​​Course Overview​

The global financial industry is undergoing radical changes, with technology and innovation bringing change at lightning speed. Gain deep insights into this new wave of banking with our Diploma in Banking & Finance (BF).

The course provides you with a broad-based knowledge of accounting and business with specialized training in banking and finance. You will learn how banks operate and acquire knowledge of banking and finance technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, Chatbot and Data Analytics.​

Strong Industry Partnerships

As the Sector Co-ordinator of Singapore’s Accountancy & Financial Services cluster, we have established very strong links with industry partners to provide you with more robust learning experiences as well as industry networking and mentorship opportunities. This will give you a head start in your future career in this industry. Embark on an exciting learning journey with prestigious local and foreign banks, as well as fintech startups. Our partner companies include DBS, UOB, OCBC, Credit Suisse, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore Exchange Limited, PolicyPal and The FinLab. ​

Recognised & Accr​edited

As a BF graduate, you will enjoy accreditation and module exemptions from local and foreign universities as well as professional bodies such as IBF, CMFAS, ICAEW, and SCI.​



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What You'll Learn​​

Year 1

Year 2

  • Business Communication 2

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module builds on the foundation of Business Communication 1 and creates opportunities for students to strengthen their oral and written communication. Students will be required to enhance their presentation skills through impromptu speeches. Students will also learn how to prepare a business proposal. Job hunting and employment skills will be introduced to prepare students for a positive start to their careers. Students will be taught to write application letters and resumes. Additionally, students will learn job interview techniques through role-plays and simulations.

  • Corporate Finance

    (4 Credit Units)

    Students will learn about the workings of a firm such as its capital structure mix and capital budgeting. Building upon financial management fundamentals, students will explore the use of appropriate approaches and valuation tools such as the discounted cash flow technique to value business projects and investments. Students will also acquire knowledge on corporate governance, the various sources and costs of capital for the firm, equity financing through IPO offering and types of corporate actions that a firm undertakes.

  • Digital Banking

    (5 Credit Units)

    This module provides an overview of the current trends and emerging technologies that drive digital banks. It covers the concepts and characteristics of open banking, including the use of open APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). Students will learn how third-party developers use APIs to build applications and services offered by financial institutions to provide greater financial transparency options for account holders. Students will also learn some of the emerging technologies like Chatbot, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Blockchain - Distributed Finance. Case studies and problem scenarios in the banking and finance sector will be used for teaching.

  • Financial Markets & Services

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module examines the structure, functions, and operations of a modern financial system. Students will learn about the key roles played by the financial markets and institutions and the major types of financial instruments used to facilitate the flow of funds. Emphasis is also given to current events and trends in the financial sector.

  • Financial Planning

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module provides students a coherent understanding of personal financial planning with the aim to help students to achieve financial freedom. The financial landscape is constantly evolving with a huge impact on personal finance. This module aims to equip students with the understanding and knowledge of the concepts and technicalities of financial planning, especially in areas of Insurance Planning, Income Tax Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning and Estate Planning to enable students to make sound personal financial decisions, plan their personal finances and to prepare them for a career in providing financial advisory services.

Year 3



Career Options & Further Studies

As a BF graduate, you can find good career opportunities in fields such as fintech, corporate finance, financial planning, investment and wealth management, trade finance, treasury, risk management, settlements and operations management, as well as credit and marketing. These include roles such as banking sales executive, credit analyst and risk analyst. 

The BF diploma is recognised by professional bodies like the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Banking & Banking (IBF). It is also recognised by all local universities and many overseas universities in Australia and the United Kingdom that grant at least one year’s exemption. For industry-linked certification, you will be exempted from one module of the Capital Markets & Financial Advisory Services (CMFAS) examinations. 

 In partnership with the Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS), all BF students will achieve the Associate Financial Planner (AFPCM) certification upon graduation. With this certificate, BF graduates can take an accelerated route to attaining the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation. ​




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Entry Requirements

FOR STUDENTS WITH O-LEVEL EXAMINATION RESULTS

AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-B

Candidates must have the following GCE 'O' Level examination (or equivalent) results.

  • English Language

    1 - 6
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

    1 - 6
  • Any three other subjects

    1 - 6

You must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type

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FOR STUDENTS WITH OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as N(A)-Level, A-Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.

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Application Information

  • Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2021 JAE

    4 to 11
  • Planned Intake (2021)

    75

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