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The 43rd Annual Graduate School Program will be held on May 17-22, 2015



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Tony La Russa to speak at Barret

Legendary World Series winning coach, Tony La Russa, will be the guest speaker for Barret's Annual Lecture Series on May 21, 2015. This is an invitation-only event for those attending the 6th Annual Bank Director/Senior Management Conference, or for those attending the 43rd ... (Read more)

New Strategies for Community Banks in 2015

So far in 2015, it seems the community bank environment has evolved from one that might have been described as “fragile” to one that is recovering and where many community banks are looking for new strategies to employ going forward ... (Read more)

Regulatory Expectations for Community Bank Directors

“They don’t really expect me to know that, do they?” This is almost always the first question asked by at least one (generally more) outside director when a regulatory or compliance concern comes to light. The good news is that ... (Read more)

Is the Curve Going to Flatten? Why it does and what to do about it.

Before we get too deep into this investment column, I’d like to be on record that I’m not predicting anything about interest rates. Not that they’re going higher, not that they’ll be range-bound, not that this so-called curve flattening is ... (Read more)

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Barret Lecture Series

David Gergen, CNN Senior Political Analyst, was the 2014 Barret Lecture Series speaker.

Washingtonspeakers.com describes him as: “A trusted advisor to four presidents and to both political parties, David Gergen offers a bipartisan analysis of the Obama Administration, a divided Congress and what today’s headlines mean for the future of America.” 

Find out more about Mr. Gergen, along with Barret’s former national speakers.

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Barret’s curriculum is selected and designed to deliver to the student, in a demanding academic environment, a high level of understanding of all major functions performed in the financial institutions of today. Included are the analytical, operational, planning, and regulatory areas. The curriculum is reviewed and up-dated each session.

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Expertise: Over 40 years of banking experience to benefit you in your career. Large endowment allows tuition subsidies and faculty excellence.

Education: Outstanding and innovative curriculum. Superb faculty including nationally known speakers in the industry

Lecture Series: Featuring nationally distinguished speaker – Fred Smith (2010)

Tuition: Among lowest in the industry. Approximately 1/3 of the cost of other banking schools around the country.

Convenience: One-week resident session means employees spend less time away from the job. Centrally located for easy transportation access.