Kansas Bankers Association


KBA/NBA Schools of Banking

Co-owned by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations, the Schools of Banking has been providing quality, cost-effective education for Midwest bankers for nearly 50 years. Week-long schools are offered in the areas of compliance, lending principles, banking fundamentals, ag lending, trust and financial services, commercial lending and general banking, along with two three-day schools on sales management and operations. School locations alternate between Kansas and Nebraska. With 99.6% of our students indicating they would recommend our Schools, we are proud of our history of banker-driven education. 

Graduate Banking Schools

KBA is pleased to have a close affiliation with two graduate schools serving bankers in Kansas and throughout the country. These leadership development programs provide the tools you need to be successful in your banking career. Explore a broad range of electives, learn from talented faculty and participate in hands-on learning projects. At graduate school, you’ll gain access to the tools and knowledge that will further your banking careers – and gain lifelong friendships along the way. We strong urge you to make graduate school studies a key component in your management development efforts.  

Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC)

GSBC Affiliate Programs:

Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers
NEW Community Bank Investments School
Community Bankers Summit
Workshop on Community Bank Investments

Graduate School of Banking at the University 
of Wisconsin-Madison (GSB)

GSB Affiliate Programs:

Bank Technology Management School
Human Resource Management School       
Financial Managers School
NEW Sales and Marketing School
Bank Technology Security School
Bank Management Forums
Online Seminar Series

Scholarship Opportunities

KBA is pleased to offer several scholarships to Kansas bankers for attendance at the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Human Resource Management School. Applications are accepted between November and February each year. A scholarship is also awarded to a graduate of the Schools of Banking’s “School of Banking Fundamentals” to be applied toward attendance at the Advanced School of Banking. Don’t leave money on the table…make plans to apply today. Contact Becky Tongish for more information.