ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program

The Wharton School

The Wharton School


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Who should attend

ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program is designed for rising stars within a bank, holding company, or financial services organization. The program also attracts managerial personnel at a federal or state agency and senior managers at a firm that provides services to banks. Participants ideally have five years of financial services experience, and have acquired knowledge in at least three of the following areas: financial statement analysis, bank operations, credit administration, accounting, and economics.

You graduate with a Stonier Diploma and a Wharton Leadership Certificate and return to your institution with an enhanced ability to lead, motivate, and mentor others, as well as being a more strategic leader to your organization.

About the course

The financial services industry has faced unprecedented change, requiring senior-level bankers and regulators to gain new levels of agility, decision-making skills and oversight. With a focus on practical skills and knowledge, the American Bankers Association (ABA) Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program provides you with the necessary leadership skills training to effectively recognize and handle high-level management issues.

Through a unique partnership with Wharton Executive Education, Stonier is continually focused on evolving and enhancing our curriculum through Wharton’s extensive professional faculty, it’s cutting edge research and thought leadership. When combined with Stonier’s faculty, extensive content and reach to serve the needs of program attendees and attract future leaders like you, it’s a combination unparalleled in the financial services industry. This three-year program enables you to embrace broader responsibilities, lead change, and create more value for your organization. You gather on Wharton’s campus every June, attending one week-long resident session per year.

Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Develop strategies to be proactive in today’s competitive marketplace and gain a more integrated view of leadership
  • Sharpen your interpersonal and management skills, and hone your acumen in all areas of banking and financial management
  • Discover best practices for facing today’s industry realities, while preserving the integrity of how the business of banking is conducted in the future
  • Identify ways to shape, implement, and manage high-level initiatives and change management
  • Consider the latest emerging issues and regulations faced by the industry and how they affect your institution

Experience & Impact

In today’s global banking environment, you need multiple management skills and a disciplined focus on strategy. ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program is designed to develop the necessary leadership and strategy experience to allow you to effectively recognize and handle high-level management issues confronting the financial services sector.

Mario Moussa, PhD, an advisor to senior leaders on strategy and competitiveness, and co-director and program integrator of several Wharton Executive Education programs, is joined by faculty from multiple Wharton disciplines. They apply their field-based research and latest strategic insights, including new research topics such as negotiation and trust, persuasive impact, collaboration, and linking career objectives with personal values.

In addition to the leadership dimension interwoven throughout the program, the curriculum in partnership with Stonier’s expert faculty includes areas such as risk, cyber security, shadow banking, technology, high performance banking, diversity, financial management, talent management, marketing strategy and competitiveness. Extension work and projects round out the curriculum, continues your development between the yearly on site session and helps you to apply principles for your organization. Emphasizing the importance of strategic leadership, this program is one of the world’s most comprehensive and has a quality history for developing banking leaders. In sum, the program equips current and emerging financial service leaders with a rich mix of leadership, critical thinking and industry-specific business acumen skills.

Through highly interactive lectures, exercises, and case studies, both in the classroom and in smaller work groups, ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program will expose you to the latest thinking in leadership and the full spectrum of banking competitive and risk issues. In addition to the core curriculum, you can choose up to four elective courses a year, between year two and year three, which allows you to create an individualized course of study.

Capstone Strategic Project

A highlight of the program is the high-impact Capstone Strategic Project between the second and third year. This project provides a unique opportunity to address a major initiative within your own organization. And furthering the learning experience from your prior years, into a culminating project that you present to your professional peers during your final year onsite.


Sigal Barsade

Education PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 1994; BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986 Recent Consulting Research and consulting involve the influence of emotions and emotional intelligence on work behavior, organizational culture and organizational cult...

Stewart Friedman

Stew Friedman (friedman@wharton.upenn.edu) has been on the Wharton faculty since 1984. He became the Management Department’s first Practice Professor for his work on applying theory and research to the real challenges facing organizations. As founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program, i...

Richard Shell

Consistently listed as one of Wharton’s top professors in BusinessWeek’s bi-annual “Guide to the Best Business Schools,” Richard’s expertise covers negotiations, persuasion and strategy. He has taught and consulted for more than 100 businesses and nonprofits including Google, Johnson & Johnso...

Mauro Guillén

Mauro F. Guillén is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at Penn, a researchandteaching program on management and international relations. He holds the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at the Wharton School and a secondary appointment as Professor of S...

Peter Cappelli

Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources.  He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employme...

Maurice Schweitzer

Maurice Schweitzer's research focuses on emotions, ethical decision making, and the negotiation process. He has published in management, psychology, and economics journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and...

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