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Banker Certification Programme

in cooperation with SIBFI

Introduction Level I Level II Level III Application

Banker Certification Programme in Chinese Language

The Banker Certification Programme is designed for professionals in China working in finance/banking who want to elevate their expertise and career. 


Blended Learning

It is built as a blended learning programme. Participants will be trained in Shanghai as well as online by experts of the Shanghai International Banking and Finance Institute (SIBFI).


The Language of the programme is Chinese.

Three Levels

Participants can choose amongst three levels, according to their experience:

  • Level I – Certified Bank Talent (for university students or junior banking practitioners with 1-5 years of experience),
  • Level II – Certified Bank Expert (for intermediate banking practitioners with 5-8 years of experience) and
  • Level III – Certified Bank Elite (for senior banking practitioners with over eight years of experience).

Certified Bank Talent – Level I

Participants will start with the fundamentals of banking and learn about bank business practice, to specialise in a field of their liking. Knowledge in Marketing, Sales and Customer Relations, and Fintech and Innovation will complement their portfolio.

Target Group 

For Level I, participants should be at least university students who have approximately 1 to 5 years of experience working in finance/banking.

Fundamental Bank Business
  • Economics
  • Fundamental Finance
  • Math for Bankers
  • Core business of a Bank
  • Law
  • Internal Risk and Regulation
  • Professional Ethics & Quality
Bank Business Practice (Optional: 1 of 3)
  • Corporate Finance / Retail and Private Banking / Financial Market
Marketing, Sales and Customer Relations
  • Marketing Skills
  • Innovation Skills
  • Sales Management
  • Management of Customer relations
Fintech and Innovation

Level I contains 340 hours of study material.

Certified Bank Expert – Level II

In Level II, the students have the opportunity to dive deeper into Bank Business, Business Management and Fintech and Innovation: Obtaining advanced knowledge and skills in Project or HR Management will take their career to the next level.

Target group

Participants for Level II need at least five years of experience working in finance/banking.

Advanced Bank Business
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Retail and Private Banking
  • Advanced Financial Market
Bank Business Management
  • Bank Management Game
  • Project Management
  • HR Management & Leadership
  • Internal Risk and Regulation
Advanced Fintech and Innovation

Level II contains 210 hours of study material.

Certified Bank Elite – Level III

Undertaking Level III will support the participants in their daily work as a decision-maker in finance/banking. Through taking this course, the students can facilitate a deeper understanding of Bank Operation and Organisation Management, covering topics such as Corporate Governance or Accounting and Cost-controlling. Knowledge about strategising the development of a Bank and Advanced Bank Risk Management is a vital part of the final level as well.

Target group

Participants for Level III need at least 8 years of experience working in finance/banking.

Bank Operation and Organization Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Bank Management
  • Accounting and Cost-controlling
  • Organization Behaviour & HR Management
Bank Development Strategy
Advanced Bank Risk Management

Level III contains 120 hours of study material.

The Shanghai International Banking & Finance Institute (SIBFI)

All bookings are made by the Shanghai International Banking and Finance Institute.

The certificates are awarded by Frankfurt School.