The Centre for Applied Financial Education (CAFE) was established in 2014 to spearhead the learning of finance from an applied perspective so that NBS students are more job-ready.
CAFE’s first initiative is to introduce the platform-based learning (PBL) as a track in banking and finance. Our PBL approach integrates tools used in the financial industry, such as Refinitiv and Bloomberg data analysis and terminals. Students are required to use these platforms to analyse and form a view about the financial market.
Another key objective of CAFE is to provide a platform for students to hone their skills in developing financial applications through a dedicated coding coach. These apps are pitched to and graded by industry specialists. Over the years, students have received valuable insight on their software from participating judges.
CAFE and its various initiatives have benefitted significantly from collaborating closely with many financial industry practitioners. We are thankful for their support and hope that we can continue to work together to develop innovative ways of raising financial literacy and relevance in Singapore.