Texas Tech University

Banking on Knowledge: Texas Tech School of Banking Now in Session

TTU Bank School

"Texas Tech students go back to school on Aug. 28. This week, a different group of students will fill the halls of the Rawls College of Business.

The Texas Tech School of Banking was founded in 1973 as a professional program for bankers. The week-long program gives financial professionals the chance to learn about the latest trends and happenings in their industry.

To graduate from the school, students must attend for two years. The first year is more like a traditional academic program with lectures; second-year students team up and complete a simulation for practical experience.

Fifty-five total students are enrolled this year. Scott Hein, faculty director of the School of Banking, said most students are from the southwest, with about 15 percent from the Lubbock area. There have been a few international bankers attend the school, and Hein said a banker from Nigeria will be joining this year's class."

Read the full article originally published in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on August 13, 2017.