Diverse student base

Stonier provides the opportunity to collaborate with other professionals from across the country and around the world. Attendees represent a cross-section of firms that span community, regional, national and international banks as well as regulators. In addition, the school draws students from many different functional areas such as finance, commercial and mortgage lending, retail, operations, risk and compliance and strategic planning.

Stonier students include senior-level management, financial analysts, bank examiners, bank directors, and more. All attendees are committed to taking their skills to the next level to advance their organization and their career.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Lasting connections

A Stonier LinkedIn group allows students to post news and relevant content to share with others in the Stonier family. Current students and alumni can search for “ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking” in LinkedIn Groups and request to join by providing the years they are attending or have graduated from the school.

In addition, a closed alumni site provides the added benefit of being able to connect with Stonier graduates long after your program has finished. Alumni can share current contact information, describe how they are handling both strategic and tactical issues in their work environment, and ask for comments and suggestions.

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Stonier is helping me:

  • Think more strategically about the economy and how it will affect both my organization and my customers.
  • Benefit from the extensive experience of the Wharton School in developing practical leadership skills to effectively craft and execute strategic goals.
  • Focus more attention on the problems bankers face in trying to effectively and safely maximize profits while maintaining good asset quality.
  • Consider the impact my decisions will have on the bank as a whole.

To date, Stonier has educated more than 20,000 professionals. Most are vice presidents or senior vice presidents; one in five is an executive vice president, chairman or CEO. Attendees come from community and regional banks, national and international financial institutions (last year’s class attracted students from 8 countries). Roughly 17 percent represent regulatory agencies. And behind those statistics are smart, ambitious executives on track to become the industry’s future leaders.


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Only Stonier graduates receive both a Stonier Diploma and a Wharton leadership Certificate.
Questions? Contact Stonier Program Director Perette Bonner. Call 1-800-BANKERS.