FlexiMasters in Business Finance Programme Overview

FlexiMasters in Business Finance course is offered by Nanyang Business School, Singapore, as part of the FlexiMasters series launched by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore).

Our programme is suitable for anyone interested in accounting and finance for business but who had minimal exposure to this field at a tertiary academic level. Over five graduate courses, you will gain broad exposure to financial topics, including corporate finance and investments, plus newer fields such as fintech and sustainable finance.

Leong Mei Mei

Realizing her personal aspirations after FlexiMasters

"My greatest takeaway from the programme is the newfound confidence in my financial decision-making capabilities. It has encouraged me to take calculated risks, pursue my dream of owning a resort, and explore real estate opportunities internationally."

— Architect, Leong Mei Mei

FlexiMasters in Business Finance

Cross disciplinary learning with FlexiMasters

“I picked up important business knowledge and acumen, and I learned about technical business calculations such as portfolio analysis and accounting. I am able to understand financial projection better and know what to look out for when evaluating different case studies.”

— Business Technologist, Pamela Cheng

FlexiMasters in Business Finance

Career progression with FlexiMasters

“With the FlexiMasters, I know the algorithm behind the spreadsheet, how engineers should recognise revenue earlier when managing multi-year projects for better cash inflow. My efforts paid off, and I was recently promoted to a Director.”

— Technical Director, Geotechnical, Tay Kuok Siang

FlexiMasters in Business Finance

Professional networking and opportunities through FlexiMasters

"I made friends with a diverse group of people through the FlexiMasters programme. I know I can talk to them, and maybe I’ll even learn something new. How they look at the world is completely different, and it is nice to see the world from different perspectives.”

— VC Fund Operation Associate, Varsha Jagdish Menghani

  • Provide you with better access to postgraduate-level training so you can personalise your learning pathway and upskill/reskill in a timely fashion.

  • Enable you to build on your experience, transit and prepare for a career shift, and become future-ready in an ever-changing employment market

  • Earn credits that you can stack towards a postgraduate degree at Nanyang Business School, Singapore

1. Our programme consists of five advanced business courses, worth a total of 15 academic units (AUs):

  • Five courses, each worth three AUs

2. Each course comprises:

  • An online 9-hour self-paced component
  • A 30-hour in-class component, over four weekends
  • You are required to attain a minimum of GP 2.5, a C+ grade equivalent, to be awarded the AU for each course

3. Mode of class delivery:

  • The default mode of delivery are in-person classes, with considerations for online classes when necessary

4. Upon graduating, the following qualifications will be awarded:

  • FlexiMasters will be awarded to students attaining 15 AUs, with a minimum GP of 2.5, a C+ grade equivalent, from each considered course
  • Graduate Certificate will be awarded to students attaining 9 AUs, with a minimum GP of 2.5, a C+ grade equivalent, from each considered course

While no pre-requisites are needed to enrol in the course/s, participants with relevant background and/or experience may have a better understanding of their course content.

    The next intake for this programme will be in February 2025.

    If an intake is fully enrolled, your application will be considered for the next available intake.

    Updates to your application status will be sent to you at least 6 weeks before commencement of the programme.

    As seats are limited, please send in your application early to avoid disappointment.

    Module Class Dates
    Financial Management 08 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 1 Mar 2025
    Financial Statement Analysis 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr 2025
    Contemporary Finance: Fintech and Sustainable Finance 26 Apr, 03 May, 17 May, 24 May 2025
    Investments 05 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul 2025
    International Economics and Finance 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep 2025


    Programme Attendance
    • Successfully admitted participants have to commit to the published schedule.
    • The course duration is 30 weeks, with four Saturday classes per module.
    • All classes are held in-person only at the Lifelong Learning Institute (near Paya Lebar MRT) and NTU Nanyang Business School Gaia (for the last module) from 8.30am to 5.30pm.
    • No make-up classes for absentees.
    • Mandatory attendance is required for programme info session and details will be provided upon successful admittance into the programme.
    • Nanyang Technological University reserves the right to change the date, time, venue, and mode of delivery of classes due to unforeseen circumstances or prevailing government advisory.



    Financial ManagementFinancial Management


    The objective of this first course is to provide you with a broad understanding of key financial principles, concepts, and analytical tools.

    The topics to be covered include:
    • the time value of money
    • bond and stock valuation
    • capital budgeting
    • risk and return
    • cost of capital
    • corporate financial decisions (including capital structure, dividend distribution policy, and capital raising)
    • an introduction to options. 

    Financial Statement AnalysisFinancial Statement Analysis

    The course aims to equip you with the accounting skills and knowledge essential for understanding and analysing financial statements for business decisions.

    You will learn:
    • The concepts and applications of financial accounting standards on key economic transactions of reporting
    • How to interpret and analyse financial statements
    • How to unravel complex scenarios involving financial instruments, impairment, leases, and income taxes.



    This course provides you with a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of modern finance and its applications to business challenges in investment. All of which is at the heart of every investment decision, whether that decision is to buy, sell, or hold. Due to globalization and the ever-changing dynamics of the modern financial markets, the pricing of any financial asset has become an ever more complex task. 

    This course will:
    • Guide you through the theory and application of several main investment topics, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each valuation model.
    • Teach you valuation, portfolio construction, and evaluation techniques, including how to apply investment techniques using Excel.
    The main topics are: 
    • An introduction to asset classes and financial instruments, including how to trade financial securities
    • Risk and return,  and capital allocation decisions
    • Modern portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), and multi-factor models
    • Performance evaluation of mutual funds and other portfolios

    International Economics and FinanceInternational Economics and Finance


    This course is an introduction to international economics and finance. It serves to highlight modern economic and financial theories and models, showing how they can impinge on the performance of business and industrial enterprises that operate in a competitive international setting.
    Many companies engage in cross-border business and face important financial questions beyond those found in a purely domestic setting. This course endeavours to provide the basic understanding and tools to analyse, evaluate, finance, and manage international business. This is particularly relevant to highly open economies, such as Singapore, where companies engage internationally.

    In this course, we will:
    • Describe the global financial markets that facilitate international business, explain the key economic links among them, and show why understanding foreign exchange rates is crucial
    • Explain exchange rates and those factors that affect the rates
    • Examine the challenges for companies created by unexpected changes in the exchange rate
    • Discuss how  firms should manage their exposure to currency fluctuations
    • Explore areas of international corporate finance like capital budgeting and financing from the perspective of multinational companies
    By attending this course, you will be prepared for a rewarding career in providing advice, analysis, creative insights, and solutions in economics, finance, and business. 

    Your career options include an economist, business analyst/consultant, financial/risk analyst, or policy development officer; or you may choose to pursue graduate studies in economics, business, or professional designation in finance (e.g. CFA) or accounting (e.g. CPA).

    Contemporary Finance: Fintech and Sustainable FinanceContemporary Finance: Fintech and Sustainable Finance


    In recent years, the development of fintech, especially the application of blockchain and AI in finance, has attracted tremendous attention from both industry and academia. Fintech is considered as the core competitiveness of financial institutions. 
    This foundation course lays the foundation for more advanced courses and helps you prepare for a career in the fintech industry.

    Through it, you will:
    • Understand the basics of fintech, including the skills required to develop new applications.
    • Discover the basics of blockchain and AI technologies, plus related practical topics, such as CBDC, crypto-economics, digital asset management.
    • Learn how to use open-source Python packages to design, test, and implement algorithms in finance.
    Sustainable finance integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria into business and investment decisions for sustainable outcomes. This includes reducing inequality, improving inclusiveness, reducing pollution, and mitigating and adapting to the adverse effects of climate change.

    Our course is therefore the study of finance and sustainability as an integrated subject beginning with an introduction of financial and investment principles and moving towards financial analysis, financing, valuation, responsible investment and impact investing. 

    The course also covers diverse aspects of sustainable investments and offers tools for effective financial valuation and effective risk assessment. The perspective proposed by this course is motivated by the desire of corporations for continued prosperity, expansion, and, in some cases, even to promote their own survival.


    FlexiMasters in Business Finance can be stacked into MBA (Banking and Finance) at Nanyang Business School, Singapore, and similarly accredited under the following conditions:

    • Up to 9 academic units (AUs) of FlexiMasters may be transferred to an MBA (Banking and Finance) for the following FlexiMasters courses: (i) Financial Management, (ii) Investments, (iii) International Economics and Finance.
    • The AUs earned from a FlexiMasters course are valid for up to five years for transfer to a relevant/adjoining programme.

    • Credit transfers are by application only and will be assessed and approved by the relevant programme’s owners.
    • Transfer of credit eligibility will be reviewed by the postgraduate programme office upon application for a Master’s degree programme, subjected to all prevailing policies at NBS and NTU at that time. 
    • The minimum Grade Point eligible for transfer of credits is 2.5. However, some programme owners may recommend a higher Grade Point.

    • Academic units from a Graduate Certificate or FlexiMasters programme, approved for transfer of credits, will not be included in the Cumulative Grade Point Average for our Masters by Coursework programmes.

    • The course must not have been used for exemption/transfer of credits into another programme.

    • FlexiMasters Alumni who are successful Master's Programme applicants may enjoy course fee discount and subsidy schemes for the Master's programme.
    Admission to Full Nanyang Business School Master’s Programme
    Participants have to meet all required admission standards of the selected Master’s programme.
     Course Fees in SGD
     Fees BEFORE
    funding & GST
    Fees AFTER
    funding & 9% GST
    Singapore Citizens (aged 21-39) / PR (aged ≥21)
    70% Funding
    $20,000.00 $6,540.00
    Singapore Citizens (aged ≥40)
    MCES1 - up to 90%
    $20,000.00 $2,540.00
    SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
    ETSS2​ - up to 90%
    $20,000.00 $2,540.00
    NTU Alumni
    Fee payable after 70% SSG Funding and use of $1,600 **NTU Alumni Course Credits

    1. Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) scheme. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
    2. Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (ETSS) scheme. For more information, click here.

    Singapore Citizens, aged 25 and above, and self-sponsored, may use their SkillsFuture Credit to defray full or part of the nett course fee.

    Singapore Citizens, aged 40 and above, and self-sponsored, may use their NEW Top-up of $4,000 SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career) to defray full or part of the nett course fee only for FlexiMasters courses that can be stacked into the respective Master’s programme.

    You can submit your SkillsFuture Credit claims by logging into MySkillsFuture.sg. Please click here for “How do I submit a claim for SkillsFuture credit?” and other FAQs.

    Funding/Programme Requirements
    - You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each module.
    - You must complete and pass all assessment components.

    You do not need to contact SkillsFuture for funding before course registration. NTU will handle the funding paperwork for both self and company-sponsored applicants. You will be invoiced the nett amount after funding and GST.

    **NTU Alumni Course Credits
    All self-sponsored NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their alumni credits of $1,600 to co-pay up to 50% of the nett fee (exclusive of prevailing GST) payable for courses offered by NTU-Continuing Education Training (CET) Units. It is your responsibility to inform us if you wish to utilize alumni credits before the start of the programme. For more info, please click here.


      1. What is the course schedule and duration of the FlexiMasters programme?

      Please look under ‘Course Schedule & Venue’ for the schedule and duration of the classes.


      2. Will I be able to pursue more than 1 FlexiMasters programme?

      There are no restrictions but it’s advisable to take up 1 FlexiMasters at a time as the schedule might overlap. Eventually, all of the applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee.


      3. I’m only interested in one of the modules in one of the FlexiMasters Programme. Will I be able to pursue that module?

      FlexiMasters is a bundled programme. When you apply for a FlexiMasters programme, it will be considered that you’re applying for all the modules.


      4. How will the credits earned from the FlexiMasters contribute to a NBS Master’s programme?

      FlexiMasters is a stackable programme where credits earned are eligible for credit transfer to a NBS Master’s programme. However, participants are required to meet the admission standards of their selected NBS Master’s programme. For more information about the NBS Master’s Programme, you may visit this link: https://www.ntu.edu.sg/business/admissions/graduate-studies

      5. What is the course assessment like?

      Course assessment will differ from module to module. This will be determined by the respective teaching faculty. Assessment components will be shared upon successful admittance to the programme. Some of the assessment components may consist of Individual coursework, Group coursework, Quizzes and Class Participation.


      6. When will the course outlines be made available?

      Course outlines will be shared upon successful admittance to the FlexiMasters programme.


      7. Can I still use my Alumni Credit? When does my Alumni Credit Expire? Can I check the balance of my Alumni Credit?

      Kindly email to PACE regarding queries of your Alumni Credit:  [email protected]

      8. Can I get a rough idea of the difficulty level?

      These are advanced graduate Business courses embedded with academic rigour necessary for the academic units in the programme. Due diligence is required to pass the modules in the programme.


      9. If I do not pass the course or any of its components, would the funding still hold? Or would it be revoked?

      In the event you do not pass a course, you will not be eligible for funding. Hence, you will have to pay for any outstanding fees thereafter.


      10. Will there be more details available on the course curriculum, such as the types of software being used and the specific topics covered in each module?

      Once you have successfully enrolled into the programme, more information will be given to you regarding the modules.


      Find out about the FlexiMasters route, the various subsidies and more here

      • An administrative fee may be imposed and there will be no refund of course fee for participants who withdraw from the programme after successful admission. 
      • Nanyang Technological University reserves the right to change the date, time, venue, and mode of delivery of classes due to unforeseen circumstances or prevailing government advisory.
      • All FlexiMasters programme registrations will be submitted to the NTU Academic Programme Admissions Committee. Registrants will be notified of their admission status prior to the start of the programme, and NTU will have the final decision on FlexiMasters programme admissions.
      • Nanyang Technological University will have the final decision on the mode of delivery for the class (either in-person or online) and participants will be notified accordingly.
      • There will be no make-up classes for absentees. 
      • Participants who wish to progress to a Master’s Programme upon attaining a Graduate Certificate or a FlexiMasters must submit a separate application for admission and the criteria for admission to the Master’s Programme would apply.
        For more information about this course, please contact us at  [email protected].