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What We Do

Operating in a very unique space, FITA offers concise and highly integrated Banking and Technology courses for IT Professionals in the financial services IT sector. This is FITA’s differentiating factor as most courses available in the market place tend not to be so highly coupled.

Our course curriculum is structured with the most pertinent trends and developments in the Financial IT Services Industry. The development of our course curriculum is guided and advised by an Industry Board of Advisers. The collective wisdom is formed by market leaders drawn from the financial services and IT sectors with representations from premier international banks, global consultancies and major IT companies.

Our comprehensive suite of programmes are either accredited under the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) Standards or aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF). Broadly, these programmes are offered under the 4 categories as depicted below.

Using a blended approach of classroom learning and hands-on simulation, our training is practice-oriented and leverages on industry applicable systems, relevant case studies, role pay and simulation games that are financial service related. Participants get the opportunity to work on close to real-life world-class banking systems. Our trainers from SMU faculty and industry professionals in their specific field of expertise come with a wealth of experience, thereby ensuring high training quality and effectiveness. Industry speakers may also be invited to provide further sharing of insights at some courses.

Participants who successfully complete their course will receive a Certificate awarded by the prestigious Singapore Management University. Additionally, participants who successfully complete the IBF Level 1 course will be conferred the IBF Qualified (IBFQ) certification status.

Operating in a very unique space offering highly integrated Banking and Technology courses, FITA brings you many reasons on what make our courses so unique.



FITA's courses are primarily targeted at professionals from the financial services industry and professionals in the IT sectors providing services to the financial institutions. Broadly, they are:

  • IT professionals presently in financial services sector desiring to develop deeper competencies and skills
  • IT professionals and fresh graduates/ aspiring individuals who want to transit into the financial services industry
  • Bank management professionals wanting to acquire more IT skills
The table below lists the types of training courses that FITA thinks will benefit and therefore recommend for the various target groups. Nevertheless, participants are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevant to their business activities or job roles.


Target Groups

Enterprise-wide Skills
(IBF Level 1)

e.g. SMU Professional Certificate in T&O

Value Add Skills
(Shared Services)

e.g. Managing Banking IT Projects, IT Risk & Security, Intro to Business Analytics

Domain Specific
e.g. Retail, Corporate Banking, Asset/ Wealth Management & Financial Markets O&T
New entrants in FSI and fresh graduates looking to enter the FSI Highly recommended    
IT Professionals in FSI looking to deepen/ enhance specialist skills in a business segment   Recommend Highly recommended
IT Professionals in non-FSI and Professionals Servicing the FSI desiring to acquire cross-functional knowledge in a specific business segment Highly recommended   Recommend
IT Professionals in FSI exploring lateral movement to another IT role within FSI   Recommended
(depending on what desired job role is)
Highly recommended
(depending on what desired job role is)
Non-IT Professionals in FSI desiring to acquire cross-functional knowledge in a specific business segment Recommended
(depending on what desired job role is)
  Recommended
(depending on what desired job role is)

Last updated on 11 Feb 2016 .