Scott MacDonald

Adjunct Professor
President and CEO, SW Graduate School of Banking

PhD, Economics, Texas A&M University


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  • Bio

    S. Scott MacDonald is president and CEO of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation, director of the Assemblies for Bank Directors, and adjunct professor of finance, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University.  He received his PhD from Texas A&M University and his BA degree in economics from the University of Alabama.  Dr. MacDonald is a frequent speaker at professional programs, banker associations, and banking schools.  He is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, and was recently inducted into the Independent Bankers Association of Texas’ Wall of Heroes and Legends.  He is a nationally sought after strategic planning facilitator and consultant to the financial services industry.  He has served as an expert resource witness before the Texas state Senate and is a former chairman of the board of directors of a Texas financial institution.  Dr. MacDonald is the co-author of the best selling textbook on banking, Bank Management, as well as author of numerous articles in professional and academic journals.

  • Teaching

    FINA 4328 Management of Financial Institutions
  • Research

    Bank Management
    Financial Institutions and Markets
    Money and Capital Markets
    US Financial Systems
    Financial Economics
    Futures and Options
    Monetary Theory
    Business Valuation and International Trade