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The 44th Annual Graduate School Program will be held on May 22-27, 2016



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Barret’s exclusive banking programs will help you stand out from the pack.




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For over 40 years, Barret has been trusted by some of the best associations in the business.


10 Strategic Planning Stats to Think About…

62% of resumes misrepresent skills. 54% lie about responsibilities. (Career Builder) Does your selection process catch these? How much training have you provided your hiring managers? The hiring team? 95% of managers dissatisfied with their performance review systems. (CEB Global) ... (Read more)

Strategically Planning Your Community Bank’s Independence

Effective strategic planning is crucial to achieving a community bank’s primary obligation to enhance shareholder value. Community banks go about the planning process in different ways. Some community banks are heavily focused on the actual process and the softer issues, such ... (Read more)

2015-2016 Barret Brochure

Grab your copy of our just-released 2015-2016 Barret School of Banking brochure today (PDF). You will find the following information about the school in this comprehensive guide : Career Track Programs Special Programs Partner Programs Curriculum and credits Faculty Admission and Housing Location and Facilities ... (Read more)

New article: Inside Memphis Business magazine

Check out the article about Barret School of Banking written by Barret's Executive Director, Chris Kelley, published in the August/Sept 2015 edition of Inside Memphis Business!       ... (Read more)

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Barret Lecture Series

Tony La Russa spoke at Barret on May 21, 2015. He is pictured here with Barret’s Executive Director, Chris Kelley.

Anthony “Tony” La Russa, Jr. is the Chief Baseball Officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks and former infielder, best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals.

Find out more about Mr. La Russa, along with Barret’s past national speakers.




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.