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SFI International Bank Management Program

How are you and your bank coping with the on-going (r)evolution taking place in banking? How comfortable do you feel with all of the challenging topics of today and tomorrow? The «SFI International Bank Management Program» provides banking executives with an integrated and systematic view of the issues – both current and future – most challenging to banks and bankers. The program will enable you to gain an in-depth understanding of key strategic industry developments, how they impact banking as well as provide you with a toolkit to manage these challenges in the future.

Negative interest rates, increasing volatility of markets, low returns, ever-increasing regulatory environment, robo-visors, new financial theories, industrialization, transformation and digitization of change. All these challenges will be addressed plus many others.

Today, banks and bankers are living in a world, which is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. SFI’s International Bank Management Program is designed to help bankers like you deal with the huge challenges of change for the future.

Dates and Topics

The course will take place from September 25 to September 30, 2017.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Market Trends & Future Views
  • 10 Theses For Change
  • Achieving Growth under Regulation
  • Innovation in Banking
  • Intergenerational Leadership
  • Competing through Products & Services
  • Mindset & Cultural Change in Banks
  • Risk Management in volatile times
  • Advanced Lending from origination to monitoring
  • Change Management in Banking
  • Transformation & Digitization
  • Banking in 2050
  • Re-shaping the Customer Experience

Please see the brochure for more information and a detailed schedule.

Speakers and Methodology 

The «SFI International Bank Management Program» explores the drivers behind the challenging developments confronting the industry today. The program brings together a dynamic international faculty, industry leaders and your peers. Academics focus on integrating finance knowledge while expert practitioners illustrate real-world applications. With a strong focus on practical change, the program draws on internationally renowned academics selected for their industry insights and ability to convey those insights in a managerial context. To obtain an understanding of the practical aspects of implementation, industry leaders present conclusions from their frontline experiences. Through the careful selection of participants, a peer group with a diverse background is created ensuring a “moderated dialogue” across the various areas of banking. Several CEOs and Board Members will provide their insights into their views on the future of banking.

Target Audience and Admission

The program is targeted at senior managers in banking and finance, with responsibility for business lines, integrated services to clients or an individual operational area, and for executives moving into any of the above positions. Participants typically have a minimum of 10 years of experience, with five years in a managerial role, and are on average 40 years old. Admission is limited and is determined on a competitive basis in order to guarantee the quality of the program.

Course Structure

The «SFI International Bank Management Program» is a 6-day program.

The course is conducted in English.


On completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate issued by the Swiss Finance Institute.

Course Fees

The course fee is CHF 6’960.- (incl. VAT) and is payable before the program begins. The fee covers tuition, course materials, lunches, refreshments, and official events during the program. It does not include evening meals, hotel, or travel expenses.