About the Course

Build Your Knowledge in Wealth Management, Fund Administration and FinTech

Does the idea of a fast-paced career in the world of banking excite you? If so, our Diploma in Banking & Finance will prepare you to confidently take on this world.

Learn all about risk management, how to oversee financial portfolios and other tools and tricks of the trade. Build a firm foundation in the basics of banking and finance, then choose to specialise in wealth management, fund administration or financial technology – one of the fastest-growing sectors globally – if your interest lies in any of these areas.

All modules are taught by a team of experienced lecturers comprising industry-certified experts and former senior banking professionals, so you can be assured you are getting the best training possible.

What’s more, you will gain first-hand industry experience through workshops, innovation lab visits and cross-disciplinary projects and competitions. Plus, you will get to intern at top financial institutions like the Monetary Authority of Singapore, GIC, Citibank, DBS Bank, HSBC, Investment Management Association of Singapore, OCBC Bank, State Street and UOB.

This diploma is for you if …

You are interested in finance and banking and would like to build a strong foundation in areas such as wealth management, fund administration and fintech. 

What You'll Study

Wide Choices of Electives

Our Diploma in Banking & Finance is the first course in Singapore to offer students an unparalleled choice of electives in the areas of fintech, fund administration and wealth management.

Students will gain deep, specialised knowledge in these areas, equipped with the ability to creatively solve problems and tackle complex business issues – qualities that are highly sought-after in the competitive banking and finance industry!


  • Career Prospects

    Look forward to a dynamic and rewarding career in areas such as:

    • Credit & loans
    • Corporate finance
    • Financial planning
    • Portfolio investment
    • Retail/Private banking
    • Trade finance
    • Treasury & risk management
    • Wealth management
  • Further Studies

    Our Diploma in Banking & Finance opens doors for you to further your education at reputable local and overseas universities. Many of our graduates have also received advanced standing for admission to degree programmes at well-known universities. Others have been given exemptions for CMFAS Examinations administered by the Institute of Banking and Finance.

Did You Know?

Fun Facts Video

Check out some cool fun facts about our Diploma in Banking & Finance!

DBF Alumni Clinches Ivy League Position

Julius Eleazar Tan had never dreamt of getting into an Ivy League school.  But after talking to some people from Columbia University, he put aside his doubts and enrolled for the degree in Political Science in 2015.

At NYP, Julius was a student from the Diploma in Banking and Financial Services and President of the Current Affairs and Debating Club. He also emceed for various NYP and national events, such as the first Youth Olympic Games, Singapore in 2010.

Juggling his various responsibilities at NYP helped him keep up with the rigorous curriculum in university. He will be graduating in 2018 and is already planning ahead. "I am currently looking at opportunities in management consulting, robust corporate leadership or rotational programmes. I believe these careers have very steep learning curves but also offer good exposure to senior leadership" he concluded.

NYP Banking Students are World Champions in CME Trading Challenge!

A team of three final year students from the Diploma in Banking & Financial Services, emerged World Champions for the CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) Group 2016 Trading Challenge, beating more than 500 teams from 200 universities globally, including NTU, NUS, SMU, Wharton, Carnegie Mellon, and Boston University. This is the first time a Singaporean team has won the competition.

The three students from NYP are Darrell Lim, Chong Li Shi and Toh Qing Yi, who made up Team Alpha. Together with senior lecturer Anthony Ng as their coach, the students sacrificed many sleepless nights to trade across different time zones in the online trading challenge which spanned 2 weeks. 

Congratulations on a very well deserved win Team Alpha!

Diploma in Banking and Finance Student Shines at The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

SBM Year 2 Diploma in Banking & Finance student, Corwin Pek, did SBM proud by clinching the Bronze Award at the prestigious international essay competition, The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition. Over 12,300 young people from across the Commonwealth entered the 2017 Competition. The very best are named overall winners. Past winners include Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Mei Fong and the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong.  

Corwin had also previously clinched the third prize in the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau’s (CPIB) short story writing competition. He received his prize from PM Lee Hsien Long at the official opening of the CPIB Corruption & Reporting Heritage Centre in June this year.

Corwin humbly shared that while it is nice to win awards on national and international platforms, one needs to keep moving forward and strive for perfection.