2021 Western CUNA Management School


Why Attend WCMS? 
In our changing and uncertain world, it is more evident than ever that the long-term success of our credit unions depends on the professional development of our people. For over six decades, Western CUNA Management School has helped credit union management staff meet the challenges of the future. Western CUNA Management School offers a powerful, up-to-date curriculum. It prepares today's and tomorrow's credit union people with the depth and breadth they need to contribute to their credit union's success and their own personal career goals -- depth of knowledge to help them do their jobs better -- breadth of background to make them more well-rounded and valuable members of management. In addition to receiving solid academic training and practical background, students at Western CUNA Management School establish strong professional networks throughout the credit union movement that benefit both themselves and their credit unions. A diploma from Western CUNA Management School has come to be recognized as a distinction and a mark of accomplishment. The American Council on Education's College Recommendation Service (ACE Credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for Western CUNA Management School. For more information visit ACE Credit’s website at: http://www.acenet.edu/.

A School for Credit Union Professionals 
Those who have prepared will succeed in the increasingly competitive financial services industry. Those who haven't run the risk of being left behind. Western CUNA Management School helps credit union professionals prepare themselves to keep pace with a rapidly changing business environment. The school is designed for managers and upper-level operational staff who have set credit union management as their career goal and understand the need to keep abreast of developments in our industry. Western CUNA Management School's educational program includes courses in Strategic Planning, Operations, Lending, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Economics, Business Law, Communications, Leadership and more. Graduates who have developed their skills and knowledge at the school have moved into positions of responsibility and leadership at some of the nation's leading credit unions. Many of them also hold key positions in chapters, leagues, CUNA, and credit union professional societies. Whether the goal is career advancement or simply to stay on top of changes within the industry, no school, conference or seminar in the country can offer credit union professionals a program that surpasses that of Western CUNA Management School.

Virtual Experience
Instead of the usual two-week in-person program at Pomona College, WCMS faculty will hold live--but virtual--classes (via Zoom) with students two days a week from July 7 through July 29. These live classes will be highly interactive and include numerous students breakout groups to interact with the class material and peers. To prepare students for the live class days, students will be required to watch pre-recorded on-demand faculty lectures where they introduce the concepts that will be explored further in the live sessions.  


IMPORTANT:  The 2021 Term is a Virtual Session.  Future sessions will likely NOT be offered virtually. Our current plans are to return to campus with live sessions in 2022.  Beginning the program virtually in 2021 does not guarantee you can continue as a virtual student in 2022. 


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