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2019 Dakota School of Banking
University of Jamestown
6000 College Ln
Jamestown, ND 58405

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Sunday, June 09, 2019, 8:00 AM to Friday, June 14, 2019, 5:00 PM CDT
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Dakota School of Banking

June 9-14, 2019
University of Jamestown, Jamestown ND

Dakota School of Banking Information

Dakota School of Banking First-Year Application

One of North Dakota's longest-standing banking education traditions, the Dakota School of Banking has graduated hundreds of bankers since its inception in 1974. Many of these graduates are now senior-level executives, serving as president or chief executive officers of banks large and small. 

Through the use of highly-qualified instructors and a challenging curriculum, Dakota School of Banking provides a multi-dimensional educational experience in banking. By completing two one-week summer sessions and intersession projects, students develop a range of skills to enhance current performance and qualify for advancement. 

Employees at nearly every level can benefit from attending the Dakota School of Banking. Many DSB applicants have been identified as future leaders within their banks. 

Dorothy Lick
North Dakota Bankers Association
PO Box 1438
Bismarck ND 58502-1438
[email protected]
Phone: (701) 223-5303

Admission Requirements

Applicant must:
    • Be an employee or officer of a bank, an NDBA or SDBA associate member; or a bank regulatory agency
    • Have a college degree and two years banking experience, or a high school diploma plus five years banking experience
    • Have coursework in Principles of Banking, Money and Banking and Accounting or have demonstrated knowledge in these areas.
    • Be recommended by the bank's CEO, a senior officer or the employee's supervisor

*Applicants who do not meet these requirements must submit a letter from their nominating officer detailing the experience being substituted for these requirements.


First Year

  • Macroeconomics
  • Bank Financial Analysis I
  • Lending
  • Technology & Operations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Trust Services
  • Risk Management
  • Banking Law
  • High Impact Presentations
  • Sales Management

Second Year

  • Asset/Liability Management
  • Bank Financial Analysis II
  • Strategic Planning
  • Liquidity and Capital Planning
  • Bank Investments
  • BankExec Simulation
  • Management & Leadership
  • Bank Reports and Exams


Bank Financial Analysis and Asset/Liability Management
Perry Haralson, Cornhusker Bank, Lincoln NE

Richard Beck, STAR Financial Bank, Fort Wayne IN 

Human Resource Management
Pam Binder, BNC National Bank, Bismarck ND 

BankExec Simulation, Macroeconomics and Investments
Tom Capouch, The First and Farmers Bank, Portland ND 

Bank Operations & Technology
Erik Hoghaug, Hoghaug Consulting, LLC, Dripping Springs TX 

Banking Law
Tracy Kennedy, Zimney Foster P.C., Grand Forks ND 

Bank Reports and Exams
Dave Lessard, ND Department of Financial Institutions, Fargo ND 

Trust Services
Mary Locken, Bell Bank, Fargo ND 

High Impact Presentations and Sales Management
Rebecca Undem, Dale Carnegie of ND and MN, Grand Forks ND

Risk Management
Jeremy Skoglund, First Western Bank, Bismarck ND

Dakota School of Banking is sponsored by NDBA and endorsed by SDBA.

Contact: Dorothy Like @ 701-223-5303 or [email protected]