DIPLOMA IN BANKING AND FINANCE (DBKF - S76)
Designed for those who want to excel in the financial sector, the Diploma in Banking & Finance (DBKF) course gives students the opportunity to acquire specialist knowledge and skills related to banking, monetary and financial operations.
DBKF develops tomorrow’s finance professionals with the theory and skill sets needed to navigate the dynamic and evolving world of finance.
Embark on Your DBKF Journey
Our DBKF programme comprises a future-ready curriculum with industry support. It is designed in close consultation with banking and finance industry partners and is aligned with future industry needs. It prepares students
in three main areas:
Digital & Analytical Skills
Our students acquire a solid working knowledge of relevant banking and finance technologies, such as Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Basic Programming and Data Analytics. Our curriculum features skills that are increasingly sought
after, such as in digital marketing, digital user experience and financial technology skills.
Market Expertise & Insights
DBKF students attain valuable industry knowledge and insights on financial markets and products, as well as the latest Financial Technology (Fintech) trends and developments disrupting industry through learning journeys
to visit companies and banks, conferences and curated webinars. There would be a keen focus in areas such as Business Banking, Consumer Banking and the Financial Markets.
Industry Relevance & Recognition
Our students solve real-world problems through applied industry projects, leveraging on our close industry links with Banks, Financial Institutions, Fintech Companies, and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. This way, our graduates are
well-recognised by local / foreign universities, professional bodies and industry.
In your final year, you will go on a 22-week internship. Depending on your career preference, you can experience an entrepreneurial journey in Finance and Technology by taking up internships in Financial Institutions such as HSBC, OCBC, UOB, with FinTech
companies - or even at our central bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore!
Flexible and Multiple Pathways
Our students can chart their own pathway at various stages throughout the programme, choosing from a variety of electives to either deepen or broaden their learning. They can also opt to work on FinTech Projects in Year Three under a mentor from a start-up
company. Click here to find out What You'll Study.
Team Gen Z Flip (DBKF, Year 3) pitching and experimenting “Wealth Factor” to Prudential Innovation Team.
From left to right: Ting Song, Randy, Vernon, Magdalene Loh (Senior Vice President, Prudential), Yi Ting, Xin Ying, Xue Yun (Deputy Course Chair SP), Luis Aiw (Innovation Manager, Prudential) and Chia Ming (Senior Lecturer SP).
Beyond the Classroom
We will develop our students to be finance professionals with both the theory and skillsets needed to navigate the evolving world of finance. Practical and hands-on learning is fundamental to the SP Banking & Finance experience. There will be opportunities to acquire real-life experience through a variety of local and overseas programmes. Our students will also work on authentic financial research challenges from Financial Institutions and Fintech companies to drive innovations or disruptions to traditional financial methods. Click
here to find out more about Life@SP Banking & Finance.
Bringing lessons to life – Connecting and learning from industry experts on Sustainable Finance at Singapore FinTech Festival 2022
Team Midnight Minds (DBKF, Year 1) winning the 2022 PolyFinTech100 Hackathon, InsurTech Category.
Progression and Connection
There are excellent employment opportunities for our graduates as Singapore continues to thrive as an international financial hub. Many career paths exist for SP Banking & Finance graduates. Employers seek SP Banking & Finance graduates as they require skillsets to fill a wide variety of positions. Click
here to find out more about Your Future.
Bringing Final Year Project (“FYP”) ideas to life –
Team CTRL (DBKF, Year 3) experimenting their FYP solutions in Hangout@UOB.
“The FYP journey with UOB was a rewarding and eye-opening experience! Our idea was to enable UOB to drive sustainability outcome with the younger-consumers, through experimentation of the FYP solution in SP campus. It was challenging to balance feasibility with creativity but our team was very grateful and honoured to be personally mentored by a team of experienced bankers. It was all worth it when the results of our implementation at Hangout@UOB has proved that our business plan was not only profitable but popular among youths! Being recognised by UOB Senior Leaders was one of my best experiences in SP DBKF!”
Chua Jia En
DBKF Year 3 Student
|2022||Champion, PolyFinTech100 API Hackathon (InsurTech)|
|2022||Merit, PolyFinTech100 API Hackathon (Gamified Finance)|
|2022||Merit, PolyFinTech100 API Hackathon (RegTech)|
|2022||First Prize, AIESEC The Brand Challenge|
|2021||Merit Award, PRU Fintegrate Open Innovation Challenge|
|2021||Champion, SUSS Analytics and Visualisation Challenge (Our Youths)|
|2021||Champion, SUSS Analytics and Visualisation Challenge (The COVID-19 Pandemic)|
|2020||Champion, PolyFintech100 API Hackathon (De-centralised Finance)|
|2020||First Runner-Up, PolyFintech100 API Hackathon (De-centralised Finance)|
|2020||Champion, PolyFintech100 API Hackathon (Financial Inclusion & AI)|
|2020||First Runner-Up, PolyFintech100 API Hackathon (Sustainable Finance)|
|2020||Winner, SUSS Analytics and Visualisation Challenge 2020 (Modern Culture)|
|2020||Second Runner-Up, SUSS Analytics and Visualisation Challenge 2020 (Modern Culture)|
|2020||First Runner-Up, SUSS Analytics and Visualisation Challenge 2020 (Humans & Societies)|
|2020||First Runner-Up, FPAS Financial Planner Awards 2020|
|2019||8th Placing, Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship|
|2019||Winner, Microsoft Office Specialist Singapore, National Finals (Excel 2016 Category)|
|2019||First Runner-Up, PolyFintech Hackathon (InsureTech)|
|2019||First Runner-Up, PolyFintech Hackathon (FinTech & AI)|
|2018||NUS Investment Challenge Champion|
|2017||Usprint Winning School,|
Top 3 Student Winners,
Second (POEMS Tertiary Stock and Forex/Gold Challenge),
Top 10 Finalist (National Singapore FinTalent Competition)
|2015||Distinction for Outstanding Performance (National Economics & Financial Management Challenge)|
|2014||High Distinction (National Economics & Financial Management Challenge
|2013||Third (National Management Competition)|
|2012||First (National Management Competition)|
|2011||First (National Management Competition)
Second, Fourth & Fifth (Citibank Foreign Exchange Challenge)
First (National Management Competition)
Second (Asian Management Game in Hong Kong)
|2009||First, Second & Third (National Management
Fourth (Asian Management Game in Chennai India)
Third (Citibank Foreign Exchange Challenge)
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