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BSc Finance

Helps students develop the capability to think 'out of the box' and adapt to the challenges of a rapidly changing globalised marketplace.

BSc Finance


Overview

Singapore is a pre-eminent global financial center. The rapidly expanding financial sector continues on a growth trajectory, currently accounting for over 12% of GDP. With development in Asia, prospects for growth and employment in a wide range of financial services, including commercial and investment banking, wealth management, risk management, financial broking and financial advisory services, as well as in the field of financial technologies, are promising.

The Bachelor of Science in Finance programme is targeted at professionals in the financial sector seeking to upgrade their skills and to enhance their career prospects, as well as professionals in other fields considering careers in finance. The programme is structured to help students develop the capability to think 'out of the box' and adapt to the challenges of a rapidly changing globalised marketplace.

Courses in the programme are taught in small class sizes using a seminar-style approach to instil confidence in students during group discussions and to develop effective analytical and communication skills.

The programme is taught by faculty with globally-recognised qualifications and extensive experience in academia and industry.

As students are also working professionals, courses are designed with an emphasis on case studies and scenario-based analyses that are closely tied to the workplace. This enables students to deploy learning to their work domain. Class lectures and tutorials draw extensively upon market and regulatory developments in Singapore's financial sector, as well as other economies in Asia and the West.

The BSc Finance Programme at SUSS has a strong linkage with the finance industry and strives to keep up-to-date with industry developments. Originally developed in line with the CFA Programme, the curriculum has been revised and revamped regularly to reflect changes in the industry. The current curriculum emphasizes grounding in computational thinking and technological skills as foundational to practical applications in the context of finance. Courses are balanced between conventional finance and FinTech to provide students with a holistic perspective of financial processes operating in a digital economy.

To encourage students to learn more about industry functions and standard of practices, and to raise one's professional competence, the following two professional certification courses, offered by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association respectively, are recognised as credit-bearing with credit units (cu) counted towards graduation:

a) Investment Foundations (by CFA Institute) [2.5 cu]
b) Fundamentals of Alternative Investments (by CAIA) [2.5 cu]

Overview

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

Interviews will be conducted for all shortlisted applicants to assess their suitability in terms of motivation and ability to complete the programme.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete a total of 130 cu to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the courses to be completed is follows:

  • 80 cu of finance compulsory courses
  • 30 cu of finance elective courses
  • 10 cu of general elective courses
  • 10 cu of SUSS core courses

Students who perform well in the programme can look forward to furthering their studies in the Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology, the Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology or the Master of Finance offered by the School of Business at SUSS.

The Bachelor of Science in Finance programme is targeted at working adults in the financial sector seeking to advance their careers, as well as other professionals who are seeking to make a career switch into finance. It is also relevant for other working professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge base to encompass financial challenges to the firm.

The program equips graduates with skills to take on a wide range of roles in financial and non-financial institutions as well as in regulatory and government institutions. The roles include treasury functions, commercial banking, investment banking, risk management, brokerage services, insurance services, personal financial planning and analysis, corporate finance as well as similar jobs roles based on financial technologies.

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