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VBA School of Bank Management

VBA School of Bank Management



July 29 - August 3, 2018

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Purpose and Philosophy

Through the use of highly qualified instructors and a challenging curriculum, the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management is designed to provide a multidimensional educational experience in banking. Through completion of three one-week summer sessions and eight home study problems, students will develop a range of skills that should both enhance current performance and qualify them as candidates for advancement.

The School is held at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. The University, with its wide respect in the national business community and beautiful grounds designed by Thomas Jefferson, provides the ideal setting for this learning experience. 

Employing lectures, case studies, home study problems and peer study groups, the School provides a vehicle for each student to experience comprehensive learning. 

The faculty is a blend of the best from the banking, professional and academic worlds. 

Admission Requirements

For admission, an applicant must: 

  • be employed as an officer or key staff member of a VBA member bank; 
  • have a college degree and two years banking experience, or a high school diploma and five years banking experience; 
  • have successfully completed at least one course in basic accounting; and 
  • be recommended by the bank's CEO or a senior officer. 

Enrollment for the first-year class is limited to 72 students.

Applications will be considered by the School Admissions Committee using the above criteria. Applicants not admitted will be pre-approved or encouraged to apply the next year assuming they meet the admission requirements. Registration materials and an invoice for tuition will be sent to applicants after acceptance into the school.

2018 School of Bank Management Brochure & Course Catalog

The 2018 brochure and course catalog are now available through the link below. 

2018 School of Bank Management Application

The application for the 2018 resident session can be found at the link below. The application is an online form - to request a PDF version of the application, please contact Kristen Reid (  

To help with the preparation of the application, download the "2018 Application Outline" (below).  This document outlines the questions on the application and information needed for submission.  

Applications for 2018 first year students are due by March 30, 2018.

Tuition, Room and Board

Tuition is $1,345.00 per year and covers instruction, materials, lodging, breakfast and lunch daily and Sunday's opening dinner. Dormitory housing will be on campus in UVA housing. Room assignments and keys may be picked up at Sunday's registration beginning at 12pm at the Darden School. While bed and bath linens will be furnished, we do recommend you bring your own pillows and towels. 

University of Virginia housing contains either two or three bedrooms. Each apartment is air-conditioned and has 1 1/2 or 2 baths, a living room and kitchen with stove, refrigerator and sink. No cooking utensils or TV are provided. The complex provides laundry machines, a vending area, and a convenience store.  

Home Study Problems

Current Bank School Students: The following documents will appear in Word Format. When sending your home study problem to Kristen Reid via e-mail, please click on the appropriate cover sheet, click on "file"; "save as"; and copy the file to your hard drive. You may then complete the form on your computer and e-mail it to Kristen Reid as an attachment along with your paper. If you have problems with this please call Kristen at 804/819-4731. 

VBA Contact

Kristen E. Reid,
Manager, Education & Training
Virginia Bankers Association