The wealth management industry, especially in Asia, has been rapidly growing in the past decade. This growth has fuelled a sharp demand for talents – both fresh & veteran, in the banking and finance sector, so that the expanding industry can sustain its growth and meet the changing needs of an increasingly sophisticated global clientele. Singapore, being a highly reputable financial hub, is best positioned to become the wealth management hub of the region. In order for her to ride on the momentum, Singapore must groom a sizeable & high quality pool of wealth managers that can become trusted advisors for global clients. This creates many hiring opportunities within the industry, and financial institutions are looking to attract and groom talents as early as when they commence on their tertiary education.
The first of its kind at undergraduate level in Singapore, AWM aims to equip graduates with applied and academic competencies, including regulatory certifications and digital skill sets to become job-ready wealth management professionals.
The track allows the AWM students to meet their required academic units through a combination of work at DBS Bank and study at NBS. The track consists of two internships with DBS. The first internship will be at the end of Year 2 Semester 2 and the selection will be done for the second internship.
Successful selected students will receive a conditional letter of offer from DBS. Upon acceptance, they will move on to a second internship of 20 weeks which will replace the classes courses during Year 3 Semester 2. The student is not required to make up for classes in Year 3 Semester 2 as the 20 weeks structured internship will allow the student to meet the required academic units. Internship allowance in the second internship will be significantly higher than in the first internship to recognise that he or she is a future employee of DBS.
Graduates from this AWM track will join DBS in a special newly created role of Wealth Management Associates.
The introduction of this new track is timely and will be strongly welcomed by the industry looking to recruit candidates who are trained to be job-ready. This track will equip our graduates with high skills-based competencies and strongly enhance their employment opportunities within this highly competitive and much sought-after industry, while also meeting the sector’s high demand for quality graduates. Furthermore, NBS is leveraging on the establishment of the NTU-Wealth Management Institute (WMI) and WMI’s extensive network and working relationship within the industry to ensure the success of the track. WMI will also bring along her strength in practice-based wealth management education to our graduates through her series of industry- recognized and Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF)-certified programmes, thereby differentiating our graduates from their competitors.
- Real-world case study/problem-solving challenges
- New industry-relevant course Wealth Management Affluent, an accredited course offered by WMI to banking professionals in industry
- Ability to secure a job before graduation