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SFI Customized Bank Courses

Why in-house offerings from Swiss Finance Institute?

Focus on the finance industry

SFI’s focus on financial institutions results in a profound understanding of the needs and challenges of the financial industry. With a teaching faculty of more than 50 SFI professors, a total faculty of around 120 educators from academia and industry specialized in banking and finance, and an open architecture approach to lecturing, SFI offers in-depth and unmatched expertise.

Strong and experienced partner in continuing education

Built on more than 25 years of experience in banking and finance continuing education, SFI offers customized training courses not only in Switzerland, but also in Europe and Asia. Clients include Swiss and international banks, universities and bankers’ associations, and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Thought leaders

A unique network of leading researchers, teachers, and senior bank practitioners puts SFI in a position to offer exceptional value in continuing education. The institute’s lecturers are aware of the challenges in the finance industry, can combine theoretical concepts and practical examples, and ensure best-practice knowledge transfer to the client company.

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Program Manager Continuing Education

Training development process

In order to address company-specific needs, detailed preparation takes place for each client institution:

The process begins with scientific coordinators working in close collaboration with the client’s internal training representatives to establish client-specific training goals and requirements. This stage takes previous training courses and content into account, with a view to using existing contents as the basis for a customized curriculum.  It also examines individual participant experience and background alongside company-specific training needs.  This leads to the development of an individual, tailor-made training program that can also involve internal experts.

The next stage is to select the most appropriate lecturers from both academia and industry from SFI’s first-class pool. The client and the chosen lecturers then work in close collaboration to devise the ideal structure for the training. This might be teacher- centered training, case-study based, or a workshop-based learning. Tailor-made support documentation, based on the contents of the training course, is then prepared.

Depending on the client’s requirements, the in-house training offering can also include the organization of training locations and the preparation and management of examinations.

Following successful completion of the program, each participant can be awarded a certificate by the institute. Once the customized training course is complete, a detailed review is carried out in order to improve the program so it can be delivered again and, potentially, implemented in the client’s own training framework. Refresher courses can also be designed to maintain knowledge levels and support continuous learning.

Program Manager Continuing Education
Director Continuing Education