SP Business School

Designing Business. Defining Tomorrow

School of Business

Designing Business. Defining Tomorrow

School of Business

Designing Business. Defining Tomorrow


The banking and finance sector is a major driving force of the Singapore economy and SP’s Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBKF) course will prepare you for a promising future.

We are the premier Banking and Finance course with the largest intake and most number of graduates out in the industry. We offer knowledge and skills to launch you into the dynamic and challenging world of banking and finance.

This well-established course provides practical training, modern facilities and an excellent curriculum that is closely related to professional practice and highly industry relevant to give you a head start. You will receive a quality educational programme that is specialised, yet broad-based and highly recognised by the industry and many universities and professional bodies.

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

Course Highlights
  • Rigorous and relevant curriculum with specialisation in either Banking or Financial Trading to give you a head start in work or further studies
  • Hands-on and value-added learning – simulated financial trading (UOB Kay Hian – SP Dealing Centre), client projects, 3-month internship, study trips, workshops, and competitions
  • Core industry competencies, essential soft skills (critical thinking, resilience and integrity) and sound values for a successful career
  • Opportunities to develop capabilities in many ways – advanced modules, diploma-plus certificate programmes, multi-disciplinary projects, social innovation projects, and personal development programmes
  • Highly recognised by leading financial institutions, reputable universities and professional bodies
  • Build and grow your network and contacts with industry professionals and practitioners as well as DBKF alumni family


Why Banking & Finance @ SP Business School?


We are the only Banking & Finance course offering two options:

  • Banking
  • Financial Trading

The DBKF course equips you with the required knowledge and skills for work as executives/market practitioners in the banking and finance industry. Besides, you also learn essential business skills such as integrative problem solving and analytical skills, IT and communication skills as well as critical industry soft skills and sound values for work. You get opportunities to develop your full potential in many ways through additional programmes like Advanced Modules, Diploma-Plus Certificate Programmes and Multi-Disciplinary Projects.

Studies aside, you will have opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, resilience and the ability to work effectively in a team through student activities by leading, planning and organising competitions, professional and social events that benefit the student community.


Graduates from this course receive generous advanced standing from reputable foreign universities and module exemptions from local universities. We prepare our graduates for the Capital Markets and Financial Advisory Services (CMFAS) Examination in line with the licensing framework under the Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisers Act. Our Banking students are prepared for the Associate Financial Planner certification. You can also pursue professional certifications offered by institutions such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), etc.   

To broaden your frontiers and build business and personal networks, you will have the opportunity to visit financial institutions/companies, interact with and learn from industry practitioners, participate in overseas study trips, join credit transfer programme, attend workshops and seminars, and participate in community service projects.

Our students also take part in tertiary and national financial competitions as well as business strategy competitions, gaining the reputation of being the best traders and strategists.




For internship, you will be attached to local regulatory bodies (eg MAS, SGX), leading international and local banks and financial institutions (eg Citibank, DBS Bank, HSBC, ICAP, OCBC, UOB, Bank of China) and relevant companies.

Our graduates are highly in demand by global and local financial institutions such as Barclays, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, OCBC, UOB, Daiwa Securities, DMG & Partners, Singapore Exchange and UBS.

Our graduates are accepted by reputable local and overseas universities. Many have been awarded university and company scholarships. Our outstanding graduates received 1st class honours and its equivalent from universities such as London School of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University and University of Lancaster.

Benefit from our large and established alumni network in the industry. Join us to realise your full potential and broaden your perspectives!




Our Facilities: UOB Kay Hian-SP Dealing Centre


Here is a list of competitions that we have done well in:


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 2011)
2010: First (National Management Competition)
  Second (Asian Management Game in Hong Kong)
2009: First, Second & Third (National Management Competition)
  Fourth (Asian Management Game in Chennai India)
  Third (Citibank Foreign Exchange Challenge 2009)
2008: First & Third (National Management Competition)
  Second (Asian Management Game in Hong Kong)
  Third (Citibank Foreign Exchange Challenge 2008)
2007: First, Second & Third (National Management Competition)
2006: First (National Management Competition)
  Third (Asian Management Game in Macau)
2005: First, Second & Third (National Management Competition)
  First (NTUC Income Entrepreneur Challenge)
2004: First (National Management Competition)
  First (National Cooperative Federation Business Simulation Game)
  First, Second & Third (SGX-NTU Financial Futures Game)
2003: First, Second & Third (SGX-NTU Financial Futures Game)
2002: First, Second & Third (SGX-NTU Financial Futures Game)
  First (SGX-NTU Stock Exchange Game)
2001: Second & Third (SGX-NTU Financial Futures Game)
2000: Third, Fourth & Fifth (CNA Millenium Investment Game)
  First & Second (CNA Million Dollar Game)
  First & Second (SGX-NTU Financial Futures Game)
1999: Second (SGX-NTU Financial Futures Game)
1998: First & Second (Simex Challenge III)
  First & Third (Aiesec Financial Futures Game)
1997: First, Second & Third (Aiesec Financial Futures Game)
1996: First & Second (Simex Challenge II)
  First, Second & Third (Aiesec Financial Futures Game)
1995: Second (Aiesec Financial Futures Game)
1994: First & Second (Simex Challenge I)
1993: First, Second & Third (Aiesec Financial Futures Game)
1992: First & Second (Aiesec Financial Futures Game)
1991: First (Aiesec Financial Futures Game)
1990: Fourth & Fifth (Aiesec Financial Futures Game)
1989: First (Aiesec Financial Futures Game)



Our Achievements

Deloitte-ICAEW Scholarship 2017

The Deloitte-ICAEW Scholarship is awarded to the highest achievers at local polytechnics to support their academic goals and career ambitions.

SP students won all top 3 Usprint 2017 Prizes

SP students won all top 3 prizes at the UOB Kay Hian Inter-Polytechnic Real-Time Investment and Trading Competition (uSPRINT) 2017, the first time that a single polytechnic won all the top prizes.

Supply Chain Challenge 2017

Supply Chain Challenge (SCC) is an annual case competition organised by Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) and Singapore University of Social Services (SUSS). Team EZLife from DBA did SB proud by retaining the championship trophy for the second year running for the school. They walked away with a cash prize of $4,000.

Singapore Human Resource Challenge 2017

The Singapore HR Challenge 2017 was held on 29 July 2017. This year’s theme was “Preparing for the Millennial Workforce: Are Organisations Ready”. Our DHRMP alumni team won 2nd place in the HR competition. In addition, our alumni, Tan Zhao Xuan also won the “Outstanding Presenter Award”! This event was organised by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI).

NTU Audit & Accounting Challenge 2017

The AAC is an annual competition organised by Nanyang Business School Auditing and Assurance Team (NAAT) which aims to develop interest in the auditing and accounting field and also to create awareness on the latest audit and accounting issues.

ICAEW South East Asia Business Challenge 2017

ICAEW South East Asia Business Challenge 2017: SP Accountancy awarded the Most Collaborative Team Award.

SMU-IIAS Internal Audit Case Challenge 2017

On 3 June 2017, our SP Accountancy students competed in the competition against other university and polytechnic teams. Our students emerged as 2nd runner up (behind SMU and SUSS). We were the only polytechnic that won an award during the competition.

Singapore Human Resource Challenge 2016 - The CHAMPION team !!!

We were from the SP Business School – Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP). Our team, Personer consisting 4 members: Claira Goh, Cindy Lee, P Sharmini and Shieromie Dias.

The People Behind SPELL

There is so much to say about SPELL, as it is such a unique and one-of-a-kind retail shop run entirely by Singapore Polytechnic students.


Final year Diploma in Business Administration (Marketing Management options) students were filled with a bewildering array of emotions on 10 February 2017.

Singapore Business Plan Competition 2016

Two DAC students, Cheryl Lai and Javin Chan Jun Wei, emerged as the first-runner up in the University of Newcastle (UON) Singapore Business Plan competition 2016 on 3 September 2016.

Gatsby Marketing Challenge 2016

Students from DBA, DAC and DEEE taking the Fundamentals of Marketing module in AY 20162017 Semester 1 got to work on an industry project based on the Gatsby Moving Rubber brand.


12 August 2016 - It was a day of many emotions for 3 teams from the final year Diploma in Business Administration (Marketing Management) option students.

Poly's tie-up with RWS gives students an edge in jobs

New programme will offer interns opportunity to work full-time at higher position and pay scale.

Costa Victoria Experience

The tour was a great learning platform for the Hospitality Mid-Management Internship Programme (HMMIP) as they will start their one-year internship in the new academic year. The Hospitality Mid-Management Internship Programme (HMMIP) provides a fast-tracked career path to selected DTRM students.

Cool Japan Seminar 2015 and International Symposium on Technology for Sustainability 2015

Having the opportunity to attend the Cool Japan Seminar (CJS) 2015, held in Hachinohe from 25th of April to 2nd of May.

Singapore HR Challenge 2015

SP Business School team, “Times New Romans” comprising of students from the Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP) emerged First Runner-Up (Polytechnic Category) at the Singapore HR Challenge 2015.

Audit and Accounting Challenge 2014

4 DAC students joined the Audit and Accounting Challenge (AAC) competition which is hosted by NTU and achieved the second runner-up.

SP-ICAEW Networking Event at Cricket Club

A group of Year 2 Student attended SP-ICAEW Networking Event during the June vacation holiday on 12th June 2014 at City Hall Cricket Club.

SP-ICAEW MOU Signing cum networking event

SP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICAEW to develop a Finance and Accounting Acceleration Programme.

SB Kindness Project 2014

SB Kindness Project 2014 was launched by a joint collaboration between DAC and DBA, and what a heartwarming success it was!

ASEAN Connect 2014

ASEAN Connect is a learning program for the SP Business School students, in collaboration with targeted universities and industrial partners in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.

National tax competition 2014

We are a group of Year 2 students from the accountancy course who recently participated in the National Tax Competition organized by NTU as of 22 March 2014.

Peer Coaching Programme 2013 – “Interviews Live”

Year 2 students from the Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP) conducted mock interviews, as well as, gave constructive feedback to 28 Year 3 SP students. Called the Peer Coaching programme – “Interviews Live”, it was a first time collaboration between SP Business School and the Student Service Centre.

Future China Global Forum And Future China Youth Forum

The first 2 days, 8 and 9 July 2013, was the Future China Global Forum (FCGF) at Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore.

SPRING Executive Development Scholarship Award Ceremony

Our heartiest congratulations to Dennis Teo Jun Wei, our DAC Alumni, for being awarded the SPRING-GREENPAC Singapore Executive Development Scholarship 2013.

The National Tax Competition Reflection

A group of Year two students from DAC/FT/2B/06 who recently participated in the National Tax Competition organized by NTU on 2 February 2013.

Competing against the Region’s Business Students

4 students from Diploma in International Business risk exam grades to head to Indonesia for an International Business Model competition.

4 DBID Students Earned a Trip to Rochester Minnesota

In September 2013, 4 Diploma in Business Innovation and Design (DBID) students were selected by their lecturers and client, Inno4, to attend a conference on health care conference called TRANSFORM.

DBID-SIA’s Product Innovation Team Lands at SP , a recount by DBID 2nd year student by Jereme Tan

On 24th July this year, we were very fortunate to have for the first time a visit to SP’s School of Business the leader of product innovation of our flag carrier, Singapore Airlines. The attached story is a recount by our 2nd year DBID Student Jereme Tan on his thoughts about the talk and the sense of his privilege that he was able to get close and personal with the team behind the award winning team of innovators.

DBID- MND Scholar Kao Hwee Ling shares her experience on a joint project with Housing Development Board and National Development Board

Five Diploma in Business Innovation and Design (DBID) Ministry of National Development (MND) scholars who had the honour to work on a real-world project with the MND.

DBID students wins $75, 000 worth of scholarships

For the second year running, students from DBID have earned the prestigious honour of being the only polytechnic students who were conferred Ministry of National Development Executive Development and Growth Exchange (MND-EDGE) scholarships

Diploma in Business Innovation and Design Team Becomes First National WINNER for the Hewlett Packard- Junior Achievement SOCIAL INNOVATION RELAY!

4 students from the Diploma in Business Innovation and Design (DBID) participated in the Junior Achievement and Hewlett Packard Social Innovation Relay this year.

Triumph for Team SWAX at IMC 2012

Ten teams, five countries, 3 winners. SP Business School brought home a Bronze Medal during the International Marketing Competition last Saturday, 3 November 2012.

Citi FX Challenge 2011: SP Business School Students Clinch 3 Winning Positions

The Citi Foreign Exchange Challenge 2011 was held in Asia Square. There were 300 teams taking part in the tertiary competition.

AirAsia Marketing Plan Competition 2012

About 130 students and guests attended the Finals of the AirAsia Marketing Plan Competition 2012

Bringing JOY to DHRMP students

SP Business School team, “Joy”, comprising 4 students from DHRMP emerged First Runner-Up (Polytechnic category) at the Singapore HR Challenge 2012.

Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) Youth Enterprise Awards 2011

On May 2011, the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of the Singapore Youth Enterprise Awards.

SP Business School winning team earns a Merit

SP Business School’s winning team earns a Merit at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (Singapore) International Marketing Competition

SP Business School Winners at Official Talents@NAA 2011

Official Talents@NAA 2011

2011 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office

The 2011 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office attracted more than 228,000 unique candidates from 57 countries.

Entrepreneurial Thinkers Excel in Global Marketing Competition

FedEx Express Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge Singapore.

National Management Competition 2011

The National Management Competition is an annual tournament aims to inculcate entrepreneur spirit and business management skills in participants.

MOS 2011

2011 Singapore Microsoft Office Academic Skills Challenge National Finals was held at ITE West Campus on 15 June 2011.

All Round Winners for DHRMP Students at Singapore HR Challenge 2011

All Round Winners for DHRMP Students at Singapore HR Challenge 2011

7th International Marketing Competition (IMC) 2010

SP Business School team was awarded the Gold Award in the local category, beating other polytechnics and private tertiary institutions.

A Win in the Asian Management Game

Fencing off tough competition from India, Macau, Malaysia and Hong Kong, our students representing Singapore in the Asian Management Game (AMG) emerged as runners-up!

FedEx / JA Competition 2010

Two teams comprising of students from DBA-IBT option emerged as merit winners in the Singapore Finals of the FedEx / JA International Trade Challenge 2010.

SB Students Represent Singapore at Global Management Challenge Finals

Team SP Strategists from the Diploma in Banking and Financial Services (DBF) represented Singapore at the international finals held at Khanty-Mansiysk, a beautiful town in Siberia, Russia.

Finex 2009

Our students scored another win for SB!

Citi FX Challenge 2009

Our students did SB proud again

Acing their Studies at NTU

SP Biz School Alumni proved that they are no shrinking violets when it comes to blazing the academic trail.

Graduate's Achievements

Our very own scholars in the local universities.

Up there with the best

SB students prove they are no slouches when it comes to management even against professionals!

Another achievement by SB students

DBA Students Emerge Champions in International Marketing Competition