Introducing our Diploma in Ethical Banking and Finance (DEBF) programme, a groundbreaking educational journey designed to equip aspiring professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the world of responsible finance. With a unique focus on ethical banking and finance, this programme offers a comprehensive curriculum that explores the intersection of financial practices and ethical principles. Students will delve into key topics such as sustainable investment strategies, socially responsible banking practices, corporate social responsibility, and ethical decision-making frameworks. Through a blend of theoretical learning and practical case studies, participants will develop a deep understanding of the evolving landscape of responsible finance, preparing them to become agents of positive change in the industry. Join us on this transformative path towards a more sustainable and socially conscious financial future.
SSTC Institute, a renowned educational institution in Singapore, has been recognised as a MOE-certified centre, highlighting its commitment to academic excellence and quality education. With a rich history dating back to 1978, SSTC Institute has established itself as a trusted provider of professional and vocational training programmes. The institute’s longevity and experience in the education sector testify to its ability to deliver high-quality education and meet the evolving needs of students. Students enrolling in the Diploma in Ethical Banking and Finance programme at SSTC Institute can be assured of receiving education from a reputable institution with a strong track record of providing relevant and industry-focused programmes.
One of the programme’s key highlights is its experienced faculty, comprising industry experts and academic professionals who bring real-world insights and expertise to the classroom. Students also benefit from practical industry exposure through internships, case studies, and guest lectures by prominent practitioners. This exposure allows students to gain firsthand experience in ethical banking and finance, fostering a deeper understanding of the industry and enhancing their employability
The Diploma in Ethical Banking and Finance programme at SSTC Institute caters to a diverse range of students, targeting both locals in Singapore and foreign students in the Asia-Middle East, South East Asia region. For local students in Singapore, the programme offers an opportunity to delve into the growing field of ethical banking and finance, aligning their career aspirations with sustainable and responsible practices. The programme equips them with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in this industry, which is gaining prominence in Singapore’s financial sector. Additionally, foreign students from the Asia-Middle East, South East Asia region can benefit from the programme’s international outlook and industry relevance, allowing them to acquire a global perspective on ethical banking and finance. SSTC Institute’s inclusive environment and culturally diverse student body create a conducive learning experience for both local and international students, fostering cross-cultural understanding and collaboration.
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Describe the academic support services, resources, and facilities available to students, including libraries, research centers, and online learning platforms. Highlight mentorship programmes, career counselling, and networking opportunities provided by the institution.
The Diploma in Ethical Banking and Finance is designed to deliver theoretical and practical understanding of ethical Banking and Finance that is useful to the development of human capital in financial and related industries that inculcate moral values (Religion and Society) for a sustainable financial system.
The programme consists of various knowledge areas in financial and banking disciplines such as: Accounting, Economics, Ethics in Finance, Ethical Banking, Fintech, Entrepreneurship and a capstone module called Action-Based Learning that pull students’ knowledge on various areas learned throughout the programme in solving real-life problems.
The Programme is offered by SSTC Institute. SSTC Institute is a premium private education institution established since 1978. As testimony to our commitment to quality education and academic excellence. SSTC has been awarded the 4-year EduTrust Certification by the Committee for Private Education (CPE) of the Ministry of Education, Singapore.
Yes. It has been registered with the Committee for Private Education of the Ministry of Education, Singapore. The programme was developed in collaboration with iBantu Singapore, a financial consultant with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. iBantu is dedicated to the advancement of ethical banking and finance, with a focus on sustainability and green funding.
Several international universities, like the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and the University Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), have also recognized the programme. SSTC, in collaboration with iBantu, is continuing to take numerous strategic initiatives in order for many worldwide organizations, both educational and non-educational, to recognize this diploma programme.
Yes. English is the language of instruction for the diploma. International students will need to meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
We have five groups or clusters of modules, which are: Economics, Finance, Banking, Entrepreneurship and management, Fintech, plus one specific and unique module namely Action-Based learning.
No. However, the Action-Based Learning module will provide students with exposure to real-life cases faced by various businesses.
The programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in Ethical Banking and other ethical finance industries including the Islamic Banking and Finance Industry.
And it does not rule out the possibility of graduates being able to have a career in the financial and banking industry in general, lining up as entrepreneurs and the fintech industry.
The programme also allows graduates who have an interest in becoming researchers and academics in the field of ethical banking and finance to continue their studies to a more advanced stage.
Yes. The Diploma curriculum is based on international standards with 28 courses/modules covering a total of 90 credit hours and with at least 900 hours of learning, enabling graduates to continue their education to the bachelor’s level.
Instructors consist of scholars with an average educational qualification of Masters from various countries both Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. and also have experience in the financial industry and also the banking industry.
Yes. The programme will invite Professionals and Professors as guest lecturers/speakers at least twice for each course in each semester.
Yes. The text books and other materials as main references will be provided. Additional reading materials are available from the digital library.
Yes. The grading system will be:
A: 70% and above
B: 65% to 69%
C: 60% to 64%
D: 50% – 59%*
U: Below 50%
*Students who obtained a ‘D’ Grade for a module will be allowed to sit for a Supplementary paper but will only be able to achieve a maximum grade of ‘C’. Students who have good reasons for Special Consideration, will be reviewed by the Examination Board on a case-by- case basis for higher grades.
Maximum duration to complete the programme is within 36 months from the initial commencement of the programme for full-time students and 72 months for part-time students.
Teaching will be conducted by the instructor in a face to face in-class mode including: lectures, case studies, question and answer, group discussions, etc.
Guest lectures will be conducted online by inviting experienced professors and practitioners.
The Diploma organizes one specific course, Action Based Learning, which allows students to connect directly with the industry by working on and solving problems faced by the real world of work.
Currently the programme organizers are establishing intensive cooperation with various international universities in Malaysia and Singapore with one of the points of cooperation is that diploma students can transfer credits to degree programmes at universities.
Admissions will be open throughout the year. Prospective students can submit applications at any time and will be adjusted to the time of admission in January, March, June, August, and October.
The incoming application will immediately get a notification when the applicant has made a submission. Notification of being accepted or not in the programme will be conveyed within seven working days, via the applicant’s email.
Yes. Singaporeans/Singapore Permanent Residents are able work if they are enrolled in a Part- time mode of study. International students are strictly not allowed to work while holding a Singapore Student’s Pass.
Access to a digital library and learning management system to support their learning experience. Students will also have Wi-Fi access on campus. Lecturers and staff are all available to extend their assistance to all students to ensure that all students have a very enjoyable learning experience at SSTC Institute.
SSTC will share information about career opportunities to its potential graduates as and when companies and partners provide information of their recruitment requirements.
No. However, SSTC may schedule a number of student activities throughout the academic year which students may opt to take part in.
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