Commercial Banking Initiative

The Commercial Banking Initiative (CBI) is a high-impact academic program housed in the Department of Finance. CBI develops the next generation of commercial banking leaders through classroom instruction, interaction with industry leaders, and experiential learning opportunities.

The initiative serves students, industry, and the state by creating a talent pipeline that will fill the personnel needs of commercial banking organizations in Louisiana and beyond. CBI offers corporate partners unparalleled access to student engagement opportunities that boost visibility and create meaningful dialog. Through faculty interactions, partners also gain firsthand insight into important research. These benefits and enhanced exposure through partnership recognition give CBI corporate partners a competitive recruiting advantage.

Learn more about the Commercial Banking Career Track within the BS Finance Program. 



CBI Corporate Partners

b1BANK logo


First Guaranty Bank logo member FDIC

AmeriSource logo

HomeBank logo

Hancock Whitney logoInvestar bank




Partnering to Advance Commercial Banking

There are numerous benefits to partnering with the LSU Commercial Banking Initiative. Contact Brian Andrews to become a partner.


Platinum Partners
$10,000 Annually

Gold Partners
$5,000 Annually

Silver Partners
$3,000 Annually

Copper Partners
$1,000 Annually

Advertise internship and career opportunities to all students in the commercial banking track* X X X X
Priority access to select research authored by CBI-affiliated faculty X X X X
CBI annual report X X X X
Opportunity to network with LSU students at commercial banking conferences X X X X
Invitation to mentor students through the A Day in the Life program (one-to-three days) X X X X
Logo and link displayed on CBI corporate partnership page X X X X
Recognition on signage displayed at all CBI events – logo given top billing  X X X X
Recognition in event promotions  X X X X
Table at Commercial Banking Career Connections, an annual career exploration event X X X  
Serve as a guest lecturer/instructor in commercial banking courses X X X  
Recognition of partnership on Department of Finance social media channels  X (2x/year) X (2x/year) X (1x/year)  
Opportunity to host recruiting events at the Business Education Complex X X    
Invitation to participate in Careers in Finance: Commercial Banking, a semi-annual networking event  X X    
Recognition as the title sponsor for a Finance Movie Night, includes speaking opportunity X      
Invitation to sit on the CBI Advisory Board X      

*Opportunities will be posted on Handshake, LSU’s modern, online career resource for students and alumni.



Contact CBI

Brian Andrews
2602C Business Education Complex North
225-578-6291 |