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Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBKF) - Banking Option




What will I learn?

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.

The DBKF course equips you with the required knowledge and skills for work as executives/market practitioners in the banking and finance industry. Besides, you also learn essential business skills such as integrative problem solving and analytical skills, IT and communication skills as well as critical industry soft skills and sound values for work. You get opportunities to develop your full potential in many ways through additional programmes like Advanced Modules, Diploma-Plus Certificate Programmes and Multi-Disciplinary Projects.

Studies aside, you will have opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, resilience and the ability to work effectively in a team through student activities by leading, planning and organising competitions, professional and social events that benefit the student community.

Graduates from this course receive generous advanced standing from reputable foreign universities and module exemptions from local universities. We prepare our graduates for the Capital Markets and Financial Advisory Services (CMFAS) Examination in line with the licensing framework under the Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisers Act. Our Banking students are prepared for the Associate Financial Planner certification. You can also pursue professional certifications offered by institutions such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), etc.

The banking and financial services sector is one of the major contributors to Singapore's economic growth.

The Banking Option trains students to meet the dynamic needs of Singapore's banking and financial services sector and contributes to the Government's drive to maintain Singapore's status as an international financial centre.

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:
banking (corporate/personal)
credit and lending
trade finance
wealth advisory/ financial planning
settlements/ operations
finance companies & insurance companies, and
the finance department of any company.

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

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,56,581) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected October 2023


School of Business

Singapore Polytechnic,

500 Dover Road,

139651, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have obtained the following qualification: GCE 'O' Levels, relevant Institute of Technical Education Higher NITEC (ITC/CBS) qualifications, or relevant Institute of Technical Education NITEC (NTC2) qualifications (with minimum GCE 'N' Level qualifications). A 'B' average overall would be minimally sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application. those from Integrated Programme (IP) Schools in Singapore who have completed the equivalent of Sec 4 as well as those who have graduated from IP schools can be considered for admission; eligibility is similar to GCE 'O' level; for those who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the entry requirements are minimum Grade 4 for English (1st Lang) except for Creative Writing for Television and New Media and Media and Communication courses where a Grade 5 (1st Lang) is required, minimum Grade 5 for Mathematics, minimum Grade 5 for relevant subject, overall aggregate should be at least 22 (based on 5 subjects including English, Mathematics and relevant subject); or equivalent qualification. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Singapore. Also they must fulfill the following English language requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or IELTS (International English Language Testing System - overall minimum 6.0; for China qualifications 6.0 is also required for reading and speaking components), or passes English language entrance test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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