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Southwest CUNA Management School: Do You Fit the Profile?
Monday, May 22, 2017 6:10 AM


Southwest CUNA Management School (SCMS), the three-year educational program designed to develop and enhance leadership skills for credit union professionals, still has slots remaining for first-year students. Registration ends June 16 or when class size reaches 55.

Note: one first-year student under the age of 40 from the Cornerstone region has the opportunity to earn their first year’s paid tuition back as a scholarship. Learn more at

SCMS provides an exceptional forum for networking with other credit union professionals; access to top industry experts; and the opportunity to ignite an inner passion and vision for personal and professional growth. But is there a student profile, and do you fit?

Let's take a look. Here are the stats on the average first-year SCMS student:

  • Students represent credit unions with assets ranging from under $5 million to more than $3.5 billion—midpoint is $180 million
  • Education backgrounds range from high school to masters degrees. Percentage of first year students that possess various degrees:
    • 20 percent  high school or equivalent
    • 10 percent  associate degree
    • 27 percent  bachelor's degree
    • 15 percent  master's degree
  • Average age is 40 (ranging from 26 to 54)
  • Average of six years' experience on the job (ranging from 7 months to 20 years)
  • 12 years working in credit unions (ranging from 0 to 33)
  • 15 years in the financial services industry (ranging from 2 to 33 years)

Do you fit within these wide-ranging parameters? We're betting you do.

Again, first-year enrollment slots remain open. Registration ends June 16 or when class size reaches 55. If you want to be part of this exciting leadership advancement opportunity, act now and enroll in the July 9-19 session.

For additional information, prospective students should visit or contact Janine McBee at 469-385-6634 or 800-442-5762, ext. 6634.