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Diploma in Banking & Finance
(DBKF) S76
SP Business School (SB)

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.

  • Applied Learning via UOB Kay Hian – SP Dealing Centre connecting classroom to the financial world simulating real-world trading experience.
  • Enhanced Learning Internship through meaningful work assignments and industry exposure, deepening skills so as to be better prepared for transition to the workplace.
  • Rigorous and relevant curriculum with specialisation in either Banking or Financial Trading to give you a head start in work or further studies.
  • 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 alumni family.

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-B
Subject Grade

a) English Language

1 - 6

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 6

c) One of the following 3rd relevant subjects:

1 - 6

Note:

To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one of the following subjects:

  • Art / Art & Design
  • Business Studies
  • Combined Humanities
  • Commerce / Commercial Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Higher Art
  • Higher Music
  • History
  • Introduction to Enterprise Development
  • Literature in English / Chinese / Malay / Tamil
  • Media Studies (Chinese)
  • Media Studies (English)
  • Music
  • Principles of Accounts

The Diploma in Banking and Finance is a three-year full-time programme.

First Year

  • Statistics for Business
  • Business Accounting
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Business and Technology
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Prescribed First Year Elective
  • Communicating for Project Effectiveness
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • IT & Data Analysis for Business
  • Education and Career Guidance 1

Second Year

BANKING OPTION

  • International Trade Finance & Documentation
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Investment
  • Macroeconomic Analysis I
  • Macroeconomic Analysis II
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Education and Career Guidance 2

FINANCIAL TRADING OPTION

  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Equity Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis I
  • Macroeconomic Analysis II
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Securities Regulations
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Education and Career Guidance 2

Third Year

BANKING OPTION

  • Professional Preparation
  • New Venture Planning I
  • Treasury
  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Credit Risk Analysis and Management
  • Wealth Advisory Process and Relationship Skills
  • Internship Programme
  • Banking Law

FINANCIAL TRADING OPTION

  • Forex Trading
  • Technical Analysis and Trading
  • Professional Preparation
  • New Venture Planning I
  • Portfolio Management
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Financial Planning
  • Internship Programme
  • Futures and Options
  • Free Elective

*Free Electives (Choose ONE only)

BANKING OPTION

  • Psychology in Work Behaviour
  • Principles of Global Marketing
  • Mathematics for Business

FINANCIAL TRADING OPTION

  • Psychology in Work Behaviour
  • Principles of Global Marketing
  • Mathematics for Business

Diploma-Plus Certificate Programmes

To give you an edge in your aspirations upon graduation, SP offers you a range of certificate programmes, whilst you are pursuing your diploma course. These certificate programmes aim to deepen your learning, stretch your capabilities and nurture your potential to its fullest. They equip you with valuable knowledge and workplace skills. 

Some of these programmes include:

  • Certificate in Applied Psychology (PCAP)
  • Certificate in Accounting (PCA)

Please note: Course structure subject to change.

For a synopsis of the modules, click here.

Banking Option Future Career Opportunities

The dynamic financial services sector, which continues to be a main driving force of the Singapore economy, holds promising prospects for graduates.

You can look forward to rewarding and challenging careers in the following areas:

  • Credit and Marketing
  • Fund Management
  • Private Banking
  • Retail and Corporate Banking
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Trade Finance
  • Treasury/ Investment
  • Wealth Advisory / Financial Planning
  • Operations

The list below shows the global and local financial institutions that hired our graduates:

  • BNP Paribas
  • DBS
  • Barclays
  • Credit Agricole
  • OCBC
  • Credit Suisse
  • UBS
  • United Overseas Bank
  • Citibank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • CIMB Securities
  • DBS Vickers

Further Studies

You can choose to further your studies at reputable foreign universities, which grant generous advanced standing to our graduates.

Visit the Diploma Accreditations page to locate the degree programmes in various countries that recognise SP qualifications for admission related purposes.  

Finanical Trading Option Future Career Opportunities

Your employment prospects are bright, and financial rewards will be among the highest in Singapore! You will find exciting careers in:

  • Regulatory Compliance and Operations
  • Research
  • Risk Control
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Investment
  • Operations and settlements
  • Other support activities in the foreign exchange, financial futures and options, stocks, fixed income securities, bullion, and commodities markets.

The list below shows the global and local financial institutions that hired our graduates:

  • Credit Suisse
  • UBS
  • United Overseas Bank
  • Citibank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Singapore Exchange
  • UOB Kay Hian
  • CIMB Securities
  • DMG and Partners
  • DBS Vickers
  • Daiwa Securities
  • Fraser Securities
  • Kim Eng Securities
  • Phillip Futures

Further Studies

Besides advanced standing in overseas universities, graduates receive assistance in employment placements with financial institutions, especially those involved in the financial markets.

Visit the Diploma Accreditations page to locate the degree programmes in various countries that recognise SP qualifications for admission related purposes.