The BSc Banking Practice and Management degree is designed to cater for a variety of different requirements including those starting out in a management career in financial services, particularly in retail and commercial banking. It provides essential core knowledge of the industry, the external environment in which it operates and the interaction between the two.
Globally recognized Charted Associate Status
Upon graduation, students are granted the Charted Associate status on top of the BSc degree. This status is well recognized within the industry globally as well as with employers.
Extensive Worldwide Alumni Network
LIBF has proud graduates across the world working with the top financial services firms including roles with Barclays, HSBC, Deloitte, Handelsbanken and Thomson Reuters. You will be able to join in the elite group of highly respected professionals and get access to their collective expertise, network and resources.
3rd Year Specialized Electives
Students will select 3 electives from a list of more specialized courses in preparation for more in-depth specialization in their final year.
Dedicated Programme Management Support
Our team of programme coordinators and education consultants will provide seamless support from course materials to after class queries, they will be with you every step of the way.
Exit Award at Every Stage
Students will be awarded with professional certifications at each level. This serves as a recognition and encouragement for continuous study.
The overall aim of the BS in Banking Practice and Management is to:
- Provide students with opportunities to investigate and analyse a range of issues relating to the practice and management of banking and the wider financial services sector.
- Encourage students to reflect on and engage in academic and practitioner debate on issues relevant to banking, financial markets and the financial services sector in general.
- Enable students to apply specialised, up-to-date knowledge within specific areas of the banking sector, utilising a work based learning approach where relevant.
- Enable students to analyse and evaluate business cases in order to make and justify strategic and practical decisions/recommendations relevant to the management of banking services and activity.
- Develop student’s ability to identify customer needs and expectations and to manage provision of services to them.
- Increase student’s awareness of the importance of strategic, moral/ethical, social, economic and environmental issues within the banking sector in general.
- Provide opportunities for students to develop the necessary skills and competencies to move on to further study within the discipline and to develop professionalism in the context of a banking sector managerial role.
At the end of this course, students will:
- The range of organisations in the banking sector, the wider financial services institutional framework within which they operate, and the products and services they deliver.
- The processes, procedures and practices required for the effective management and governance of banking organisations within the financial services sector.
- Subject-specific theories, empirical evidence and concepts relating to banking and financial services generally and how these apply in a practical work environment.
- Financial services, markets and banking practice as evolving disciplines that need to respond to the constantly changing legal and regulatory environment.
This school offers programs in:
Full Time: 36 Months
Part-time: 36 Months
The programme consists of 3 stages each of 12 months duration.
Cost & Fees
Year 1: S$7000(Local students)
Year 2: S$8000(Local students)/S$9500(International student)
Year 3: S$16,500(Local students)/S$18,000(International student)
At least 18 years old
Minimum Academic Entry Requirement
- Any 3 ‘A’ level subjects with Grades B, C and C or the International Baccalaureate (28 points) or equivalent High School/Year 12 qualification OR
- Polytechnic Diploma in a non-relevant field, OR
- Students with 2 ‘A’ level subjects may enter via the ACCA 'Fundamental papers F1-F6 (or part thereof), students may be eligible for entry/exemption
- Applicants must hold GCSE Mathematics at minimum grade C (or equivalent) and English Language at minimum grade C (or equivalent) or an IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 (or equivalent English language qualifications).
To be considered for mature entry you will be required to meet the following criteria:
- Be aged 30 or over with 8 years of relevant experience
- Unable to meet the standard entry criteria for Professional Certificate in Banking (PCertB)
As a mature applicant, you are required to submit a current CV supported by a 500 to 600 word statement indicating why you have chosen to undertake the programme and how it will support your career plans. If you do not meet the minimum entry criteria for GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics you should briefly describe your Mathematical ability as part of your statement. If invited to progress an interview may be held.
You may be required to successfully complete the Financial Markets and Risk module as Continued Professional Development, prior to being accepted into the programme.
Last updated January 10, 2017