Asia is a fast-growing region, and with more people acquiring new-found wealth, there is greater demand for professionals with expertise in managing it.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has capitalised on this demand with the launch of a new master’s programme offered through the Wealth Management Institute (WMI).
The Master of Science in Asset and Wealth Management will have its first intake in January. To support working professionals, classes will take place on alternate weekends.
Applications are accepted till Sept 30. The next information session is on July 14 — registration details can be found on the WMI website (wmi.ntu.edu.sg).
Taught by outstanding academics and leading practitioners in two specialisation tracks — either asset management or wealth management — the practice-orientated modules have been carefully curated to ensure relevance to industry needs and that students are future-ready for the asset and wealth management sectors.
Whichever their specialisation, all students will take core modules including Data Science and Fintech, Financial Statement Analysis, Investment Products Strategies and a list of other modules.
The programme equips students with a global outlook. They will attend classes for two weeks overseas at the business schools of Imperial College London and New York University’s Stern School of Business. Students get opportunities to hear from international thought leaders and visit leading financial institutions.
The institute has partnered with more than 20 leading international financial institutions that will host high-impact learning visits or internships integrated with the programme — these provide students with deeply immersive industry learning experiences.
The programme affords the opportunity to network with finance professionals from banks, asset management firms, central banks, financial agencies as well as aspiring asset and wealth managers internationally.
It equips students with skills to thrive in a world where artificial intelligence and strides in technology are fast disrupting financial services. Students will be trained to be power users of key financial platforms taught in NTU’s purpose-built technologically enabled labs.