The first initiative of CAFE is to introduce Platform Based Learning (PBL) as a track in Banking and Finance at the Nanyang Business School.
Located at Nanyang Technological University’s Nanyang Business School, Centre for Applied Financial Education (CAFE) boasts the largest finance lab in Singapore to prepare the students the learning of finance from an applied perspective.
It provides a unique experiential learning environment, where students acquire insights, experiences, skills and broad industry knowledge through platform-based learning.
The students will be trained in NTU’s state-of-the-art Finance Lab, which has 60 dedicated Thomson Reuters Eikon terminals with Datastream and 24 Bloomberg terminals. These two tools are used by industry practitioners to obtain and analyse datas on financial instruments.
Guided by an advisory council comprising senior leaders of Singapore’s banking and finance sector, the council will advise the CAFE on how to stay aligned and relevant to current market trends, issues and needs of the industry.
The Centre for Applied Financial Education (CAFE) was established in 2014 to spearhead the learning of finance from an applied perspective so that they are more job-ready.
CAFE’s first initiative is to introduce the Platform Based Learning (PBL) track in Banking and Finance. PBL integrates tools used in the financial industry Refinitiv and Bloomberg into the curriculum. 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. The development of these financial applications have benefited from having a dedicated coding coach, and are pitched to and graded by industry specialists. Over the years, students have received valuable and insightful feedbacks on these applications from participating judges.
CAFE and its various initiatives have benefited significantly from the linkages with many financial industry practitioners. We are thankful for their support and hope that we could continue to work together to develop innovative ways of raising financial literacy and relevance in Singapore.