid foundation in asset/liability management.

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BANK MANAGEMENT FORUMS

From one-day workshops with state association partners to customized in-bank training resources, in-depth seminars and more, GSB offers today’s senior bank manager various opportunities to remain on the leading edge.

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ONLINE SEMINAR SERIES

Offering a convenient and cost-effective way to participate in educational opportunities, these programs are designed specifically for financial professionals and delivered by some of today’s top industry experts. Live and On-Demand programs are available and include one connection into the live online seminar presentation and handouts.

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