EAE Tips: Banking & Finance (C96)

Unleash your financial expertise with NYP’s Diploma in Banking & Finance. Be equipped to be a financial navigator, steering individuals and businesses towards a secure and prosperous future. Specialise in three pivotal growth areas within the financial services sector: wealth management, fund administration, and financial technology (FinTech).


Embark on an intellectually stimulating journey exploring diverse topics, from sustainable development to analytics and portfolio management. This holistic approach prepares you for a dynamic career in the ever-evolving and influential financial services sector.


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Ideal applicant

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Enthusiasm for finance and investments. Strong candidates should demonstrate hands-on experience, whether acquired through relevant extracurricular engagements like clubs, competitions, or projects; or through real-life situations such as handling personal or familial finances, or managing live or simulated investment portfolios;
  • Ability to describe current affairs, business trends, and developments in business, the macroeconomic environment and the financial services sector and discuss its implications;
  • Critical thinking, analytical skills, and problem-solving abilities to deliver holistic solutions to mitigate real-world problems; and
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and logically. If need be, defend their ideas with sound evidence.

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Shortlisted applicants will be assessed as follows:

Aptitude test

Shortlisted applicants must undergo an online aptitude test, designed to uncover their strengths and qualities, including hidden ones. This helps match their talent and potential with the business courses best suited to them.


The test assesses essential business traits such as critical thinking, innovativeness, communication, and personal effectiveness – crucial for future business careers. It comprises scenario-based multiple-choice questions and structured short questions to provide a comprehensive evaluation.


If you are shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview, which is mostly group based, to share your interests and passion for the course with a panel of interviewers. You will be assessed on your interest, aptitude, as well as communication and presentation skills. The duration of the interview will be between 25 to 40 minutes.

Some questions which you may be asked during the interview include:

  • Tell me what kind of service do you think a banker performs for their client? 
    • Follow up question: How do you think they add value to the clients? 
  • Can you share what learning units or aspects of this programme attracted you to apply for it?
  • Where do you think the economy is in its business cycle right now and why?
  • Why is the financial industry a key player in helping the world reach its sustainability goals?
  • How have you become better? 
    • Follow up question: And grow towards a career in banking and finance?
  • Tell me about a project conflict you were involved in, either with your peers or someone else. How did you manage that conflict, and were you able to resolve it?
Portfolio (Optional)

You should include in your portfolio any evidence and/or activities (e.g., online business) that showcase your character and involvement relevant to business management (such as leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit).


Examples of what to include in your portfolio:

  • Testimonials
  • Certificates (e.g., academic, achievement and/or personal development)
  • Awards

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