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The digital transformation in retail banking has fundamentally changed the role of the bank branch. Customer expectations and the customer engagement landscape have changed, however the need for relationship management and financial advice remains.
Certified Branch Manager (CBM) teaches you the essential business acumen and best practice-led competencies in customer-centric service delivery that creates customer value, drives revenue and process efficiencies and serves customer needs through the branch network.
You are equipped with the tools to optimize the bank’s service culture and drive process improvements, implement management information systems with key performance indicators to maximize branch productivity, and grow and retain frontline staff for a competitive and sustainable advantage.
- Examine and identify the key roles of branch employees and their associated ethical and professional stance in relation to creating positive customer experience
- Identify the key attributes of bank products and services and their respective roles in meeting customers’ needs across life-cycle stages
- Understand the role of data, processes and systems in creating omni-channel customers as well as the fundamental principles of effective queue management in bank branches and call centers
- Appraise the effectiveness of branch salespeople, using a Balanced Sales Performance Scorecard and related key performance indicators (KPIs)
- Examine the role of the five key dimensions of customer service quality and their link to customer loyalty and customer success
- Measure customer service quality through the application of measures such as Net Promoter Score (NPS), Customer Effort Score (CES) and Customer Life-Time Value (CLV)
- Identify the unique approach for effective relationship marketing and sales of banking products and services as well as the key role of long-term relationship management underlined by CRM
- Suggest specific sales strategies for digital services and initiatives to overcome resistance to onboarding
- Identify the sources of principal banking risks
- Apply the CAMELS model and associated ratios to bank financial statements to identify and interpret key information content
- You take a flexible, convenient and scalable learning solution and align it to meet your organization’s strategic business and learning objectives
- You remain engaged in training, thanks to our interactive presentations and video content
- You elevate your professional currency by completing a certification from a globally recognized leader in the retail banking space
- You develop skills you can immediately apply on the job, instantly enhancing your performance
- The Certified Branch Manager examination has two parts, each lasting two hours and six minutes. There is an eight-minute break between each part. Each part of the examination is conducted independently.
- The first part (Part A) has 88 multiple-choice questions. Each question has only one correct answer. Each question is worth one mark for a total of 88 marks.
- Questions in Part A examine for mastery of key principles and concepts presented in every module of the Certified Branch Manager curriculum.
- The second part (Part B) has six scenarios. Each of these six scenarios require answers to eight multiple-choice questions. Each scenario or mini-case is worth eight marks for a total of 48 marks.
- Questions in Part B examine for mastery of key principles and concepts from every module of the Certified Branch Manager curriculum.
- The passing score is 55%.
- In calculating the final grade (Pass/Fail/Distinction) equal weighting is given to each part of the examination. A minimum score of 50% is required in each part to pass the examination.
- To pass the examination, Candidates are required to pass the Ethics section of the exam with a minimum score of 55%.
- The use of calculators is permitted.
Criteria For Passing the CBM Examination
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