Graduate School of Banking in Colorado

Annual School Session

Hosted each July at the University of Colorado Boulder, this 25-month graduate school of banking delivers a relevant and challenging curriculum that deepens students' understanding of community banking.

In the Annual School Session, students take courses that are designed and regularly updated to tackle relevant topics in the community banking industry. Students attend three consecutive annual two-week sessions at CU Boulder, and have numerous opportunities to network with bankers from their states and across the country.


July 19 - 31, 2020
July 18 - 30, 2021
July 17 - 29, 2022

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is proud to partner with the South Dakota Bankers Association to offer the GSBC Future Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship, in the amount of $1,460, will be awarded to the scholarship recipient each year of their schooling.

  • 2020 Scholarship Amount: $1,460 per year
  • Student Status: First Year Only
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

How to apply: The scholarship application deadline is March 15, 2020 and candidates will be notified by March 31, 2020 of selection decisions. Visit the online application to submit. Supplementary materials (if applicable) can be sent to [email protected].

Contact Blair Suddarth at 800-272-5138 or Halley Lee with questions. The scholarship will be awarded to one banker per state, per year, and the student must enroll as a first-year student. GSBC has three scholarship programs; there is a maximum of one scholarship award per student, disqualifying recipients of another GSBC scholarship from the Future Leaders Scholarship. For more information, see the GSBC scholarship page. Apply Now.

Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers


The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers is a program for up-and-coming C-level executives whose work efforts influence the future direction of their banks. Participants attend four, four-day sessions in Colorado which are hosted every six months, in April and October respectively. A dual curriculum of advanced leadership and bank management strategies prepares participants for the challenges associated with leading a community bank in today’s increasingly competitive environment.

This 19-month program is designed to prepare internal candidates for executive management roles at community banks. Visit for further details and registration information.


April 26 - 29, 2020