Banking Schools
Banking Schools

The NH Bankers Association co-sponsors the schools below with states associations around New England each year. These schools are designed to help bank employees advance their careers with continuing education. 

NE School for Financial Studies
The New England School for Financial Studies

THE NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL FOR FINANCIAL STUDIES provides banking professionals with the tools needed to manage effectively in today's changing financial climate. An intensive two-year program of studies broadens the skills of supervisory personnel and trains them to make decisions that promote the profitability of the bank as a whole. Over 3,456 bankers have graduated from the School.

Two one-week resident sessions provide students with 135 hours of classroom instruction conducted by distinguished faculty members chosen for their expertise in both the academic and business worlds. Classes combine lectures with case studies to involve participants actively in the process of research, analysis and creative planning.

Between sessions, students complete five assigned independent study projects that focus on their bank and build on the first week's instruction to prepare them for more advanced training during the second year resident session. The course culminates in a comprehensive computerized simulation which challenges students to assume senior management responsibilities.

Students will be evaluated on their knowledge of BankExec, strategic planning exercises and presentations. Each segment will be appropriately-weighted and scored as part of the final grade. By graduation, students are better prepared to contribute to their bank's overall operation and participate in profitable decision making.

Next session for Class of 2024: May 14-19, 2023

RMA Commercial Lending School 

Administered by Vermont Bankers Association for the RMA chapter (Phil Hatch, speaker – with RMA), and is co-sponsored by NH Bankers. It is 6 days of professional training offered 2 days per week for 3 consecutive Tuesdays & Wednesdays; This comprehensive lending school has been designed to serve the fundamental commercial credit analysis training needs of community bankers. The course consists of a review of basic financial accounting concepts and the presentation of basic financial statement credit analysis theory rooted in industry adopted “best practices”. 

Who Should Attend? Junior Commercial Credit Analysts, Junior Commercial Lenders, Small Business Development Officers, Loan Review Staff, Commercial Loan Administrative Assistants, Branch Managers, Mortgage Lenders, Consumer Lenders, Other Credit Staff who face the underwriting challenges associated with self-employed individuals and closely held companies.

2022 session has ended

Northern New England School of Banking

Northern New England School of Banking

The Northern New England School of Banking is a four-day residence session conducted annually in October. The school is designed as a “junior college” level program for low- to mid-level bank employees who have exhibited the capacity to advance themselves to positions of greater responsibility.

Next session: October 16-20, 2023