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BSc Finance

Bachelor's Degree Programme

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

BSc Finance


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

The Bachelor of Science in Finance programme (BSFI) is targeted at professionals in the financial sector seeking to upgrade their skills, to enhance their career prospects, or at professionals to switch career paths into finance from other fields. The programme is structured to help students develop their financial knowledge and skillsets in a progressive manner. Students will acquire the ability to think 'out of the box' and to communicate financial information with confidence. The flexibility of our lifelong learning pedagogy allows students to adapt the learning to their pace.
The BSFI programme maintains a strong linkage with the finance industry with knowledge content that is kept up-to-date with current developments. Our academic partners from the industry include the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, the Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS) and the Global FinTech Institute (GFI).

SUSS is a founding academic partner of the Global FinTech Institute (GFI) which administers the Chartered FinTech Professional (CFtP) qualification to promote the field of FinTech and professionalism in the FinTech industry. Being aligned in the curricula, our students may be exempted from one or more component examinations of the CFtP if the appropriate courses are passed.

Students may pursue Finance as a single major or in a combination with a minor.


Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

In addition, applicants are required to meet one of the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • At least a Grade B4 in GCE 'O' Level Mathematics, or
  • A pass in GCE 'O' Level Additional Mathematics, or
  • A pass in GCE 'A' Level H1 Mathematics or Statistics, or
  • A pass in GCE 'A' Level Mathematics

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

To graduate with a basic degree, students are required to complete 130 credit units (cu), which include:

*Note: Major Elective courses comprise Elective and Restricted Elective 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 major courses comprise compulsory and elective courses. Within the elective basket, the following are pre-requisite courses for some compulsory courses:

  • BUS105 (pre-requisite for FIN205)
  • ACC202 (pre-requisite for FIN304/306)

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.

FIN379 Personal Financial Planning
Students who enrol in the Finance programme as their first or second major are exempted from Modules 1 to 5 in the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) examinations by the Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS) if they pass the course. They will be required to take the Module 6 examination to fulfil the requirements for the CFP credential. Students who pass the course but do not take Finance as a major are exempted from the Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5 CFP examinations. They will be required to take the Modules 4 and 6 examinations to fulfil the requirements for the CFP credential.

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