PCBS is pleased to announce that its full slate of graduate-level executive leadership and financial management courses will be offered virtually in August 2021. The need for a high-quality banking and leadership education has never been greater. The online program will provide the same innovative and relevant curriculum taught by world-class faculty with real-world experience as our on-site program.
Our choice to move online reflects our priorities of safety, accessibility, and compliance with the University of Washington pandemic protocol. Having launched a successful virtual third-year session in 2020, we are well-positioned to offer our students the excellent experience they expect from PCBS.
The 2021 virtual session (V2021) promises to be a robust and satisfying experience for students and faculty members alike. We will use the University of Washington’s Canvas Learning Management System and Zoom technology to deliver this year’s program. Live instruction will not be delivered in a webinar-style but will be interactive and engaging. All students will be expected to have their video cameras on and be fully engaged with their instructors and classmates. Students will have access to complete tech support and social networking opportunities.
We are discounting 2021 tuition to reflect the cost savings of delivering the session virtually. We are also modifying the schedule and reducing class sizes to ensure our standard of providing a premier banking education.
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- includes annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $350
To increase student engagement while cutting down on the number of hours students will be in Zoom sessions, we have made changes to the timing of some classes and reduced some class section sizes. Leadership classes will be divided into smaller sections and delivered a quarter of the class at a time in all day sessions. The dates of these classes will be July 18, 25, August 1, and 8. You will only be asked to attend one of these sessions. We took these classes out of the weekday schedule to cut down on the time spent in daily Zoom sessions.
All first-year students who participate in the virtual program will be placed in small groups of 15-20 students and assigned an Executive Student Advisor (PCBS grads who volunteer their time as first year student advisors) who will facilitate group meetings prior to the start of V2021 so students can get an early start on getting to know one another.
Leadership classes will be divided into smaller sections and delivered a quarter of the class at a time in all-day sessions. The dates of these classes will be Aug. 14, 15, 22, and 29. You will only be asked to attend one of these sessions. We took these classes out of the weekday schedule to cut down on the time spent in daily Zoom sessions.
Second-year students have their third year to look forward to when in-person networking and graduation exercises will be celebrated with their classmates, colleagues, and friends.
The LeaderSim experience is also very interactive and includes executive interviews to provide students the opportunity to connect the curriculum with real-life leadership challenges.
Second and third-year students will have the opportunity to take up to four electives. Only three electives are required to allow students control over the number of hours they choose to spend on Zoom.