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Like all of you, the Texas Tech School of Banking is monitoring the situation with the coronavirus very closely. Our first concern is the safety and health of our staff, school attendees, and speakers. Because the school is still a few months out, we have not made plans to change the timing or the delivery of the school. It remains as scheduled from August 9th – August 14th, with face-to-face instruction on the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock.

We continue to anticipate record enrollment, so encourage you to enroll sooner rather than later. Rest assured that we will provide full and immediate refunds upon request if the school in any way needs to be modified, rescheduled, or canceled. Thank you for your interest in the Texas Tech School of Banking.

2020 School of Banking
August 9-14

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Hotel Accommodations

A nightly rate of $135 has been negotiated with the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. The deadline for reservations will be July 26, 2020. Reserve a hotel room online or call 806-776-7000 for reservations. Be sure to ask for the 2020 TTU School of Banking.

Welcome from the Director

"Since 1973, the Texas Tech School of Banking has successfully partnered with hundreds of community banks to bring together bankers seeking to advance their careers as current or future members of their management and leadership teams. The concentrated week-long programs are delivered by seasoned experts in their fields, and 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 grow professionally and become tomorrow's banking leaders.From accounting, to leadership, to technology, year one participants learn through 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, each 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 financial situation 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 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, plus dinners on three nights. Knowing that an important part of the week is having time to network with other participants and invited executives, we provide for refreshment breaks during the day.

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

Jeff Mercer, Ph.D.
Director, Texas Tech School of Banking


Stephanie Bohn
Assistant Director
School of Banking
P: 806.834.1497

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2020 Year 1 Curriculum
2020 Year 2 Curriculum
2019 Program

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2019 Keynote Speaker

Shaun Richardson
Shaun Richardson
Senior Vice President of Informa Financial Intelligence