DIPLOMA IN BANKING AND FINANCE (DBKF - S76)

OVERVIEW

Designed for future financial professionals who want to make an impact in the complex global economy, the Diploma in Banking and Finance— known as SP Banking & Finance — gives you a head start in being a responsible and insightful wealth creator.

The SP Banking & Finance course blends theoretical concepts with industry practices. This well-established course provides practical training with modern facilities and an excellent curriculum that is closely related to professional practices and is highly industry relevant. Besides acquiring core competencies in banking and finance, you are also equipped with essential business skills such as integrative problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication and teamwork, as well as key industry soft skills and sound values for work.

The 3-year full-time SP Banking & Finance programme, builds upon 3 main pillars crucial to banking and finance industry, namely (1) Corporate and Wealth Advisory, (2) Risk and Compliance and (3) Financial Management. 

Beyond the technical competencies, latest innovations such as Financial Technology (FinTech) and Data Analytics skills are blended into the programme, to equip you for the future economy. You will be encouraged to adopt a critical and flexible viewpoint and to analyse issues from a variety of perspectives. 

We are the first banking and finance diploma offered among the polytechnics.

 

1. Winning  Choices : Flexibility and multiple pathways
Your future is in your hands. You are able to chart your own pathway through a variety of electives offered at various stages of the programme. Electives include Forex Trading, Commodities Trading, Technical Analysis, Project Discovery, and many more. There is also an option to work on FinTech Projects in Year 3 along with a mentor from a start up company. Click here to find out What You'll Study.

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From left to right: Sharon Tan (Executive Director, Personal Financial Services UOB), Cheng Yang, Ming Qi, Naresh, Dominic and Han Wei (Team Shopical)

 

2. Winning  Experiences: Beyond the Classroom
The programme will develop you to be future finance professionals with the mastery of both theory and skillsets that are needed to navigate the evolving world of finance.  “Hands-on learning” is fundamental to the SP Banking & Finance experience. There will be opportunities for you to acquire real-life experience through a variety of local and overseas programmes. You 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.

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3. Winning  Future: Progression and Connection
As Singapore continues to thrive as an international financial hub, there are good employment opportunities for you.  Many career paths exist for SP Banking & Finance graduates. Employers seeking SP Banking & Finance graduates skillsets include a wide variety of functions.  Click here to find out more about Your Future.

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"The entire FYP experience was so authentic and rewarding because we got to work alongside big corporations and introduce solutions targeted at real-life banking problems. FYP was truly a great learning experience that allowed us to think out of the box and present our ideas to professionals eloquently. 10/10 would redo it all over again!"

Sharlene Yeo
DBKF Year 3 Student

 

Achievements

 20198th Placing, Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship
 2019Winner, Microsoft Office Specialist Singapore, National Finals (Excel 2016 Category)
 2019First Runner-Up, PolyFintech Hackathon (InsureTech)
 2019First Runner-Up, PolyFintech Hackathon (FinTech & AI)
 2018NUS Investment Challenge Champion
 2017Usprint Winning School,
Top 3 Student Winners,
Second (POEMS Tertiary Stock and Forex/Gold Challenge),
Top 10 Finalist (National Singapore FinTalent Competition)
 2015Distinction for Outstanding Performance (National Economics & Financial Management Challenge)
 2014High Distinction (National Economics & Financial Management Challenge)
 2013Third (National Management Competition)
 2012First (National Management Competition)
 2011First (National Management Competition)

Second, Fourth & Fifth (Citibank Foreign Exchange Challenge)

 2010

First (National Management Competition)
Second (Asian Management Game in Hong Kong)

 2009First, Second & Third (National Management

Fourth (Asian Management Game in Chennai India)

Third (Citibank Foreign Exchange Challenge)

 

 

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