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Special Topics Bundle

Course Overview

RMA’s Special Topics bundle includes 7 courses on subjects like ethical decision-making and the business of commercial banking, which serve as ideal onboarding material for employees that are new to commercial banking or new to your bank. 



15 to 20 hours



A college-level course in Financial Accounting or equivalent experience. An accounting refresher course is offered with the series to assist learners in re-familiarizing themselves with the necessary skills.



Online, Self-Directed


Who Will Benefit?

Credit or lending professionals that make loans to small businesses. This includes relationship managers, branch managers, commercial lenders, small business lenders, and credit analysts.

Program Level




Member: $699
Nonmember: $1,259



  • Accounting and Ratio Analysis
  • The Business of Commercial Banking
  • Ethics and Decision Making
  • Borrower Analysis: Qualitative Factors
  • Balance Sheet Analysis
  • Income Statement Analysis
  • Combined Balance Sheet and Income Statement Analysis


RMA's Small Business Lending Decision Process includes two case studies to apply concepts learned throughout the curriculum:

  • Edge Manufacturing is seeking a $600,000 line of credit and a $1.4 million term loan to support working capital needs, refinance existing term debt, and acquire new equipment
  • CHESS is seeking a $1 million line of credit to acquire used equipment for rental.

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