EAE Tips: Business & Financial Technology (C35)

NYP’s Diploma in Business & Financial Technology is ideal for those eager to merge technical and business expertise and contribute to the ongoing digital transformation. This programme equips learners with technical competencies including coding, website and mobile app development, and blockchain technology. Additionally, you'll gain business and financial knowledge in areas such as digital marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, consumer banking, and investment advisory.

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Ideal applicant

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Interest in a career in developing innovative IT solutions for businesses and FinTech industries such as e-commerce, digital payments, and blockchain technologies;
  • IT and business experience in a school environment (e.g. through a CCA, community activity or class leadership position), or an external context (e.g. IT competitions attended, online learning sites for IT) where you learned about various computer technologies, including coding or networks; and,
  • Leadership, teamwork and critical thinking skills to develop innovative and creative IT solutions in the business and financial services domains.

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Shortlisted applicants will be assessed as follows:

Aptitude test

Shortlisted applicants are required to take an aptitude test. The 15-minute aptitude test assesses applicants on numeracy skills, logical thinking, problem solving and creativity.


If you are shortlisted, you will also be invited for an interview to share more about your passion for the course with a panel of interviewers. You will be assessed on your interest, aptitude, as well as your achievements in both IT and non-IT domains. The duration of the group interview will be about 20 minutes.

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

  • Did you do anything to affirm that IT is a career that is suited for you?
  • Have you tried coding and how was your experience?
  • Have you taken part in any competition/CCA that is IT-related?
  • Do you have any experience in coding?
  • Have you heard of FinTech? Share with us an example of FinTech.
  • Share your understanding of how IT is used to enable digital business. 
Portfolio (Optional)

You should include in your portfolio, any evidence and/or activities (e.g. IT competitions) that showcase your character and involvement relevant to IT (such as leadership skills, coding skills).


Examples of what to include in your portfolio:

  • Testimonials
  • Certificates (e.g., academic, achievement and/or personal development)
  • Awards or participation in IT competitions, at school and/or national level
  • Relevant learning journeys or Applied Learning Module (ApLM, formerly known as Advanced Elective Modules [AEM])
  • Evidence of leadership activities or roles
  • Participation in CCAs
Online Resources

You may find the following online resources useful.


  1. Course has course-level intake allowance of 50%.

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