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Bank Executive Leadership Program

Presented by Darden Executive Education and S&P Global Market Intelligence

The Bank Executive Leadership Program is designed specifically for bank finance executives who want to develop and expand their skills in strategy, leadership and enterprise financial management. Working with the faculty, you and your peers will examine best practices for leadership and strategy, combined with explorations of the responsibilities you face every day, including risk management, M&A, balance sheet management and capital strategy. But, even the best curriculum is pointless without the right people.

This program is a unique opportunity to engage with a number of the best minds in two closely-related fields – executive leadership and bank financial management – in a collaborative, case-study environment. In addition to the real-world perspective of active practitioners in today's banking industry, you'll also receive premier instruction from key members of the Executive Education team at Darden:

Why attend? Watch the video to hear from past attendees --

What you'll take away:

  • Strategic approaches for defining and executing financial growth plans for your bank
  • Best practices for solidly integrating the finance function into your institution's strategic plan
  • Best practices in capital management, strategic ALM, enterprise risk management, acquisitions and more
  • Leadership skills that ensure you and your finance team are a value-adding group
  • Practical toolsets for developing strategy, assessing risk and optimizing organizational structure
  • A tight-knit network of peers with whom you've shared a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience

Is the program right for you?

Watch a replay of our online information session and learn more about this unparalleded program. A Darden School of Business faculty member and an S&P Global Market Intelligence program director discuss the unique apsects of this program and what you can expect to gain by attending. Watch Now  

Call us for a personal discussion of the program's objectives as they relate to your goals:

UVa Darden
Rebecca Yancey
Director, Open Enrollment
Darden Executive Education
(434) 243-5174 /
S&P Global
Glenn Miller, CFA
Program Manager
Knowledge Center, S&P Global Market Intelligence
(434) 817-5611 /
Becca Ouellette
Program Associate
Knowledge Center, S&P Global Market Intelligence
(434) 951-7893 /


George (Yiorgos) Allayannis, PhD
Darden School of Business
Professor of Business Administration and Associate Dean for Global MBA for Executives
Martin N. Davidson, PhD
Darden School of Business
Professor of Business Administration
S. (Venkat) Venkataraman, PhD
Darden School of Business
MasterCard Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
Scott Hildenbrand
Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P.
Principal, Chief Balance Sheet Strategist
Mark McCollom
Fulton Financial Corporation
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Designee
Michael Meyer, CFA
Middlegame Ventures
General Partner & CEO

Bank Executive Leadership Program Agenda

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Downloads & FAQs

2018 Brochure: Bank Financial Leadership For Executive

Who Attends?

Participants in Bank Financial Leadership have significant experience and financial responsibilities within banking institutions. Typically they are CFOs or high-potential professionals on the CFO track from these departments:

  • Accounting
  • Corporate development
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate planning and analysis
  • Investor relations
  • Treasury

Are accommodations included?

Yes. Your registration includes a private room at the Inn at Darden, located on grounds, directly across from the classrooms. Your accommodation include private bath, cable TV, voicemail, Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access.
Also at the Inn, you'll find a fully-equipped exercise room, recreation room and small-group discussion rooms connected to Darden's video and computer networks.
In addition, you'll have full use of the Darden library, giving you access to the wealth of information you would expect from the library of one of the world's top graduate business schools.

Are meals included too?

Yes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the Abbott Center dining facility adjacent to the classroom building. Darden consistently achieves top five ranking globally for food, accommodations and facilities, an important part of your overall experience.
Naturally, any meals you choose to eat off-grounds are not covered. However, on Tuesday night, there is a group dinner on the town, courtesy of our SNL Financial product team.

When should I arrive? What time will I be leaving?

The program begins with a reception and dinner Monday evening. While the exact time is still to be determined, you should plan on checking in by late afternoon.
The final day concludes at 1:00 p.m.

Is there a dress code?

While the learning atmosphere is intense, the dress style is casual. Dress appropriately for your peers.

What is the cancellation policy?

Go to the link here and click 'General Cancellation/Transfer Policy' for the policy that applies to this program.

Anything else I should know?

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Continuing Education Credits

30 Hours of CPE Credit
Participants who complete this program qualify for 30 hours of CPE credit (Specialized Knowledge and Applications). Program Level: Intermediate. Delivery Method: Group-based live. The Knowledge Center is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: