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The Robbins Banking Institute



Compliance Course

The Robbins Banking Institute and the Kansas Bankers Association are working together to offer a Fundamentals of Banking Compliance course. This course will be online and taught by the compliance staff of the Kansas Bankers Association.

The course will cover regulations dealing with Deposits, Operations, and Lending. It is intended to provide foundational knowledge and is geared towards individuals new to banking or new to compliance.

Enrollment is now open. The course begins January 22, 2019 and runs through May 17, 2019. For more information, visit:



What is the Fort Hays State University Robbins Banking Institute?

The Robbins Banking Institute is part of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting in the Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University. The purpose and goal of the institute is to teach the principles of community banking to prepare students to pursue careers in the banking industry. The institute offers a stand-alone certificate program, a minor program (to complement another major), and an undergraduate degree program. Courses are offered both on campus and online.

Courses Offered

Banking is an applied business discipline. It brings together many different areas of expertise. These include accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and computer information systems. The following courses are used to bring everything together.

Academic Credentials (Overview in pdf format: Study Banking at Fort Hays State University)


Some things can only be taught by doing. Internships are a valuable opportunity to show how theory is applied. Students benefit from these experiences in a significant way. The Robbins Banking Institute works to maintain a close relationship with the banking industry. These relationships benefit both the student and the industry.

It's been said, the best way to learn something is to teach the subject. The banks, regulators, and other financial institutions benefit from offering internships in many ways. First and foremost, it's an opportunity to spend an extended amount of time with a prospective employee. Second, it's a way to get a fresh look at your practices and procedures. And, third, by training someone for your institution, you gain new insights into how your institution operates.

We are flexible on the design and structure of each institution's internship program. Review the example of a Summer Intern Program below and then contact us to discuss your ideas.

                                                     Summer Intern Program Example


For information on scholarships available to banking students, please visit our banking scholarships web page.

Contact Information

Director: K. Alan Deines
Phone: 785-639-2297 

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