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Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBKF) JAE Code: S76


Q1: Can you explain your diploma briefly?

A course which offers practice-oriented modules that develop responsible wealth creators in banking and finance.
Individually and in a team - learn to analyse, strategise and act decisively.
Banking careers: credit, trade finance, corporate/retail banking, treasury, private banking, wealth advisory, financial planning, marketing, operations
Financial trading careers: dealing, trading, broking, investment, research, risk control, settlements, compliance, marketing
Advice: If you are enthralled by financial markets and trading activities, enjoy numerical challenges, hard working, achievement-oriented and keen to help corporates/individuals find solutions to banking & financial needs, this would be a course to consider. You will acquire skills that you can apply in life!

Q2: What is Special About this Course?

  • Solid and relevant curriculum with specialisation in either Banking or Financial Trading
  • Hands-on and value-added learning e.g. simulated trading, client projects, 12-week internship, study trips, competitions, case studies
  • Critical industry soft skills: Resilience (tenacity; perseverance), Integrity (ethical/socially responsible) and Critical Thinking (think critically & creatively)
  • Competitions – learn business strategies, apply financial trading skills
  • Overseas trips - understand foreign financial markets, institutions, products and services
  • Job shadow – gain insights into careers and industry opportunities
  • UOB Kay Hian – SP Dealing Centre and scholarships
  • SGX & Institute for Financial Literacy – industry training and financial literacy
  • Advanced standing from local and foreign universities; preparation for Associate Financial Planner certificatione

Q3: And Another Thing you must know!

  • First banking and finance course among polytechnics
  • Highly recognised by industry & universities (advanced standing)
  • Bringing out the best in every student
  • Largest intake for Banking and Finance course among polytechnics
  • Graduates do well (PSC, SAF Sandhurst, ASEAN scholarship, NUS/NTU/SMU scholarships, NTU/SMU 1st Class Hons, etc)
  • Most graduates in industry
  • Seamless transition into industry
  • Singapore – key financial centre & 3rd largest foreign exchange centre
  • Financial services sector contributes 12% of Singapore’s GDP (economy)
  • Over 700 financial institutions in Singapore

The Diploma in Banking and Finance has built a strong foundation for my future endeavours. My learning journey with the school did not stop at textbooks and lecture notes as I was given many opportunities to apply my knowledge and gain hands-on experiences through various competitions. I was also fortunate to be part of an Overseas Community Involvement Programme to Cambodia.

The help and encouragement from my lecturers and teammates provided a conducive environment for me to further develop my interest in the banking and finance industry.

Right after I graduated from Singapore Polytechnic, I took up the Associate Financial Planner (AFP) and Associate Wealth Planner courses, the first and second stages of becoming a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). I am glad that the school introduced this certification course as I believe that it will give me a good head start in the banking sector.

I would like to thank SP Business School and the lecturers for the nurturing environment and moulding me into who I am today.


Ms Leong Sok Ee
Undergraduate of NUS Business School


The Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBKF) has definitely helped me to prepare for my career. Many modules taught have complemented my work in the bank. I strongly recommend anyone who has an interest in finance and accounting to join DBKF, which builds great skills for a career in banking.


Ms Lusy Ke
Graduated from Singapore Polytechnic in 1999 & London School of Economics with
First Class Honours in B Sc Accounting in 2003

The curriculum is relevant and has equipped students either for work or university education….I cannot even distinguish the course contents at SP with those at local and US universities for similar majors.

Prof Chen Renbao 
NUS (Dept of Finance)