Talk to any PMEBs you know and they will probably tell you that aside from pharmaceutical, oil and gas industries, the banking and financial sector is one of the most lucrative trades to seek a well remunerated career.
Singapore today is a thriving financial centre that serves not only its domestic economy but also the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Our Little Red Dot is highly regarded by global financial institutions and industry players worldwide as an ideal regional hub to manage their business and penetrate into other Southeast Asia markets from here.
Always On The Lookout For Talents
Many financial institutions in Singapore are experiencing shortages for suitably skilled talents to fuel the rapid industry growth. Despite the annual talent supply from local tertiary institutions, the sector still turns to foreign trained talents regularly to make up for the shortfall.
Recently, the private banking sector in particular came under the limelight. The sector has created good quality jobs and now employs about 9,000 people, two thirds of which are Singaporean citizens. The positions available include business management, client relationship, risk management, compliance and back office functions.
The future of the private banking sector for Singaporeans was further affirmed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam in his statement that financial institutions in our country are aware of the need to develop a strong Singapore core in private banking. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is also working with the industry to create opportunities for Singaporeans to build up the skills, experience in overseas markets and management capabilities required to excel in this sector.
Our local education scene is also sprucing up their programme offerings through partnerships with established foreign universities to support the development of more local talents for this fast growing sector. PSB Academy for instance, has partnered the prestigious University Of London to offer new degree programmes to meet these demands.
Introduction To University Of London
The University of London operates in an unconventional manner through 18 world class colleges and 10 specialist research Institutes.
– Reputation for high academic standards has been built on the outstanding teaching and research of its Colleges since 1836
– Degrees are internationally recognised, giving you an advantage in the job market, wherever your career takes you
– LSE alumni and former staff include 16 Nobel prize winners and 34 past or present heads of state
Today, this programme has over 54,000 students in more than 190 countries.
Why Study with PSB Academy
Scholarship is awarded to students who graduate with First Class Honours. All paid fees will be fully refunded* upon graduation
Lectures at either of its campus locations – Delta main campus (Tiong Bahru) and Shenton city campus (Tanjong Pagar)
Customised Development Programme
Students will be enriched through our Personal Development Programme to better prepare for learning rigour.
Graduate with one of the most reputable and recognised degrees
PSB Academy is proud to offer 3 part-time Business and Finance Degree Programmes from the University Of London.
1. Bachelor of Science (Honours) Accounting and Finance
If you are looking to embark on an Accounting, Investment Banking, Financial Analysis or Management Consultancy role in the future, this will be one programme that you should check out. It offers a strong foundation in accounting and finance within a robust social science framework.
Upon graduation, you can choose to continue your studies towards professional accreditation by taking advantage of PSB Academy ‘fast track’ agreement with two professional bodies: the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) where you can gain exemption from certain modules required on the route towards professional accreditation.
2. Bachelor of Science (Honours) Banking and Finance
If commercial banking, trading, investments and risk management are your thing, this well rounded course will give you a solid footing with good quantitative, economic, accounting and finance and risk management background. The syllabus offers insights into how financial intermediaries and institutions operate, as well as the structure and functioning of financial markets. You will also get to master the pricing of financial assets, and why and how corporations issue various types of assets.
3. Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business and Management
For people who are into the softer and less quantitative aspect of business such as sales and marketing, human resource, general management or business consultancy, this will be a programme that you may want to consider.
Whatever your ambitions are, you need to bear in mind that the banking and finance industry is a fast-moving sector with steep competition. It takes those with exceptional drive and energy to stay on the course to reap the rewarding returns.
Your UOL degree could be fully sponsored* by PSB Academy. It’s possible
Amazing but it’s possible! PSB Academy is offering you the opportunity to have your University Of London Degree Programme fully sponsored. The catch is you have to work hard for it.
Scholarship will be awarded to students who graduate with First Class Honours. All paid fees will be fully refunded upon graduation.
To find out more about the prestigious University of London programmes, please call (65) 6517 2525 or visit psb-academy.edu.sg/uol now.
*Terms and conditions apply. Full sponsorship for graduates with First Class Honours must be students from PSB Academy. Transfer students from other institutions are not eligible. Please speak to a Programme Consultant for more details. PSB Academy reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.