Executive Education

The Darden/SNL Executive Program in Bank Financial Leadership

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A weeklong program of workshops, lectures and business case studies, The Darden/SNL Executive Program in Bank Financial Leadership is the only banking certificate program designed to specifically concentrate on developing and expanding the skills of current and rising bank finance executives in the areas of strategy, leadership and enterprise financial management.

Taught by a world-class faculty of academic authorities and respected industry practitioners, participants in this integrated, case-study-driven environment learn to master the most significant responsibilities of bank financial management and discover how to integrate their skills into enterprise-wide leadership and results-oriented strategy. The return on investment includes the business and personal skills that bank finance leaders need to successfully direct their banks’ financial operations in leading their institutions through rapidly evolving competitive and regulatory landscapes.



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Yiorgos Allayannis

S. Venkataraman

Martin Davidson

Lou Centini

Gain insight into:


  • Creating and Sustaining High-Performance Teams
  • Learning, Leading and Change
  • Managing Conflict


  • Decision-Making
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Growth
  • Product-Line Decisions
  • The Regulatory Environment


  • Accessing and Managing Capital
  • Advanced Financial Analysis
  • Credit Analysis
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Asset/Liability Management
  • Valuation

CPE & CEU Information

CFA Institute
25.5 Professional Development credit hours

Participants attending the entire program are eligible for 25.5 professional development credit hours as granted by CFA Institute. SNL Center for Financial Education is registered with CFA Institute as an Approved Provider of professional development programs.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
31 Hours of Continuing Professional Education Credit

Participants attending The Executive Program in Bank Financial Leadership qualify for 31 CPE credit hours (Overview, Professional Growth). Program Level: Intermediate, Update. Delivery Method: Group-Live. SNL Center for Financial Education LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave North, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org

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  • Course Information

    Dates: 23-27 February 2015

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    Price through 19 Dec: $5,995
    Price from 20 Dec through 9 Jan: $6,495
    Price after 10 Jan: $6,995 

    Tuition covers materials, meals and accommodations at the Inn at Darden. Please note: a $1,000 deposit is required for this program.

    Senior, as well as rising, executives with financial responsibilities at banking institutions

    Certificate in Bank Financial Leadership awarded upon completion

    Darden School of Business
    Charlottesville, Virginia

    Additional Information:
    +1-434-924-3000 or contact the program director