Barret School of Banking

The Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA), is pleased to partner with the Paul W. Barret, Jr. School of Banking (BSB). The Barret School of Banking, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a graduate level banking school which offers a three-year program of advanced study for career financial industry professionals. The Barret School of Banking is a non-profit independent school created by and governed by a Board of Regents, whose members are executives from banks and other firms involved with the financial services industry. The mission of the School is to provide an adult learning experience for the career-oriented individual in commercial banking or a related financial services industry business.


The school includes a one-week session each May, where students are in residence for 40-plus hours of classroom instruction. Since its establishment in 1972 as Memphis School of Banking, the School has provided banking education for graduates/participants from more than 20 states. The not-for-profit Memphis School of Banking was incorporated in 1976, and the name was changed to Mid South School of Banking in 1979 to reflect its regional expansion. In 2001, the School received an $8 million grant from the Paul W. Barret, Jr. Charitable Trust, and the name was changed from Mid South School of Banking to Paul W. Barret, Jr. School of Banking.