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Texas Tech School of Banking

One Week. Two Years. Better Bankers.

Welcome from the Director

Since 1973, the Texas Tech School of Banking has successfully partnered with hundreds of community banks to bring together thousands of bankers seeking to advance their careers as current or future members of their management and leadership teams. The concentrated week-long programs, over two consecutive years, are delivered by seasoned experts in their fields and are specifically designed to provide a greater understanding of all aspects of community bank management today and in the future. Our goal is to help participants become better bankers and further develop their leadership skills.

Covering twenty-five topical sessions, the year one curriculum focuses on interactive lectures and team activities. Speakers and lecturers are practice-oriented as well as thought-provoking, helping bankers “take it back to the bank.” Additionally, every year-one participant is provided his or her bank's financial information and learns where to find the numbers, how to interpret the numbers, and how to analyze their bank's risks and financial performance compared to peers.

Through a nationally recognized bank management simulator, year two participants work in teams to build and manage a thriving virtual community bank. Participants apply tools learned in year one, plus advanced material and new topics covered in year two, to put knowledge into practice in a team competition. This extraordinary experience allows participants to manage a virtual bank and test multiple strategic decisions to explore how best outcomes are achieved in real banks. Year two is designed to help bankers see and manage all aspects of the bank, not just their silo . . . exactly what managers and executives say they depend on.

Throughout the challenging and collegial week, participants will enjoy the state-of-the-art Rawls College of Business building, as well as the beautiful Overton Hotel & Conference Center. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily, and evenings include social activities, cocktail receptions, and dinners. Knowing that an important part of the week is networking with other participants and invited executives, we provide refreshment breaks during the day.

We are proud of the Texas Tech School of Banking's legacy of educating today's and tomorrow's community bank leaders. We encourage you to explore the school and see why thousands of bankers across 50 years have enhanced their careers by attending and graduating from the Texas Tech School of Banking!

Jeff Mercer, PhD
Director, Texas Tech School of Banking

50th Annual School of Banking

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August 4-9, 2024

During an intensive week long series of speakers, classes, and interactive sessions, the Texas Tech School of Banking explores numerous issues impacting bank risk, growth, and profitability.
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Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

This year, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are excited to invite all alumni and friends of the Texas Tech School of Banking to join us for two special occasions. These events will provide a wonderful opportunity to network with hundreds of bankers across the state and catch up with acquaintances you may not have seen in a while.

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50th Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off
Sunday, August 4 | 6:00 PM | Frazier Alumni Pavilion 

We will kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebration with a cocktail reception, plated dinner, and keynote speaker. All registrants for the August 2024 School of Banking session will also be in attendance, so we anticipate several hundred people and full capacity.  

50th Anniversary Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament 
Monday, August 5 | 8:00 AM | Lubbock Country Club

At this time, we are planning an early morning shotgun start for all golfers, followed by a luncheon reception for players as well as any non-playing alumni or friends.


If you would like to receive monthly email reminders to consider these events at a later time, please email Stephanie Bohn.