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The 47th Annual Graduate School Program will be held on May 19-24, 2019



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Now is the Time to Charter a New Bank

The banking industry is in need of new community banks. At the beginning of 2010, there were 8,021 active banking charters across the United States. As of early May 2018, there were 5,585 active banking charters. That is a reduction ... (Read more)

Community Bank Acquisition Due Diligence

The community bank mergers and acquisitions market is currently very active. While this has been the case for the past few years, the industry as a whole is in a much different place today than it was five years ago ... (Read more)

Know Thyself

Who am I? How do I see myself? At the risk of turning a community banking blog into an existential conversation about the meaning of life…let me advise you to spend some time asking yourself that in light of your ... (Read more)

Is “Customer Service” Even a Thing Anymore?

I think I have reached a milestone in my life. I’m starting to turn into the “GET OFF MY LAWN!” guy…and I’m completely ok with that! “Grumpy Old Men” and “Grumpier Old Men” are becoming less and less favorite comedies ... (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.