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The Master of Science in Wealth Management (MWM) is ranked first in Asia and third in the world by Financial Times Masters in Finance Post-experience 2017. It is both a Master's degree and the highest level of industry certification for private banking wealth management in Singapore. Hosted by leading financial institutions who support this global programme, it incorporates a unique overseas experience in Switzerland and United States where you learn from top practitioners and academics of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance – University of St. Gallen (sbf-HSG) and Yale School of Management (SOM).

Participants will be offered a free enrolment to the WMI Client Advisor Competency Standards (CACS) Preparatory Course which will prepare them for the CACS assessment. With the requisite experience, participants will be eligible to apply for certification under the Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore (IBF).

Designed in close consultation with the wealth management industry, the curriculum is regularly reviewed to reflect developments in the industry.

There is a careful balance between theory and practice of wealth management. The programme is taught by experienced faculty and competent industry professionals who will share their knowledge and skills generously with the participants. Participants will have ample opportunities to meet their peers and industry captains in seminars, talks, internships and site visits. Participants without wealth management experience are encouraged to take part in the internship programme to gain relevant experience and enhance their employability.

Key Features

  1. Complete within 12 months over five study blocks (2.5 weeks per study block)
  2. Specialised curriculum in global wealth management with an Asian Focus
  3. The first and only MSc in Wealth Management programme in Asia
  4. The first and only Master’s degree that incorporates WMI’s Master Class in Wealth Management, which certifies participants to be job-ready for private banking under the IBF Standards
  5. The Master’s degree will be awarded by SMU; certificates will be awarded by WMI, Yale SOM and IBF
  6. Experienced faculty drawn from senior academics with industry experience and successful wealth professionals with academic exposure

Programme Overview


Singapore Management University (SMU): Build on industry-relevant knowledge and develop strong competence in wealth management via a top-notch faculty committed to your success.

Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance – University of St. Gallen (sbf-HSG): Learn about the Swiss way of wealth management, including niche areas such as family businesses 

Yale SOM: Gain American perspectives on alternative investing and the opportunity to visit a leading hedge fund.

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