About the Course

This is for you if you are looking for a hands-on course that develops your competencies to excel in the banking and finance industry.

Learn in a real-world context with guidance from mentors and practitioners. Acquire transdisciplinary competencies and hone your abilities to solve complex problems of the industry.

Discover how you can grow into a finance professional who is innovative, progressive and ethical. Learn to provide sustainable solutions in areas such as digital finance and financial inclusion, wealth management, sustainable finance and financial management, and banking and risk management.

This diploma lets you . . .

  • Learn from industry leaders such as DBS Bank, Investment Management Association of Singapore, PayPal, The Pictet Group, OCBC Bank, State Street Bank and Trust Company.
  • Develop transdisciplinary competencies and gain real-world experience in working on problems faced by the banking and finance industry.
  • Be trained by former banking and finance professionals from renowned firms such as J.P. Morgan, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, United Overseas Bank, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse.
  • Gain dynamic career and further education opportunities locally and overseas.


  • Develop expertise in areas such as digital finance and financial inclusion, wealth management, sustainable finance and financial management, and banking and risk management.
  • Gain in-depth industry experience through internship programmes with leading banking and finance companies.
  • Develop innovative digital banking and finance solutions to create sustainable impact on the underbanked and unbanked populations.

NYP Professional Competency Model (NYP-PCM) - its unique features

This diploma will be taught using the NYP-PCM starting AY2024.

Industry Relevance

Endorsed by industry leaders.

Professional Accreditation

You gain additional industry certifications while you complete your diploma, putting you ahead of the pack.

Agile Response

The curriculum reacts dynamically and quickly to industry changes. You'll be equipped with the latest skills & knowledge.

Integrated Learning

Concurrently learn multiple disciplines.

Course Structure

  • Career Prospects

    Expect to enjoy a dynamic and rewarding career as a/an:

    ·       Account Operations Analyst
    ·       Assistant Relationship Manager
    ·       Client Services Officer
    ·       Compliance Officer
    ·       Customer Experience Executive
    ·       Data Analyst
    ·       Customer Service Officer
    ·       Digital Finance Consultant
    ·       Digital Product Manager
    ·       Digital Transformation Executive
    ·       Innovation Executive
    ·       Investment Counsellor Assistant
    ·       Product Analyst
    ·       Sustainability Analyst
    ·       Sustainable Finance & Climate Risk Analyst
    ·       Sustainable Investing Analyst
  • 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.

Why Our Partners are On Board

Chia Hock LaiCo-Founder, Global Fintech InstituteThe implementation of the Professional Competency Model (PCM) is a significant stride towards empowering students with the essential skills and mindset needed to thrive in today’s dynamic economic environment. The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to equip students with a strong foundation in finance and overlaying with fundamentals in ethics, digital and design principles. The capability to adapt and collaborate seamlessly across multi-faceted disciplines is pivotal to their career progression. Involving industry partners in the co-creation of the curriculum is key to ensuring that the students graduate with in-demand skill sets.

Shadab TaiyabiPresident, Singapore FinTech AssociationAs president of Singapore FinTech Association, I am proud to support Nanyang Polytechnic's PCM and the move towards a curriculum that is structured around building key competencies for the workplace. This will hopefully help to build generations of future-ready graduates equipped with the ability to excel and tackle challenges in the competitive banking and financial services industry. The course content is constantly updated to reflect the dynamic and fast-evolving nature of the industry, preparing students for an AI-driven industry through deep, specialised knowledge across core modules and a range of electives in FinTech, fund administration and wealth management.

Joanne KhewDirector, ESG Specialist, Eastspring InvestmentsSustainable finance and investment have moved from an emerging trend to a staple asset class within the global finance landscape. With Singapore seeking to play the role of a major green finance and carbon hub, it will need more graduates with expertise in sustainability concepts and their application in financing and investments, and making a material impact on the world. I am encouraged to see the integration of practical sustainable finance competencies in the Diploma in Banking & Finance. Its graduates will be skilled to define capital flows in the sustainable financing and investment space — a much-needed ability in this constantly evolving area.

Did You Know?

DBF Student Achieves Honour at CISI Educational Trust Award 2023

We are elated to announce that our DBF student, Rachel Goh Li Anne, has garnered the prestigious Runner Up (Asia Pacific) title in the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) Educational Trust Award 2023. In addition to this stellar achievement, Rachel was also bestowed with the High Commendation Prize of £500.

Team CAKE LLC from DBF Triumphs with Dual Awards at Huawei Tech4City 2023

Competing against seven other finalists, Team CAKE LLC from DBF secured both the Popularity Award and the Commendation Award at the Huawei Tech4City Competition 2023. The Popularity Award, in particular, serves as a metric of public endorsement, with the team accruing over 2,000 votes on prominent public platforms. The team members, Cheng Jun Wei Ethan, Tan Ya Jing (Chen Yajing) Aleanor, Cassandra Soh, and Lim Dao Jun Kenny, have demonstrated commendable dedication. This recognition in a distinguished competition reflects the rigorous academic and innovative standards of the DBF team, particularly in technological domains where industry powerhouses like Huawei are influential.

Champions at the PolyFinTech 100 API Hackathon 2022

A cross faculty team from School of Business Management (SBM) and School of Information Technology (SIT) emerged as Champions for the category of Decentralised Finance at the PolyFinTech 100 API Hackathon 2022 that concluded at 24 Sep 2022. Led by students from the Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBF), the team was awarded $2,500 of prize money. The team comprises DBF students Tan Ya Jing Aleanor, Ho See Yang Lucas, and Jefferson Tan Junzun, and two students from NYP School of IT – Shang Jia Tong and Ng Cai Xian.

CDL-GCNS Young SDG Leaders Award 2022

A DBF team made a victorious podium finish for the CDL-GCNS Young SDG Leaders Award 2022, finishing 2nd Runner’s Up. For the win, the team was awarded $2,000 of prize money and each member granted the GCNS Youth Alliance memberships.

Jointly organised by City Developments Limited (CDL) and Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), this annual case competition offers young people a platform to champion sustainable development and SDG integration into business for positive change. After an intensive Phase 1 of the competition comprising a virtual hackathon centred around the theme of the SG Green Plan 2030 and its five pillars, 10 teams were selected into Phase 2. From there they worked with assigned organisations to learn and devise implementable sustainability solutions.

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