BOULDER, COLO. – Jeff Carter, Vice President and Business Banker at Merchants Bank in Cottage Grove, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), a 25-month banking school which provides senior management and leadership education for community-banking professionals. Carter was among 164 graduates of the 63rd Annual School Session, hosted July 14-26 on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.
GSBC students are recognized by their bank’s executive team as rising stars in their organizations, and as graduates, often continue to become leaders in their respective organizations.
“Completing the coursework and projects associated with the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado is a great accomplishment for community bankers around the country,” said GSBC President Tim Koch.
Graduates receive a diploma upon successfully completing six weeks of classroom training which focuses on the areas of general management, lending, leadership and human-resource management and financial management. Requirements for graduation also include comprehensive examinations, intercessions research projects and participation in a bank-management simulation course designed to provide the student with experience managing a bank.