Amber Spiegel, Personal Banker at Columbus Bank and Trust Company in Columbus recently completed the 2018/2019 Advanced School of Banking. The second year session of this course was held June 3-7, 2019, in Manhattan, Kansas. The Advanced School of Banking is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations and is endorsed by the Colorado, Louisiana, South Dakota and Wyoming Bankers Associations.
The primary teaching tool in Year 2 is a computer-generated bank management simulation program. During this project students worked in teams as “banks”, making critical management decisions required to successfully operate a commercial bank.
Graduation from this two-week School represents over 60 hours of classroom study and 50 hours of independent study to complete banking research projects. This intense course of study is designed to assist bankers in developing operational and managerial skills to better serve the needs of their banks and their communities.