UW-Madison Graduate School of Banking: Adds two sessions of Bank Technology Management School

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Kathleen Kienitz

AVP/Marketing & Banker Relations


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Madison, Wis. — The Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin- Madison is pleased to announce the addition of two new sessions of its immensely popular Bank Technology Management School. GSB is now accepting applications for these dates:

* October 16-21, 2011

* April 22-27, 2012

The inaugural session of this school, which was held in April, filled to enrollment capacity in just weeks and went on to be a tremendous success, receiving top marks from students. Pedro Pinto, vice president, information technology, Park Bank, Madison, Wis., enjoyed the opportunity to “delve deeper and gain new insights into areas such as risk management, business continuity, and online security threats. With a great balance between instructor-led sessions and the practical hands-on labs and tools provided, and the ever present peer discussions, this school is a must for those who want to further their understanding of technology and how it plays into the opportunities and challenges we face every day at our banks.”

Alan Oatsvall, IT manager, Citizens State Bank, Okemah, Okla., described the program as “one the most professionally run schools” he has ever attended. And, Michael Wooten, senior vice president, Bank of the Ozarks, Gainesville, Mo., appreciated the opportunity to connect with a group of bankers who work specifically in IT, and to bring ideas back to his bank.

To ensure a quality, hands-on learning experience, each session is limited to 50 students, and GSB anticipates these programs will fill quickly, as did the first school. GSB encourages interested bankers to apply early to secure a place in class.

This top-rated program uses a mix of lecture, small group discussions and interactive computer labs to explore critical bank profitability and technology management topics. Courses include:

Business of Banking Curriculum

* Introduction to the Business of Banking

* Bank Profitability Analysis

* Asset/Liability Management

* Bank Regulatory & Competitive Environment

IT Management Curriculum

* Emerging Bank Technologies

* Disaster Recovery & Incident Response Planning

* Information Technology Risk Assessment

* IT Regulatory Issues

* Information Security and Data Privacy

IT Bank Simulation Labs

* Ethical Web Application Hacking Lab

* Network Penetration Testing Lab

In addition to the core curriculum listed above, there will also be a panel discussion with key IT regulators from the FDIC along with representatives from the FBI and Secret Service to discuss current litigation cases and proactive strategies to mitigate IT risk (i.e. web hacking, privacy issues, and network penetration.)

To request detailed information about the GSB Bank Technology Management School, please visit gsb.org or call 800-755-6440. Due to the popularity of this program, early applications are highly encouraged.