GSBC Builds Community Bank Leaders

GSBC’s curriculum transforms community bankers into community bank leaders by:

  • Providing the essentials from which a solid education is built
  • Building leaders who make differences in their banks and communities
  • Fostering readiness by providing the tools to think critically and act innovatively

Curriculum by Career Track

After taking core classes in year one, students can customize their educational experience by choosing* electives that fall under four academic tracks:

  1. Financial Management & Strategy
  2. Innovation & Engagement
  3. Leadership & Culture
  4. Lending

*Students are not required to select a track; the below track list serves as a guide for how one might focus their area of study when they choose their electives. Students must complete required core coursework and are free to choose any electives offered, regardless of which track they choose to emphasize.

Track 1: Financial Management & Strategy

Core Courses
Elective Courses

Track 2: Innovation & Engagement

Core Courses
Elective Courses

Track 3: Leadership & Culture

Core Courses
Elective Courses

Track 4: Lending

Core Courses
Elective Courses

After taking a set of foundational core classes in year one, students may begin customizing their educational experience by choosing among an array of electives organized by four academic tracks. Intersession research projects and evening presentations focus on current issues affecting community banks and will provide direct takeaways to enhance organizational performance. Curriculum is subject to change.

Curriculum by Student Year

First Year

Core Courses

Second Year

Core Courses
Elective Courses
Week 1
Monday-Friday (Select 2)
Week 2
Monday-Wednesday (Select 2)
Thursday

Third Year

Core Courses
Elective Courses
Week 1
Monday-Friday (Select 2)
Week 2
Monday-Wednesday (Select 2)

2022 Special Presentations

In addition to regularly scheduled courses, students learn from influential leaders and industry experts in keynote addresses and special presentations: