Global Bankers Program

Growing Leaders in Global Banking

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

The Global Bankers Program equips future leaders to thrive through decision-making skills training, leadership development, and hands-on problem-solving of industry challenges. The University of Washington has offered this popular program since 1977, yet the original goals are still relevant today.

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:

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Program Dates


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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.

Expand Your Global Banking Networks

Hosted for one week in Seattle at the University of Washington followed by a week in San Francisco, courses are taught by UW Foster School of Business faculty, recognized internationally, for their teaching experience and research. Classroom time is complemented by hands-on modules and presentations by industry leaders as well as a visit to the Federal Reserve Bank.

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 1, 2021: Early application deadline (10% discount)

July 1, 2021: 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: A 15% additional discount is eligible to first time, first year participating BAFT member organizations.