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.


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    By offering our unique curriculum, which encompasses both an academic foundation and current, practical industry practices

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    By utilizing the highest-caliber faculty with a proven ability to communicate and educate

    • Outstanding educators from major U.S. universities
    • The industry’s top consultants
    • Practicing bankers

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    By accepting participants who represent the best and the brightest in the industry, who come from diverse institutions and areas of specialization

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    By providing students with outstanding facilities and professional interactions through our unique partnership with the prestigious Foster School of Business at the University of Washington

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    By continually building on over 80 years of experience and success in preparing managers for executive leadership positions in a rapidly evolving industry