SMU Advanced Certificate: Corporate Banking Solutions (IBF Level 2)

Designed to enhance professional competencies, this programme focuses on attaining a deeper understanding of different corporate banking solutions that meet the more complex banking needs of corporate clients. 

Benchmarked to industry best practices under the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Standards framework, the programme covers key aspects of project financing, treasury risk management and debt capital markets solutions. Facilitated by faculties with both banking and corporate experiences, participants can look forward to gaining insights from case discussions on real-life applications.

The broader perspectives will provide competitive advantages to corporate bankers when pitching to C-suite executives, to achieve greater share of corporate client’s wallet for the bank. Senior bankers, industry veterans and/or consultants will also be invited to share their perspectives and insights on the trends and developments on the banking landscape in Asia, and their implications for financial institutions. 


Programme Code


Programme Objectives

  • Overview of international trade financing

  • Key risks in trade financing

  • Governing rules and documentation for international trade finance

  • Mechanism of different methods of payment and their inherent risks

  • Applications of documentary collections and documentary credits

  • Structuring suitable credit lines to meet clients’ financing needs and mitigate credit risks

Who Should Attend

  • Relationship managers, sales & marketing team who service corporate clients with complex needs

  • Corporate bankers performing a specialist function focusing on credit risk analysis, transactional banking, etc.

  • Professionals in middle and back office of banks, in functions such as audit, legal, compliance and operations, who are responsible for the execution and risk management of complex facilities

  • Corporate treasurers, project sponsors, financiers, public sector professionals who are involved in financing infrastructure projects

Assessment & Certification

Participants will be given a case assignment to perform wallet-sizing on a corporate client’s financing needs. Each participant will be assessed on the proposed strategies and recommendations to increase the bank’s share of wallet. 

Participants who successfully complete the course and pass all the assessments will be issued the SMU Advanced Certificate: Corporate Banking Solutions (IBF Level 2)

Type of Course



Finance, Financial IT and Risk Management

Fees & Funding

SGD $8,000 (excl. GST)
SGD $2,400 (net of 70% IBF-STS funding, excl. GST) 

IBF-STS Funding
IBF-STS Funding of 70% is available to eligible institutions and qualified individuals subject to a cap of S$7,000 per participant per programme. Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above are eligible for 90% co-funding of direct training costs, subject to the existing grant caps. For terms and conditions, please click here:


SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

Union Training Assistance Program (UTAP)
NTUC members are eligible for UTAP funding at 50% of the unfunded course fee capped at $250 every year. For application, terms and conditions, please click here.


This programme is designed for participants who have completed the foundation programme for Corporate Banking (IBF Level 1), or show proof of competency at the foundation level. Corporate banking professionals should preferably have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience.

Course Dates


Contact Us

For enquiries, please contact Jaclyn Mah at 6828 0254, Diane Sew at  6808 5117, or email

Programme Policies

Please click here for the programme policies, terms and conditions. 

Trainer’s Biography

Adam Wong is a senior corporate consumer banking professional and banking consultant, with a 24-year track record successfully improving global and regional banks’ revenue and profits. He has extensive experience in designing and managing business models focusing on integrating SME banking into Consumer Banking, Cash Management, Corporate Banking and Trade Finance, with strong strategic orientation and regional exposure in South Asia and Hong Kong. Adam has over 20 years of financial training experience. He currently manages a consulting firm focusing on the design and delivery of quality training programmes in SME financing, credit evaluation, cash management, syndications, project finance and trade finance, and strategic business coaching to senior managers for financial institutions in Asia.


Goh Chong Theng is a banking veteran with over 28 years’ experience across banks such as Rabobank, ABN Amro, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank, in Singapore and the US. He held senior management positions in corporate and capital markets, responsible for business units such as trade and commodity finance, loan syndication, investment banking advisory and global financial markets.
Chong Theng is currently the Corporate Finance Director of an Indonesian conglomerate. In his previous roles, Chong Theng conducted training in wallet-sizing for relationship managers. He holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from McGIll University.


Kelvin Loo has over 13 years’ banking experience in corporate advisory of global financial markets. He has extensive experience structuring multi-products and cross-asset risk management treasury solutions including large-scale M&A transactions for large corporates. Kelvin joined the corporate sector in 2009 as CFO of a listed REIT, overseeing capital and risk management strategy.
Kelvin has been actively engaged in financial trainings for about 15 years. He holds a Master of Finance from the Macquarie University. He is also a Chartered Accountant.