Forex and Investments



We previously covered the courses in Singapore Polytechnic that helps with your future career as a forex trader. We now move on to the next instituition in line: NP.  Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) may be famously known for its mass and communication courses, but do you know the school offers splendid business curriculum, too? These modules might not focus on the forex market, but they give potential forex traders an idea what they are getting into. The forex market is confusing and risky. If you want to be a successful trader, this course might walks you though the forex trading journey.

Diploma in Banking & Financial Services (N53)

This course mainly focuses on the business and finance sector; the Investments module in Year 2 are bound to give students the opportunity to gain some valuable information about the Singapore forex market.

The course structure as listed below:

First-Year Modules

Level 1.1

  • Business Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Decision Support with Spreadsheets
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Idea Jumpstart ^
  • Sports & Wellness ^

Level 1.2

  • Business Communication 1
  • Business Law
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Financial Markets & Services
  • IT in Business
  • Microeconomics
  • Cultural Quotient at Work ^

Second-Year Modules

Level 2.1

  • Accounting Applications & Analysis
  • Finance of International Trade
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Regulations & Practices
  • Idea Blueprint ^
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Module ^

Level 2.2

  • Business Communication 2
  • Corporate Finance & Advisory Services
  • Credit Management
  • Investments
  • Treasury
  • Idea Launchpad ^
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Module ^

Final-Year Modules

Level 3.1

  • Business Communication 3
  • Marketing of Financial Services
  • Risk Management
  • Settlements & Operations Management
  • Wealth Management
  • World Issues: A Singapore Perspective ^
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Module ^

Level 3.2

  • (Pathway 1) Six-month Internship
  • (Pathway 2) Electronic Business Applications *
  • (Pathway 2) Human Resource Management *
  • (Pathway 2) International Economics & Finance *
  • (Pathway 2) Elective *
  • (Pathway 2) Elective *


* Students pursuing Pathway 2 are required to complete an Internship of about 7 weeks, which carries 5 credit units.
^ For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules, pop by


Career Prospect

Even if you fail as a forex trader (touch wood!), there is a plan B. The amazing thing about this banking and financial services course is that it prepares you for a career beyond the banking sector. As mentioned on Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s official website, there are other career choices such as credit and marketing, corporate finance and consultancy, financial planning and services, investment and wealth management, trade finance, treasury, risk management and even settlements and operations management. To conclude, there is something for every taste.




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