Location: Virtual. All courses will be conducted through Zoom
- Cases to demonstrate how to finance and analytics methodologies are applied to solve real-world business challenges
- Build foundational knowledge of Finance for a specialization in the field
- Financial technology (fintech) and its applications in financial markets
- Hands-on coding and exercises with real world financial data
- Lunch talks by academic directors of various masters programmes
Who is it for?
- Open to local and overseas undergraduate and post-graduates from all disciplines
- Take advantage of the summer break to boost your knowledge of finance, financial data analytics and programming skills
- All instructions will be conducted in English
SG$5000 (excl. GST) for Week 1 Foundation in Finance Segment
SG$7000 (excl. GST) for Week 1 Foundation in Finance Segment and Week 2 Financial Technology Segment
TOPICS COVERED IN WEEK 1 FOUNDATION OF FINANCE SEGMENT
Valuation Basics and Financial Statement Analysis
by Assoc Prof Ruth Tan
This topic covers valuation basics including discounted cash flow and effective interest rates, and conducts financial analysis and relative valuation through the use of case studies.
by Professor Allaudeen Hameed
This topic applies appraisal techniques to evaluate investments, introduces the concept of incremental cash flows, and covers sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis on key variables of the investment decision.
Risk & Return and Portfolio Theory
by Assoc Prof Johan Sulaeman
This topic covers a comprehensive framework for making investment decisions, including the measurement of risk and return, the important concept of diversification, modern portfolio theory leading to optimal portfolio allocation, various asset pricing models, and market efficiency.
Financial Institution and Instruments
by Assoc Prof Yeo Wee Yong
This topic introduces participants to different financial institutions, their functions, and the risks they are exposed to. The common types of financial instruments they create and trade will also be discussed.
Financial Markets, and History and Future of Finance
by Dr Ben Charoenwong
Where do financial markets come from and how will they evolve in the near future? From the invention of tokenization in ancient Greece to paper money in China to the ATM in the United States, global financial markets have been built upon the financial technology of its time. This topic discusses the origins of the current financial markets, current assets and trading structures, including the market for information and financial data, as well as areas for future development.
TOPICS COVERED IN WEEK 2 FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY SEGMENT
Data Structure and Analytics
by Dr Lee Yen Teik
Through a mix of discussions and experiential exercises, this topic applies scientific methods to translate raw data into actionable insights for better decision making.
Robo-Advisory and Wealth Management
by Professor David Lee
This topic introduces participants to the applications of Robo-Advisors and covers the key trends in relation to AI and FinTech landscape in the USA and Asia including technology, regulatory environment, and business models. It examines the transformation of the Robo space in anticipation of the latest trends in Central Bank Digital Currency, eWallet and Crypto Custody for Robo businesses.
Fund Selection and Alternative Investment
by Dr Zhang Weina
This topic discusses how an investor can evaluate and select professionally managed funds for investment. Various fund performance measures are discussed and compared. The alternative investment covers the extended portfolio theory by incorporating the consideration of environmental and social returns with financial returns in portfolio allocation.
by Professor Sumit Agarwal
This topic covers how households make financial decisions relating to the functions of consumption, payment, risk management, borrowing and investing, how institutions provide goods and services to satisfy these financial functions of households, and how interventions by firms, governments and other parties affect the provision of financial services. It includes the practical aspect of how data and FinTech can be used to study household spending, saving and default, specifically during COVID.
by Dr Sungjune Pyun
This topic covers the fundamentals of credit risk measurement and management, which includes industry practices of measuring credit risk, principles of expected credit loss calculation and tools for credit risk management such as credit default swaps.
Students graduating from the programme will receive:
- NUS Business School certificate of participation
In addition, the two best students in the programme will receive:
- Recommendation letter from academic director of the summer programme
Applicants should provide:
- Current resume
- University transcript
- Photocopy of university student card
Application deadline: 31 May 2021
For further inquiries about the Finance Summer Programme at NUS Business School, please email firstname.lastname@example.org