Stonier is specifically designed to prepare senior-level bankers and regulators for the decision-making and oversight required to navigate change. The school is focused on providing you with the knowledge and skills to recognize and address high-level management issues and implement effective solutions.
Leadership courses taught by faculty from the Wharton School are designed to help you take on broader responsibilities, and create more value for your organization. Initial courses focus on individual styles, skill sets and development and then turn to more complex managerial and leadership solutions at the enterprise level.
As the nation’s original graduate school, the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking continues to lead the way with a reputation as the industry’s preeminent graduate banking program. From its prestigious faculty and student body to its stimulating curriculum focusing on leadership, Stonier delivers the highest standard of executive education—shaping a lasting legacy of banking leaders transforming tomorrow.
The intense program is comprised of three one-week sessions, held over a three-year period, plus extension work between sessions. You will learn to develop strategies to be proactive in today’s competitive marketplace, improve the effectiveness of your internal working relationships, and hone your skills in key areas of banking.
The learning experience involves a variety of settings, including lectures, group discussions, computer simulations, team activities, case studies, and peer presentations. A wide range of elective courses enable you to meet your development goals in a highly-personalized fashion. In addition, through a Capstone strategic project you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge gained at Stonier to a major initiative within your own organization.
As a Stonier graduate, you can qualify for advanced standing in a number of MBA online courses.
Stonier program graduates may be awarded academic credits:
"The ABA Stonier program has been extremely valuable in my job. As Chief Operating Officer I am able to take a lot of what I’ve learned in the first year and apply it at work. I can’t wait for next year."
"The first year at Stonier Banking School was all I had imagined and more. The professors were thought provoking, engaging, and timely with their information and the Wharton leadership series was exceptional."
"The intersession assignments, including the capstone project, provided perhaps the best overall learning experience; they were designed to utilize information acquired during session but also required self-directed research, which stimulated my global understanding of various concepts that I don’t utilize on a daily basis in my position."
"The Stonier experience was intense and has positioned me to be a stronger contributor to the success of my organization."