Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology and Master of Finance
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 Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology and Master of Finance

 Graduate Studies

Next Available Intake

 July 2019


Application Closing Date

31 March 2019

 

Tuition Fee

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Programme Overview

​​The Master of Finance (MFIN) programme, the Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology (GDFT) programme, and the Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology (GCFT)​ programme offered by the School of Business at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) aim to help finance professionals and those in the PMET segment to gain knowledge of financial innovations and technologies, and to support upskilling to meet work challenge posed by advancements in technology and the disruptive changes in applications, processes, products, as well as business models that are transforming financial services industry. 

These programmes cater to entrepreneurs, mid-career bankers, executives and finance professionals to acquire professional advancement and deepen their knowledge of finance, financial technologies and financial innovations. SUSS alumni who are looking for upgrading opportunities in finance area will find that these programmes are good options for them to continue with lifelong learning. 

Unique features of the programmes:
  • They focus on financial technologies and financial innovations. 
  • They are stackable and thus in line with the nation's emphasis on stackable credentials that facilitate lifelong learning. Students who have graduated with GCFT are entitled to course credit recognition when they further enroll into GDFT and MFIN programmes. Students who have graduated with GDFT are entitled to course credit recognition when they enroll into MFIN programe. 
  • Deviating from traditional finance programmes, these programmes emphasise more on technical know-how, programming skills and hands-on lab training.

 
Application should be Singapore citizens, permanent residents or residents in Singapore. In addidtion, you will need to meet these requirements:​
  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Finance or in related disciplines (e.g. Accountancy, Economics, Statistics, IT). Applicants with relevant work experience but with other relevant qualifications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants with social outreach or volunteering experience is an added advantage.
  • Have completed a statistics course at an undergraduate level or higher, without which the applicants may be required to take a preparatory course on Statistics to fulfill this requirement.​

Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo one or more interviews and/or take written admission or other evaluation tests as may be prescribed by the university from time to time. 

The offer of admission is dependent on the number of places available in individual programmes. The decision of the Admissions Committee of Singapore University of Social Sciences is final and binding. Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to refuse admission and is not obliged to offer an explanation for the non-admission of unsuccessful candidates.​​
The programmes provide participants with different pathways and exit points to cater to the different professional goals, needs and interests. Participants can exit at the graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master’s level and return to stack towards a higher qualification at a later time.

Modular courses may also be taken individually, via Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) and recognized for credit when applying for admission to the GDFT and MFIN programmes. 

For more information on modular courses, please click here.
For information about SkillsFuture funding for these courses, please click here.

​Level Structure​​
​Graduate Certificate ​GCFT students are required to complete 15cu of coursework. The minimum period is half a (0.5) year. Students have to maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 in their coursework as part of the fulfillment of the GCFT programme.

Currently the modular courses within the GCFT programme are offered in July semester via Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE). Upon successful completion of these modular courses and attaining the minimum CGPA, eligible students may apply for the Graduate Certificate. 

For more information on Graduate Certification, please click here.
​Graduate Diploma ​GDFT students are required to complete 30 cu of coursework. Most courses are based on a 5cu configuration. The minimum candidature period is one (1) year and the maximum candidature period is two (2) years. Students have to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in their coursework as part of the fulfillment of the GDFT programme. 

Application to GDFT programme is open for both January and July intakes.
​Master ​MFIN students are required to complete 60 cu of coursework. Most courses are based on a 5 cu configuration. The minimum candidature period is one and a half (1.5) years and the maximum candidature period is four (4) years. Students have to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in their coursework as part of the fulfillment of the MFIN programme.

Application to MFIN programme is open for both January and July intakes.
 
These are programmes with evening (during weekday) or weekend classes. Students can work in the day and study in the evening.

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​​Click here​​ to view the programme curriculum for Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology. ​ 
Click here​ to view the programme curriculum for Master of Finance. ​​

Courses will be mostly held on weekday nights from 7pm to 10pm or over weekends.
​​Entrepreneurs, mid-career bankers, executives and finance professionals who wish to acquire professional advancement and deepen their knowledge of finance, financial technologies and financial innovations.
​​The global finance industry is experiencing considerable disruption brought about by changes in fiscal regulatory regime, economic uncertainty, and financial innovation and technology. As such, the key aim of these programmes is to help students to upskill themselves in rising to this new reality.
​​The University offers course fee concession for some master's programmes. Please click here​ for more details.​​
  1. How many intake(s) are there in a year for the Master of Finance (MFIN), the Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology (GDFT), and the Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology (GCFT)? 
    There are two intakes a year for MFIN and GDFT.

    Modular courses within the GCFT programme may be taken individually via Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) in the July semester. Upon successful completion of these modular courses and attaining the minimum CGPA of 2.5, eligible students may apply to CCPE for the Graduate Certificate.

    Modular courses taken individually via CCPE may be recognized for credit when applying for admission to the GDFT or MFIN programmes, provided that the minimum CGPA requirement for the respective programme is met.​
      
  2. How long does it take to complete MFIN, GDFT, or GCFT? 
    The minimum candidature period for MFIN programme is one and a half (1.5) years and the maximum candidature period is four (4) years.

    The minimum candidature period for GDFT programme is one (1) year and the maximum candidature period is two (2) years.

    The minimum candidature period for GCFT programme is half a (0.5) year.

  3. Are there any special entry requirements?
    Applicants to the programmes need to fulfil the following criteria for admission:
    • ​A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Finance or related disciplines (e.g. Accountancy, Economics, Statistics, IT). Applicants with relevant work experience but with other relevant qualifications may be considered on an individual basis.
    • Applicants with social outreach or volunteering experience is an added advantage.
    • Have completed a statistics course at an undergraduate level or higher, without which applicants may be required to take a preparatory course on Statistics to fulfill this requirement.​

  4. Is GMAT or GRE required for admission?
    No, GMAT or GRE score is not required for admission to MFIN, GDFT, or GCFT programme.
       
  5. Is an interview required for admission?
    Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo one or more interviews conducted by the Programme Admission Committee.

  6. What is the requirement to graduate?
    • GCFT Students are required to complete 15 cu of coursework. They have to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in their coursework as part of the fulfillment of the GCFT programme.
    • ​​GDFT students are required to complete 30 cu of coursework. They have to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in their coursework as part of the fulfillment of the GDFT programme. 
    • MFIN students are required to complete 60 cu of coursework. They have to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in their coursework as part of the fulfillment of the MFIN programme.

  7. When will courses be held?
    These are programmes with evening (7pm to 10pm during weekday) or weekend classes. Students can work in the day and study in the evening.

  8. Can I apply for course exemption and recognition?
    Credit recognition may be granted to applicants for courses completed in SUSS or in approved institutions or organisations which are, or deemed to be, offering relevant graduate-level courses. Credit recognition shall follow SUSS’s policy.

  9. I am working full time. Will I be able to enrol in the MFIN, GDFT, or GCFT programme?
    These are programmes with evening (during weekday) or weekend classes. Students can work in the day and study in the evening.​
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