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What will I learn?

The DFI prepares you to work in the finance sector as well as in the function of risk management, analytics, technology and operations across sectors.

The curriculum offers broader picture of an organisation, and allows you to see multiple perspectives of the same problem. For instance, you learn to invest and concurrently learn to manage the relevant risk. You learn how financial products work end-to-end enterprise wide and hence better appreciate the interdependencies of issues and departments.

The curriculum also strikes to develop versatile skill sets that minimise cross functional barriers. You know the financial markets and the theories, and is also technically competent in using technological tools to harness the data for market intelligence.

Theories are reinforced with hands-on practicum and projects that matter. Team learning is ingrained in the curriculum to cultivate collaboration and interpersonal skills. Applied learning will be intensified through working on capstone projects and internship in your third year of study.

It offers you competitive advantages as it is well aligned with various Professional Certification.

DFI graduates have been successfully admitted into a variety of degree courses in Business, Finance, Analytics and Information System, and clinched various scholarships as well. For those we plan to kick off their careers immediately after their three years of studies, they can always purse other professional certifications at their own time to enhance their level of professional competency.

DFI’s curriculum offers the foundation for graduates to further pursue various professional certification such as:

Financial Industry Competency Standards (FICS) Certification under Institute of Banking & Finance
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) Certification
Professional Risk Manager International Association Certification
SAP Associate Certification

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,11,011) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

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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