Welcome to Western CUNA Management School

July 11-23, 2021

In the increasingly competitive financial services industry, only those credit unions that have prepared their employees for the future will succeed.

For over half a century, Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) has helped credit unions prepare their up-and-coming staff members for a new and uncertain future. Throughout the decades, thousands of WCMS graduates have returned to their credit unions ready to assume increased responsibilities and to become highly productive leaders. Sponsored by the credit union leagues and associations of the thirteen Western states, in cooperation with Pomona College, WCMS offers a powerful, ever-evolving curriculum that gives credit union staff the depth of knowledge and breadth of experience they will need to help drive their credit unions to greater success.

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.

A diploma from WCMs is recognized as a mark of accomplishment and distinction. The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for Western CUNA Management School.