Course Pacific Rim Bankers Program (PRBP)


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Program Description

Over three decades, the Pacific Rim Bankers Program (PRBP) has helped more than 1,800 emerging leaders in the financial services industry meet the challenges of developing banking systems, increased integration of banking and securities markets and greater international competition. The Pacific Rim Bankers Program draws participants from Asia, Europe and Central Asia as well as North and South America to Seattle and San Francisco U.S.A. for a two-week program full of networking and new ideas.

Powerful tools for banking and finance leaders

The program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to make decisions in a volatile business environment, develop a framework to assess your competitors, create business strategies, analyze opportunities and respond to changing markets. You will also build a valuable network of professional contacts that you can call upon back in the workplace. Program graduates direct some of the world's most influential banks.

Taught by faculty from the internationally recognized University of Washington and experienced guest speakers from industry, the program meets in Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Program overview

The Pacific Rim Bankers Program is considered one of the best in equipping bankers with the knowledge to be successful in the current banking world. Participants will gain new understanding of industry changing forces such as risk, globalization and technology. Classes will emphasis strategy and risk management, interactive learning and thought-provoking country reports. Senior officers will participate in stimulating sessions taught by leading professors of banking and finance, and internationally-known consultants who are at the forefront of the industry.

LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS: Learn frameworks and techniques for analyzing the most current and relevant issues important to bankers, and benefit from fellow participant insights, knowledge, and experience.

STUDY TEAMS: Participate in small group exercises to build teamwork skills while forging international relationships for future connections.

CASE STUDIES: Understand how to analyze strategic banking issues by examining real-world problems within a team setting and discussing your findings across teams in class. Instructors facilitate the learning discussions and provide key takeaways.

COMPUTER-BASED SIMULATIONS: Create a bank with your team and make the decisions-- loan and deposit pricing, asset-liability management, liquidity management, capital management-- that determine its success in the highly rated BankExec International. You will gain a higher perspective of how banks operate as a whole in today's volatile financial environment.

BANK SEMINARS AND GUEST SPEAKERS: Get the inside track from guest speakers representing major banks and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as they discuss current issues related to banking and business.

COUNTRY BANKING REPORTS: Learn firsthand what is happening in Pacific Rim banking communities such as Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, and more through insightful participant presentations. Also obtain specific answers to the questions you have.


The PRBP curriculum is based on two enduring themes:

  • Analysis of financial institutions-- decision-making in constantly changing conditions.
  • Analysis of international financial markets and the economy.

PRBP faculty members teach both principles and practices. They equip participants with tools to better understand the financial services industry, international financial markets and risk management, strategy, leadership and the global economy. But, they do not stop there. They then bring those teachings to life by applying them to current issues. The result is a program that is timely and relevant, with lasting impact.

Last updated Dec 2017

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The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, located in Seattle, ranks among the top business schools in the United States. Founded in 1917, the School has more than 46,00 ... Read More

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, located in Seattle, ranks among the top business schools in the United States. Founded in 1917, the School has more than 46,000 alumni. Each year about 2,500 students enroll in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and over 1,000 participate in Executive Education. Mission Statement We are an entrepreneurial learning community dedicated to the creation, application, and sharing of knowledge that places special emphasis on dynamic and global business environments. Read less
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