Students of the Annual School Session apply classroom concepts to their own institution’s data by completing a total of six intersession projects. Three projects will be completed after year one and three projects will be completed after year two in the program. Projects must be completed and receive an acceptable grade before a student can progress to the next year of the program.
Each project requires students to use information obtained during the school session to examine issues directly related to their institutions. Projects are designed to provide direct takeaways to enhance organizational performance.
First Year Projects
Driving Financial Performance Project
Utilizing the methodologies taught in the Driving Financial Performance course, this project challenges students to analyze the condition and performance of their bank.
Asset Liability Management Project
This project looks at performance and risk issues to develop an overall risk profile of the bank. Recommendations are crafted based on current and projected economic conditions.
Peer Group Collaboration Project
Second Year Projects
Organizational Culture Project
The project leads the student through a process to diagnose the institution’s current culture, preferred culture in five years, and a strategy to move the organization in that direction.
Strategy & Risk Management Project
This project utilizes the methodologies taught in the Planning (ERM) and Loan Portfolio Management courses to create a risk profile of the bank.
Strategic Topic Project with option of Signals Group Participation