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Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Banking & Finance)

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Course overview

With this degree you will be equipped with skills that meet the demands of business including developing communication and engagement skills, building networks, adopting a commercial mindset, understanding project management and mastering critical thinking and problem solving.

Mega shifts in banking and finance are taking place in trillion dollar economies like China, India and Western economies. Reforms geared towards greater international integration in Vietnam and Myanmar bode  well for growth in the banking and financial sectors of much of Asia.

With national regulations and private sector realignments, opportunities abound in disruptive technologies, retail banking that embraces financial investments and insurance, cybersecurity and big data management.

The Singapore government has committed over US$159 million in the financial sector for the next five years to spur innovation in the sector. Calls are being made in Australia to reward ‘disruptors’ to promote new growth areas.

India focusing on streamlining and spurring investment is further opening its financial sector as part of its global integration. As part of its business development programs, the Indian government has expanded the opportunities within the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE). And so goes on the narrative of the 21st century economy where young people are highly in demand to steer the national economies with innovative thinking and strategic management skills.

To prepare the next generation for the required skills, James Cook University offers a brand new business degree program in Banking and Finance major. This program will equip students with the skills to rise up to the challenges of an exciting industry sector that is a permanent fixture of the economy.   Careers in the banking and finance sector can be fulfilling and rewarding.

Campus
Singapore
Start dates
March, July, November
Duration
2 years full time
Study mode
On campus

Subjects

Study Program

Core Subjects

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Economics for Sustainable Business
  • Business Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics
  • Contemporary Business Communications
  • Managing Consumer Markets
  • Business Law
  • plus one of the following:
    • Professional Internship*
    • Multidisciplinary Project
    • Independent Project

    *where applicable

Major Subjects

  • Financial Management
  • Personal Portfolio Management
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Risk Management
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Finance of International Trade
  • Credit and Lending Decisions
  • Treasury Management

Minor Subjects (4 subjects from one of the following areas)


Note: If a single major is selected English for Academic Purposes can be chosen as an elective subject.

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • The entrance requirements differ from country to country but in general applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of schooling or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of the James Cook University Singapore Foundation Program will also satisfy the entrance requirement.

For further information email admissions-singapore@jcu.edu.au

English Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0)/TOEFL iBT 79 (with minimum writing score of 19) and above; or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP).
  • Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English Language Requirement

Advanced Standing

  • Advanced standing of up to 8 subjects will be granted upon successful completion of James Cook University Diploma of Higher Education (Business Studies) program.
  • Credit exemption may be granted for students with tertiary qualifications from recognised institutions on a case-by-case basis.

Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student's Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

This course leads to career opportunities in banking and financial institutions. There are numerous job possibilities in government, and small, medium and large businesses.Work can be very rewarding – your knowledge can assist in making decisions that help businesses develop and thrive, even in times of financial uncertainty.

Tuition Fees

Domestic* International
S$51,360 S$53,928

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

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Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.

James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.

For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: www.cpe.gov.sg

Disclaimer
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.