Texas Southern University to Establish a Future Bankers Leadership Program

The Jesse H. Jones School of Business at historically Black Texas Southern University in Houston has created a new academic program that gives students direct exposure to commercial banking. The Future Bankers Leadership Program will introduce the university’s business students to the industry through a formal curriculum, interaction with executives and industry mentors, and commercial banking internships.

The program will start in the Fall 2021 semester. The commercial banking concentration will be at the undergraduate level, offering foundational knowledge and the critical skills necessary for students looking to enter the financial services sector.

Plans to expand the program will include classes in financial technology, banking compliance and governance, a certificate program, and an initiative that will encourage students majoring in other disciplines to develop banking industry interests.

David Yen, dean of the School of Business at Texas Southern University, stated that “this program ignites our curriculum, expands internship opportunities and contributes to the human capital needs of our financial services community.”


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