The Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS), in partnership with the Foster Graduate School of Business at the University of Washington, offers a unique combination of state-of-the-art classrooms, world-class faculty, cutting-edge curriculum, and highly qualified participants that defines it as The Premier National Graduate School of Banking™. Founded in 1938, this prestigious school boasts over 12,000 alumni, with hundreds serving as leaders of financial institutions. PCBS utilizes its vast industry resources to provide tactics and strategies for approaching today's most pressing banking issues.

PCBS will be entering its 87th session in 2024. The 2023 session was at capacity and had a wait list.

Apply now, as the application deadline is May 15, 2024.

If you have questions or need help, please contact the PCBS office at 425.278.0250.

Since 1938, PCBS has been helping bankers Rise Above the Rest™ by providing an outstanding, graduate-level executive leadership and financial management education. The mission reflect the beliefs of both the school’s founders and the corporate board, a prestigious group of industry experts, educators, and bank executives.


To develop leaders for the diverse financial services industry by offering outstanding graduate-level banking and leadership education, delivered by a world-class faculty, teaching a highly relevant and innovative curriculum