Curriculum

Students attend the school for three two-week terms over consecutive summers and complete a written project between each term: Project I, an analysis of the student’s credit union, and Project II, which involves strategic planning for the credit union’s future. Students also take a comprehensive examination at the end of each school year.

The university level faculty is made up of distinguished professors, attorneys, high level credit union professionals and consultants. To promote the learning experience, students live in Pomona College dormitories, take their meals in its dining halls, and engage in numerous structured out-of-classroom service learning activities.

The American Council on Education’s College Recommendation Service (ACE Credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for Western CUNA Management School. 


First Year
Behavioral Psychology Nicole Y. Weekes
Business Law William J. Adler, Cristina Miller
Communications Tracie Kenyon
Credit Union History and Philosophy
Credit Union Management Michael Steinberger
Economics I or Economics II Michael Steinberger, Michael Kuehlwein
Financial Management I or Financial Management II Bill Hampel, Matt Stephenson
Introduction to Project I - Online via Zoom - August 17, 2022 - 2:00 PM Pacific time
Organizational Behavior Michelle Bligh
Organizational Management Maria Quijada
Project Management Jodi Breese
 
Second Year
CEO Panel Bill Birnie, Wally Murray, Tracie Kenyon
Executive Presentation Skills Stacey Hanke
Financial Analysis Matt Stephenson
Human Centered Design Asha Srikantiah
Introduction to Project II- Online via Zoom - August 17, 2022 - 12:00 PM Pacific time
Managing a High-Performance Organization Maria Quijada
Managing Legal Risks William J. Adler, Cristina Miller
Managing Risk and Getting Things Done John Janclaes
Money and Financial Institutions Michael Kuehlwein
Regulation and Political Advocacy Scott Simpson
 
Third Year
Business Ethics Miguel Unzueta
Credit Union Financial Simulation Matt Stephenson
Credit Union Leadership Lucy Ito
Credit Union Strategy Matt Stephenson
Digital Leadership and Strategy George Westerman
Financial Simulation Presentations Matt Stephenson
Human Centered Design Asha Srikantiah
Negotiation Strategy Miguel Unzueta
Personal Strategic Development Michael Steinberger
Strategic Marketing Neil Goldman
 
All Classes
Credit Union Philosophy John Janclaes
WCMS Innovation Challenge Christie Kimbell, Cortney Angeley, Josh Sledge