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SMU Certificate in Enterprise Essentials (IBF Level 1)

Emergence of non-bank service providers is disrupting the business models of incumbent banks. Banks have responded by embarking on initiatives to digitize the banking infrastructure, distribution channels and services.

To be future ready, professionals in Technology & Operations (T&O) need to be multi-disciplinary and possess the ability to combine strong domain knowledge in products, processes and business development, with the functional skills in technology.

Benchmarked to industry best practices under the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Standards for T&O, this is the first core module that provides the foundational building blocks in the domain knowledge in banking, enterprise and application architecture.


Programme Length

2 Days
Weekday 09:00 - 17:00

Areas of Study
  • Gain an overview of financial services industry & emerging trends
  • Learn the banking ecosystem, market segments, players, functions, products & services
  • Understand enterprise & technology architecture in banking
  • Know FI’s typical IT application & infrastructure architecture
  • Understand basic concepts of accounting
  • Learn the key financial management concepts relevant to FIs
Schedule 11 & 12 Apr '18

Overview of Financial Services Industry

  • Functions, roles & responsibilities of key participants
  • Market segments, products & services
  • Competitive landscape & emerging trends

Principles of Finance & Accounting

  • Basic concepts of accounting
  • Key financial statements
  • Key financial management concepts
  • Financial & management accounting
  • Funding sources for financial institutions

Enterprise & Technology Architecture

  • Need & benefits of enterprise architecture
  • Framework for enterprise architecture
  • Management & measurement of enterprise architecture

IT Architecture in Financial Institutions (FIs)

  • Overview of front/middle/back layers
  • Reference architecture for FS(MIRA-B)
  • Universal banking process framework
  • Transaction enablers – data, application & infrastructure services
  • End-to-end IT architecture

S$1,500 (excluding GST)

Net fee payable upfront for eligible self-sponsored applicants:

Singaporeans and PRs
S$450 (excl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above
S$150 (excl. GST)

Terms & conditions apply

Who Should Attend
  • New hiresentry level professionals in financial services with less than 3 years of experience in T&O
  • Professionals who work for service providers that support IT projects and services

Last updated on 4 Jan 2018.



SMU Academy - Financial Services
Singapore Management University

Phone: +65 6828 0563
Fax:+65 6828 0429