ABA Commercial Lending Schools

May 3-8, 2015 • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

National CL School  |  Graduate CL School  |  Pre-Session Workshop  |  Testimonials

Big Picture Learning. On the Ground Results.

How would you rate your commercial lending savvy? Do you have a grasp of ROE, ROA, ALLL, CRE, ABL and LTV? Can you calculate global debt service accurately? And do you know how to create a management culture that supports your bank's risk appetite?

You'll study all of this and more at ABA's Commercial Lending Schools—nationally recognized programs that deliver an understanding of commercial lending’s big picture, along with deep operational knowledge to apply on the job. In a banking culture where time out of the office is precious, there is is no better investment in your professional development. You will learn in a week what can take years to learn in the field, returning to your job with career-enhancing, practical skills to ensure your own success, as well as your bank's.

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Learn more about ABA's two Commercial Lending Schools and discover the right program for you:

National School Graduate School

Designed for lenders with 1-5 years of experience, this School teaches the fundamentals of credit analysis, pricing and strategy through an intensive interactive curriculum and computerized bank loan simulations.

  • Develop and refine your lending strategies
  • Improve your return on investment
  • Identify and minimize cost of problem loans
  • Increase the size of your bank's loan portfolio
  • Identify and maximize sales opportunities.
  • Build your leadership skills

National School Program Overview

Designed for managers with 5 or more years of experience, this program features a deep dive into core competencies and prepares experienced commercial lenders with the skills they need to address complex professional challenges.

  • Explore how the changing economy is affecting your bank.
  • Define your bank's strategy for setting risk.
  • Gain an understanding of the leadership motives that drive a bank's lending strategy.
  • Position yourself on a trajectory of professional success and personal growth.

Graduate School Program Overview


​Questions? Contact ABA Commercial Lending Schools Program Director Lauren Dwyer.