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Prepare your students to enter the job market one step ahead

Professors, deans, and faculty at colleges and universities strive to create the best experience for their students - which involves being equipped with the right resources and tools. RMA offers college and university members the opportunity to prepare students for the banking industry through our Credit Essentials Course, a comprehensive curriculum on commercial credit risk that prepares students for their first banking job.

University Members have the ability to provide RMA's Credit Essentials Course to their students

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About the Credit Essentials Course

A growing concern among RMA members is the future of the banking industry and the development of the next generation of talent. RMA is dedicated to providing the resources needed at colleges and universities to build a brighter future. This course incorporates essential underwriting topics compiled from existing RMA courses that address subjects from financial statement analysis to loan structuring, coupled with case studies and exams.

Topics covered in the course:

  • Getting to know the customer
  • Analyzing nonfinancial techniques
  • Understanding financial statements and cash flow
  • Understanding cash flow projections
  • Loan structuring
  • Collateral and third-party support
  • Retail credit
  • Personal and business financial statement and tax return
  • Global cash flow
  • Loan documentation


Resources included in RMA's Credit Essentials Course:

Course materials for each chapter and guides for both instructors and students to navigate the course

Case studies to apply learnings to real-life situations

Job aids and reference materials

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RMA is excited about the opportunity to learn more about you and how we can help you develop the next generation of banking talent.

Learn more about University membership & apply today