The Academy

The Academy at Bank of America invests in you every day, from your first day, so that you can succeed in your role and develop a dynamic, successful career at Bank of America. No matter where you are in your career or what experience you bring to the organization, there’s a path for you.

What is The Academy?

The Academy is a dedicated organization that exists solely to ensure success for our colleagues through coaching and development. Within Bank of America, we serve teammates in Consumer & Small Business and Merrill.

Support from The Academy is designed to help you master the many facets of your current role. As you grow and learn, we work with you to further hone and develop your skills, so that you are always learning and improving.

While we help you where you are today, we also help you connect the dots to the next steps in your career. The opportunities at Bank of America and Merrill are plentiful — so plentiful, in fact, that employees can feel overwhelmed by their options or unsure about what possibilities are available or right for them. This is where The Academy comes in and helps: by learning about your professional interests, showing you potential career paths, and exposing you to opportunities in other lines of business, we work with you to help you thrive both today and in the future.


Hear from our teammates that have participated in The Academy

Role preview Jennirys Liriano, Relationship Manager
Role preview Wilma Polo, Relationship Manager

Advisor Development 

Advisor Development encompasses our achievement focused training programs for financial advisors across Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank.

Learn more about Advisor Development  

In 2019, The Academy invested in the careers of over 45,000 participants from our Consumer & Small Business and Merrill lines of business.    

Enabling a world-class workforce

At its core, The Academy is a high-touch and high-tech growth strategy, blending personal connections with innovative learning paths. The most distinct touch point is a partnership with an Academy Manager from the moment of hire and throughout training. Academy Managers stay closely connected as new hires progress and develop the skillset required for success in their role.

Hear from leaders who have developed a career at Bank of America

Role preview Jarrid Diaz, Financial Center Manager
Role preview Yeneysi Linares, Performance Manager

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