Global Bankers Program

Growing Leaders in Global Banking

The financial services industry is in constant flux. Bankers must keep up with innovations in technology, regulatory reform, and new business models amidst an increasingly global economy. 

The UW Global Bankers Program (UW-GBP) equips leaders to thrive through decision-making skills, leadership development, and hands-on problem-solving of industry challenges. To address and adapt to the changing business environment, the 2022 program will be offered in a hybrid mode that includes both live online and in-person components. 

During the two weeks of Modules 1 and 2, you will:.

During Module 3, you will continue to work remotely with your team on your capstone project introduced during Module 1 and 2. The final team presentations and graduation will take place remotely be on September 29, 2022 in front of the UW-GBP Board.

Equipped with new skills and new contacts, some UW-GBP graduates go on to lead some of the world’s most influential banks. Register for UW-GBP and make sure you and your colleagues are prepared to deal with the current and future changes in the financial industry.

Curriculum Relevant to the Banking Industry Today

Our curriculum provides an integrated view of global banking principles and practices. Courses will equip participants with tools to better understand the financial services industry, international markets, risk management, strategy, and leadership. Faculty will bring their teachings to life by applying the topics to current issues in a comprehensive program that is timely, relevant, and with lasting impact. Core classes include:

Take the Next Step

The UW Foster School’s Dean, Frank Hodge, interviews Tod Burwell, President & CEO of BAFT, regarding the importance of training and human capital development in banking given the changing nature of the industry.

Program Dates

Participation Criteria

Please review the following criteria and discuss with your sponsor. Consider how much you will benefit from the program as well as how much you can contribute.


Please see the program website. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be provided with details about Seattle, campus environment, lodging, and other useful information. In the meantime, contact Kate Spoor at [email protected] with any questions you might have.

Expand Your Global Banking Network

The 2022 UW-Global Bankers Program will be offered in a hybrid model over the course of the program, July 25 – September 29, 2022.

  • Virtual Orientation on July 25
  • Virtual Classes August 8 – 12
  • In-Person Classes August 15 – 19 in Seattle, Washington
  • Virtual Capstone Preparation and Presentation August 29 – September 29

The in-person portion of the program will be held on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), ranked #7 in the world by US News and World Report, the state’s largest university having more than 54,000 students. Seattle is frequently ranked among the best cities in the world. TIME ranked Seattle as one of the “World’s Greatest Places” of 2021. Seattle hosts some of the top companies according to LinkedIn (2021) and is known for its innovation. With an inclusive culture and safe environment, Seattle is an ideal city to visit and experience learning.

Who Attends?

This program is designed for mid and upper-level managers with 10-15 years of experience in the financial sector. Participants come from diverse geographies as well as diverse areas within banking and finance, from compliance and HR to lending and trade roles.

Benefits for Organizations

Benefits for Individuals


Deadlines and Payment

May 2, 2022: Early application deadline (10% discount)

July 1, 2022: Final application deadline

Obtaining a U.S. visa can be a lengthy process. To encourage early registration, participants are encouraged to apply early.

BAFT Members: BAFT members who are first time applicants to the Global Bankers Program are eligible for a 15% discount. Request further details for discount inquiries.