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Dakota School of Banking
Sunday, June 11, 2023 to Friday, June 16, 2023
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2023 Dakota School of Banking

June 11-16, 2023

University of Jamestown  Jamestown, ND 

First Year Application | Second Year Application


One of North Dakota's longest-standing banking education traditions, the Dakota School of Banking has graduated hundreds of bankers since its inception in 1974. Many of these graduates are now senior-level executives, serving as president or chief executive officers of banks large and small.

Through the use of highly-qualified instructors and a challenging curriculum, Dakota School of Banking provides a multi-dimensional educational experience in banking. By completing two one-week summer sessions and intersession projects, students develop a range of skills to enhance current performance and qualify for advancement. 

Employees at nearly every level can benefit from attending the Dakota School of Banking. Many DSB applicants have been identified as future leaders within their banks. 

Click here to read the full curriculum. Learn more at ndba.com.


First Year Second Year
Banking Law
Bank Financial Analysis I
Human Resource Management
Trust Services
Presenting with Impact
Risk Management
Sales Management

Second Year
Asset/Liability Management
Bank Financial Analysis II
BankExec Simulation
Bank Investments
Liquidity and Capital Planning
Management and Leadership
Bank Reports and Exams
Strategic Planning


Applicant must:

  • Be an employee or officer of a bank, an NDBA or SDBA associate member; or a bank regulatory agency
  • Have a college degree and two years banking experience, or a high school diploma plus five years banking experience
  • Have coursework in Principles of Banking, Money and Banking and Accounting or have demonstrated knowledge in these areas.
  • Be recommended by the bank's CEO, a senior officer or the employee's supervisor

Applicants who do not meet these requirements must submit a letter from their nominating officer detailing the experience being substituted for these requirements.


Application deadline is Friday, April 28, 2023. Click here for the scholarship application. (PDF)

The Dakota School of Banking offers one $450 scholarship, which is awarded to a DSB student who:

  • is a full‐time employee of an NDBA or SDBA member bank
  • is entering the first year at DSB and agrees to complete the two‐year program.


Dorothy Lick
North Dakota Bankers Association
PO Box 1438
Bismarck ND 58502-1438
[email protected]
Phone: (701) 223-5303