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Platform-Based Learning (PBL)


Platform-based Learning (PBL)


The NTU Centre for Applied Financial Education (CAFE) was established in 2014 to spearhead the learning of finance from an applied perspective. CAFE is equipped with top data analysis tools, including 24 Bloomberg terminals and 60 dedicated Refinitiv Eikon terminals with Datastream.

The first initiative of CAFE is to introduce Platform Based Learning (PBL) as a track in the Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance specialisation). PBL is a new pedagogical approach as it integrates the data analysis tools into the curriculum. PBL students hone their skills through performing market analytics and generating insights for decision making on Bloomberg and Refinitiv ​terminals. They are thus trained to be desk-ready and are able to generate value for the financial institutions immediately when they start work.

As part of the curriculum, students will publish a monthly group report whic​h analyses a current economic or financial market issue. Each graduating student will also publish an in-depth report on a pertinent issue in global financial markets, an industry segment, or an investment strategy. The report is then shared with banks, brokerages and investors.

Read more: ​​Getting a leg up with platform-based learning ​

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