The primary purpose of the Connecticut School of Finance and Management (CSFM) is to provide an opportunity for junior
management personnel and other key employees of Connecticut’s banking
industry to obtain a more comprehensive knowledge and awareness of
banking theory, practices and procedures, capital markets and management
functions which will be of substantial value in their preparation for
new and greater responsibilities at or within the management level.
two-year program is designed to increase the knowledge of the students
in their own specialties and at the same time introduce them to a wide
range of banking topics. Upon conclusion, the students will have
developed a broader perspective of the industry, a more enlightened view
of their own bank and most importantly, a better awareness of their
The School's History
The Connecticut School of Finance & Management (CSFM) first met in
the fall of 1962. The program was intended to fill a gap which was
perceived with respect to available training programs for bank employees
at the supervisory and management level.
Originally conceived as a one-year program, CSFM was soon expanded to
two years. Over the years, it has seen continuous modifications. In
1985, substantial changes were made to the curriculum and format of the
School. Weekly two-and-a-half-hour evening sessions became monthly,
full-day classes. The educational content switched from an emphasis on
economics to an emphasis on refining management skills and the creation
of contemporary bank managers.
In addition to a two-day opening resident session at the beginning of
each of the class years, the program concludes with a
three-and-a-half-day resident session which deals with the science of
managing a bank and its people. The BankSim program is designed, through
small group interaction, to summarize the two-year program.