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The Challenge
  • Gain a deeper understanding of what happened in the banking industry during the Global Financial Crisis, how banking has changed since the crisis and what lessons can be applied to banking in emerging markets
  • Challenge participants to identify opportunities in banking in emerging markets using tools from faculty thought-leadership and lessons learned from the larger global financial landscape
  • Fast track the development of senior managers through intense exposure to the global financial marketplace
Target Participants
  • Executives from BANKSETA member-financial institutions, including ABSA Capital, FirstRand Bank, Nedbank Capital and Standard Bank
  • Business and functional leaders of areas such as Audit, Compliance, Equity Capital Markets, IT, Governance and Trading
  • Business division heads

Curriculum Design

The program content included an in-depth look at:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Reputation
  • Emerging Markets
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Banking
  • Hedge Funds
  • Risk Management
Customized Elements
  • Interactive sessions allowed participants to utilize strategic tools and frameworks to engage in a dialogue with faculty and corporate executives about the current state of and future prospects for global financial markets
  • Visits to global financial institutions allowed participants to explore how firms are managing emerging markets and crises and preparing for the future of banking
  • Participants collaborated on cross-functional teams to present their observations, reflections and learnings to a NYU Stern faculty panel

Program Outcomes
  • Participants left with new insights into the global reality of the financial marketplace
  • Participants returned to South Africa with a challenge to form their own path forward within their own firms based on the broad spectrum of different perspectives that they encountered throughout the program
  • Participants from across financial institutions and functional areas were united around common challenges in banking and emerging markets

"We were truly impressed with the quality of the delivery and the high calibre of the BANKSETA custom program – the International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) with NYU Stern Executive Education, which was a seamless combination of engaging faculty, group projects and company visits. The program provided direct application to the participants' work engagements in the banking and microfinance sector in South Africa; it also exposed the participants to banking perspectives in various international banks. We are looking forward to returning to NYU Stern next year for an extended delivery of this successful program.”

- Max Makhubalo, CEO, BANKSETA, South Africa

Participants from BANKSETA say:

"Our exposure to lecturers who are experts in their fields was refreshing."

"I absolutely enjoyed the overall experience at NYU Stern. The company visits were valuable learning experiences that provided great perspectives on the company culture, risk maturity and strategic direction of global banking leaders. I also immensely enjoyed the group projects. They gave a focal point to the overall program and allowed us to integrate the program learnings."