Singapore Management University launches finance IT academy

Singapore Management University (SMU) has launched an academy to train financial sector IT professionals. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY
Singapore Management University (SMU) has launched an academy to train financial sector IT professionals. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY

Singapore Management University (SMU) has launched an academy to train financial sector IT professionals.

The Financial IT Academy @SMU (Fita) will focus on providing these professionals with knowledge of the business needs and processes of financial institutions.

"FITA aims to attain national and global recognition for our innovative and effective approaches to Financial IT training and competency attainment," said Fita academic director Dr John Vong.

"By achieving this, we will further strengthen Singapore's position as a leading global financial hub, and strengthen the sector's capacity for innovation through an integrated approach to IT and business skill development and competency enhancement."

The academy is physically located within SMU's School of Information Systems.

The launch of the academy follows SMU appointment by the government in May this year as the lead provider to design and deliver quality IT training programmes for IT job roles in the financial services sector in Singapore.