Graduate School Info

All applications are subject to review and approval of the Admissions Committee. Prior to admission the student must submit the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of recommendation from the CEO or a senior officer of the organization that is sponsoring the student. Applicants will be notified by mail of the Admissions Committee decision.

Applications are normally processed within three weeks of receipt. Early applications take priority.

Funds from Barret’s endowment are used to provide substantial tuition subsidies for all students in each year of the program. The actual cost per student is approximately $3,600 per year, and the annual subsidy per student is over $2000. This year’s tuition is $1,595

  • Actual cost per student (approximately) $3,600
  • Less subsidy per student (approximately) -$2,000
  • Actual Tuition charged per student: $1,595

There is an additional third year fee of $150 for the bank management simulation course, for a total third year tuition of $1,345. Tuition includes registration, instruction, all instructional materials, meals and other program fees.

Housing is available on the Christian Brothers University campus in apartment buildings. Each apartment includes four private bedrooms, two baths, a living room, kitchen and laundry room. (Male and female students will share separate apartments.) If hotel accommodations are preferred, contact the School staff.

Paul W. Barret, Jr. School of Banking encourages all students to reside on campus to achieve the full benefit of the program, including opportunities to interact with other students on a professional level as well as socially. However, the Board recognizes that it may be more convenient for some local students to reside at home and commute to school. Attendance requirements are the same for students who commute and those who reside on campus.

On-campus housing costs $310.

Payment Policy – Invoices for students already enrolled in the program will be sent in early December prior to the residency session in May. Payment is due by January 31. First year students who register after December 1 will be billed when accepted into the program.

Refund Policy – Written notification of withdrawal from the program is required for any refund. The refund amount will be based on the date of the written request.

A fee of $50.00 will be applied if a student withdraws before March 31. The remainder of the amount paid will be refunded. A fee of $250.00 if a student withdraws after March 31 and before May 1. The remainder of the amount paid will be refunded. There will be no refund for a student who withdraws after May 1 or fails to appear for the residency session. Substitution of another employee for the withdrawing student will be considered upon written request.

Alumni of Barret School of Banking are eligible for a minumum of six hours of graduate credit upon admission to the MBA program at the following universities:

Christian Brothers University (web) (email)

The University of Tennessee at Martin (web) (email)

Arkansas State University (web) (email)

Paul W. Barret, Jr. School of Banking 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 Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Web site:

Barret Graduate School of Banking offers a “group-live” advanced level program for bankers and other financial professionals. No advance preparation or other prerequisites are required for enrollment. Admission guidelines are stated on the application. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint or refund, please contact the School office at 901-321-4000.

Students receive a total of 128 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for the three-year Barret Graduate School of Banking program, including 43 hours for one year one, 42 hours for year two and 43 hours for year three.

All graduates of the School are invited to join the Alumni Association. Membership dues are $25 per year, and a membership directory is available to members only on the web site at Members are invited to attend the annual Lecture Series event. For more information and an application form, contact the Alumni Association at 901-321-4000.

Barret School of Banking
650 East Parkway South Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 321-4000

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