America's Premier Community Banking School

Since 1950, the financial-services industry has trusted the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado to develop its leaders. This legacy, combined with a cutting-edge portfolio of community-banking focused educational programs, invaluable networking opportunities and an enviable location, makes GSBC an ideal education partner for community banks today.

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COVID-19 Updates

What to Expect in 2021

While we may not know what the future holds for traditional, in-person learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GSBC Board of Trustees and staff have begun work to ensure that community banks can count on America’s Premier Community Banking School offering a full menu of programs in 2021, including the Annual School Session. Visit our Programs page to stay informed of the latest updates for each of our schools.


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News & Events

Observations on the Economy for Bankers

July 31, 2020

By Timothy Koch, Ph.D., GSBC President and Scott Hein, President, Hein Consulting According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), real GDP plummeted by 32.9 percent (annualized) in the second quarter of 2020, the largest drop ever recorded. This follows a 5 percent drop in the first quarter. As noted in Figure 1 below, GDP...

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What People Are Saying

I explored many different banking schools and ultimately chose GSBC for its dedication to community banking. GSBC’s knowledgeable faculty provide an amazing educational experience; one which I was able to translate directly to my position, bettering my institution overall. I highly recommend taking advantage of the exceptional experience offered by GSBC.

Spencer Hafen
Spencer Hafen
Annual School Session
Class of 2019

The Executive Development Institute has assisted me with taking a more holistic approach to banking and leadership development. Being able to communicate and collaborate with like-minded professionals and staff has made for a tremendous experience and has already started to impact decisions within our institution. I am looking forward to the future sessions where I can continue to build and develop my skills for the future of our organization.

Stephen Clements
Stephen Clements
Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers®
Class of 2020
Our History

A Long-Standing Educational Reputation

Approximately 20 local bank employees attended the first session of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in the summer of 1951. Since then, more than 8,000 bankers, regulators and other members of the financial industry have enhanced their careers at GSBC.

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