BBA’s first MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (B@NKSIM) online training program – A huge success !

The first B@nkSim online training program has been successfully delivered by Belgian Bankers Academy . The training program welcomed 24 participants from the Vietnamese banking sector and was carried out in the frame of the Bank Management Program led by House of Training .

5 half-days of intense work perfectly managed by two of BBA’s best senior trainers – Yves Mathieu and André Thibeault. The training delivered by the team of Experts was based on an upgraded online version of BBA’s B@nkSim simulation program compliant with the highest bank regulation standards (Basel III).

BBA’s online B@nkSim simulation is an agile and efficient way to deliver a professional and innovative training program on financial institutions management, in particular under the COVID 19 sanitary constraints in all parts of the World.

Congratulations to the participants who have successfully completed this intensive and challenging training program.

Special thanks to the House of Training management for initiating this program and trusting BBA for the training simulation programs since years.

Last but not least, many thanks to House of Training staff who has been directly and efficiently involved in the organization>.


The program consists of a combination of two parts: a conceptual and a practical part.

The conceptual part includes discussions, case studies and exercises on several theoretical and practical aspects of financial and general management in a universal bank. During these conceptual sessions our trainers share their real banking experience with participants. 

The practical part includes the use of the B@nkSim banking simulation program. The computer-based bank management simulation program depicts a typical full-service universal bank. 

A number of banks compete against each other, creating a realistic banking environment. Participants experience the consequences of taking major management decisions within a given timeframe, called a “period”. Each period is the equivalent of three months (quarter of a year). 

The banks conduct various banking activities in order to grow their loans, deposits, investment portfolios and other businesses in the marketplace.


  • To provide an understanding of the overall strategy of a bank
  • To gain insight into key decisions in banking
  • To understand the interdependence between business areas and the effect of decisions on financial performance


Mix between concepts and practice with practical implementation of concepts in B@nkSim Simulation

Concepts are given as traditional lectures – For B@nkSim practical sessions, participants are divided in small management teams

The following specific banking activities are included in the simulation:

  • Liquidity Risk Management
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Distribution Channel management
  • Private banking activities
  • Investment banking activities
  • Savings- and Certificates of Deposits
  • Capital Account Management following Basel I, Basel II or Basel III regulation
  • Off-Balance Sheet items

The following quarterly results (output) are produced by the simulation program:

  • Tutor Report
  • Bank’s own Financial Statements, comprising of:

* Balance Sheet

* Income Statement

* Notes to the Financial Statements (including a Financial Analysis) 

* Industry Report

* Market Reports

The following banking activities can be enabled/disabled :

  • Mortgages (Fixed rate & Variable rate)
  • Securitisation
  • Branches (open/close) versus Fixed Network
  • Issue of shares versus fixed amount of Share Capital
  • Investment Portfolio (T-Bonds)
  • Naked Swaps
  • Credit Derivatives
  • Investment Banking
  • Repos and Reverse Repos

Target Group

Main target group : bank managers at decision level

ther target group : high potential staff in management area

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