The University of South Alabama hosted the Alabama Banking School this week. Thirty-nine participants graduated Friday at a commencement ceremony at Laidlaw Performing Arts Center.
Nearly 150 bankers and certified public accountants were in Mobile this week to participate in the three-year program, which offers courses to give students a well-rounded view of banking operations. Participants range from entry-level tellers to executive officers. Courses cover topics including commercial lending, human resources, funds management and general accounting theory, among others.
Friday was the banking school’s 37th commencement. Alabama Treasurer Young Boozer delivered the keynote address.
One-quarter of the school’s instructors are faculty from USA’s Mitchell College of Business. Other instructors include senior-level professionals in the banking industry, bank regulators and accounting professionals.
The Alabama Banking School is sponsored by the Alabama Bankers Association.