Bank Executive Leadership Program - Presented by Darden Executive Education and S&P Global Market Intelligence

  • Sharpen your ability to assess risk, raise capital, conduct competitive analyses and make smart growth decisions for your organization.

    • Navigate the risks inherent in bank finance, including strategic ALM, regulatory challenges, shifting interest rates, acquisitions and divestitures, and increasing competition.
    • Manage bank-wide change, motivate direct reports and inspire teams with values-driven communications.
    • Make and defend difficult decisions with limited information and significant uncertainty.
  • Program Overview

    S&P logo In this program, Darden Executive Education partners with S&P Global Market Intelligence- the banking industry's leading provider of financial information and analytics - to combine leadership training with strategic, whole enterprise thinking and hands-on practice solving your daily business challenges.

    • Explore the strategic decisions facing bank executives, including evaluating acquisitions and divestitures, implementing effective risk management, managing capital and liquidity, and addressing regulatory expectations 
    • Review capital requirements, current debt and equity markets for banks, and strategies for raising capital.
    • Explore new ways of managing and reducing your bank's exposure to risk and practice scenario analyses in a workshop that will prepare you to turn results into action.

    Take advantage of "early bird" pricing when you enroll by the following dates:

    • Enroll before 2 November 2018:  $6,995
    • Enroll between 2 November 2018 - 4 January 2019:  $7,495

      Impact & Outcomes

      • Develop best practices for your daily and long-term responsibilities, including risk and balance sheet management, competitive analysis, bank value creation, acquisitions, and capital planning.   
      • Reconcile differing perspectives and align cross-functional efforts toward a shared vision or goal.
      • Balance the tension between earnings growth and capital efficiency.
      • Understand digital payment innovations and the future of fintech within your financial institution.


        The Bank Executive Leadership Program counts as one credit toward a Darden Certificate in Leadership. Complete this program and earn three additional credits for a total of four credits within a four-year period to earn your certificate. The program also qualifies participants for 25-30 hours of professional development credit and CPE credit.


          This program is designed for current and rising bank and credit union finance executives looking to develop and expand their skills in strategy, leadership and enterprise financial management. Potential participants should have significant experience and financial responsibilities within banking institutions, such as presidents, COOs, CFOs, controllers, treasurers and vice presidents of finance.

          PFL participants


          Yiorgos Allayannis

          Paul Tudor Jones II Professor of Business Administration
          Allayannis is an expert in Corporate Finance, Risk Management, and Financial Institutions.  His primary research focus is on corporate risk management, corporate financial policies, and international finance. 


          S. Venkataraman

          MasterCard Professor of Business Administration | Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
          An internationally renowned scholar and educator in the field of entrepreneurship, "Venkat" also teaches ethics and strategy. He consults with Fortune 500 firms and advises companies, universities and governments on strategy.


          Martin N. Davidson

          Senior Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer | Johnson and Higgins Professor of Business Administration
          Widely cited in the areas of leadership and diversity, Davidson has conducted research on going beyond the usual "managing diversity" paradigm to "leveraging differences" to transform an organization.


          Darden School of Business 
          100 Darden Blvd. 
          Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

          As a participant of this program, accommodations and most meals are included in your program fee.