Fundamentals of Commercial Banking

An Applied Approach (First Edition)
Dr. Kent S. Belasco
©2022, 372 pages

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    Fundamentals of Commercial Banking: An Applied Approach equips students with the practical knowledge and skillsets they need to succeed within the field of modern banking.

    Opening chapters provide students with an overview of the origins of banking in the United States, the impact banks have on society, the role of commercial banks in the banking system, the structure of commercial banks, and the products and services banks provide to their customers. Students read about the U.S. Federal Reserve, learn about monetary and fiscal policies, and become acquainted with the regulatory measures. Additional chapters help students understand a bank’s financial statements, how banks make money, how to approach financial forecasting, and how to develop a bank budget. The book explores economic indicators, the pricing loan and deposit products, the management of discretionary expenses, the measurement and analysis of results, and the management of financial risks, including credit risks and other forms of risk. Each chapter features key terms, learning objectives, and end-of-chapter questions to support the learning experience.

    Developed to provide students with a comprehensive yet approachable introduction, Fundamentals of Commercial Banking is an excellent resource for foundational courses in finance and banking.

    Dr. Kent S. Belasco has more than 35 years of experience in banking and consulting with companies such as Citicorp, Exchange National Bank, Deloitte and Touche, and First Midwest Bank. Dr. Belasco was formerly the executive vice president, chief information and operations officer for First Midwest Bank, N.A., responsible for all facets of information technology, facilities, and operations. He now serves as an assistant professor of practice and the director of the Commercial Banking Program at Marquette University. He holds an M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and a doctorate in business education from Northern Illinois University. He is a CPA in Illinois.
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