North Dakota Bankers Association - link home

About Us Government Relations and Legal Education Business Partners Communications


Contact Us


Dakota School of Banking

DSB Logo
June 14-19, 2015
University of Jamestown, Jamestown ND

One of North Dakota's longest-standing banking education traditions, the Dakota School of Banking has graduated hundreds of bankers since its inception in 1974. Many of these graduates are now senior-level executives, serving as president or chief executive officers of banks large and small.

Through the use of highly-qualified instructors and a challenging curriculum, Dakota School of Banking provides a multi-dimensional educational experience in banking. By completing two one-week summer sessions and intersession projects, students develop a range of skills to enhance current performance and qualify for advancement.

Employees at nearly every level can benefit from attending the Dakota School of Banking. Many DSB applicants have been identified as future leaders within their banks.

Dorothy Lick
North Dakota Bankers Association
PO Box 1438
Bismarck ND 58502-1438
Phone: (701) 223-5303

DSB Application
2015 DSB First-Year Application

DSB Scholarship
2015 DSB Scholarship Info

Admission Requirements:
  1. Applicant must:

    • Be an employee or officer of a bank, an NDBA or SDBA associate member; or a bank regulatory agency
    • Have a college degree and two years banking experience, or a high school diploma plus five years banking experience
    • Have coursework in Principles of Banking, Money and Banking and Accounting or have demonstrated knowledge in these areas.
    • Be recommended by the bank's CEO, a senior officer or the employee's supervisor

      Applicants who do not meet these requirements must submit a letter from their nominating officer detailing the experience being substituted for these requirements.

Sample Schedule Year One (document)
File Size: 150.75 kb

Sample Schedule Year Two (document)
File Size: 165.08 kb


First Year
Bank Financial Analysis I
Technology & Operations
Human Resource Management
Trust Services
Banking Law
Presentation Skills
Sales in Financial Services

Second Year
Asset/Liability Management
Bank Financial Analysis II
Strategic Planning
Liquidity and Capital Planning
Bank Investments
BankExec Simulation
Management & Leadership
Bank Reports and Exams


Risk Management
Toby Aeilts, Senior Manager
Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo ND

Richard Beck, SVP/Corp. Sales Manager
STAR Financial Bank, Fort Wayne IN

BankExec Simulation
Macroeconomics & Bank Investments
Tom Capouch, President
The First and Farmers Bank, Portland ND

Bank Reports and Exams
Dave Lessard, Supervising Examiner
ND Department of Financial Institutions, Bismarck ND

Banking Law
John Foster and Tracy Kennedy, Attorneys
Zimney Foster P.C., Grand Forks ND

Bank Operations & Technology
Erik Hoghaug
Independent Technology Consultant, Dripping Springs, TX

Bank Financial Analysis
Asset/Liability Management

Pete Hoistad, CPA
Brady Martz & Associates, Grand Forks ND

Trust Services
Mary Locken, Vice President
Bell State Bank and Trust, Fargo ND

Human Resources
Sheila Marquart, SVP Human Resources
Starion Financial, Mandan ND

Presentation Skills
Rebecca Undem
Dale Carnegie Training, Fargo ND

Dakota School of Banking is sponsored by NDBA and endorsed by SDBA.


Dakota School of Banking First-Year Application
File Size: 1151.46 kb

First Year Scholarship Application
File Size: 78.43 kb

Members Only
Calendar of Events

job app


UCC Article 9