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The 46th Annual Graduate School Program will be held on May 20-25, 2018



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Muni Madness: A lot of variables affect tax-free performance

“Now that interest rates have finally risen…” is a phrase I wrote in jest, a mere six months ago, in this very column. I can now use these words in sincerity. And your collection of investments is potentially the better ... (Read more)

Push and Pull: Two-sided SBA market doubles your chance for success

Rufus Thomas, the late R&B impresario whose hit list included “The Funky Chicken” and “Walking the Dog,” was not known to be a market maker of Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loans. It’s ironic, then, that he was talking about ... (Read more)

Questions and Answers

What do you look for in a credit analyst? What is top of mind when hiring staff into these positions? Most of the time, we start with number-crunching skills. We welcome a knowledge of accounting, and we think in terms ... (Read more)

Barret Grads in the News!

A few recent Barret Grads in the news...thought we'd share. Marka Shaffer, featured in... 2016-06-22– David Douse, featured in... Read article June 26, 2016– Allen Waddell and Rhonda Owens, featured in... Read article June 25, 2016– Louis Marascalco and Justin ... (Read more)

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Jason Dorsey is Barret’s 2017 Lecture Series speaker.

Barret Lecture Series 2017

Jason Dorsey is the most sought-after Millennials and Gen Z researcher and speaker, receiving over 1,000 speaking requests each year. Jason will be sharing his thoughts on the generational challenges for companies and leaders base on his unique research, results-based consulting, and acclaimed presentations. He delivers practical solutions grounded in research that drive measurable results for clients.  Jason has been featured as a Millennials and generations expert on 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, The Early Show and over 100 more TV interviews. Adweek calls Jason a “research guru” and The New York Times featured him in its cover story on marketing to Millennials.

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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.