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Business Mandarin for Banking Professionals

Part of the China Ready Suite - Banking and finance professionals who want to understand more about the cultural nuances of China to interact with their Chinese counterparts or clients will learn of the typical business practices from this programme. The holistic structure of this course focuses on two aspects. 

The soft skill aspect emphasising on business etiquette such as formal and respectful greetings, small talk and expressing one’s thoughts in Mandarin that leads to a favourable outcome after each meeting. The industry profession aspect covering the overview of the Chinese Financial system, industry-related terminologies in banking, financing and the challenge to express numerical value in Chinese. Get upskilled with industry-relevant terminologies through this programme today.

Module Content

  • Business Etiquette
  • Self-Introduction, Company and Business Introduction
  • Numerical expressions and their Applications
  • An Overview of the Chinese Financial System
  • Personal & Corporate Banking, including Family Office and Corporate Financing
  • Investment Banking and Capital Markets
  • Forex, Trade Finance and Investment Funds
  • Financial Investments and Derivatives
  • Financial Analysis and Popular Ratios


Lessons are conducted in a structured yet pragmatic manner as lectures are blended with group discussions, role-plays and individual assessments. The group discussions give participants the opportunities to share their experience while role-playing helps the practice and application of concepts and approaches learned through the course.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to introduce banking services and financial investment products with good command of technical terms and numbers in Mandarin. Also learn how to convince and gain trust from Chinese clients through Chinese business etiquette, communication skills and marketing strategies.

Target Participants:

Entrepreneurs, Banking Professionals, Financial Managers & Executives

Medium of Instruction:


Total Training Hours: 30 hours (3 hours x 10 weeks)

Min. Chinese Proficiency of Applicant:

C6 Pass for GCE ‘O’ Level

Able to comprehend and answer the assessment in Chinese according to the learning mode

In-classroom Training: writing - pen and paper

Synchronous e-learning: hanyu pinyin input method (汉语拼音输入法) using one’s personal computer (PC) web-browser

Assessment and Certification

Participants who achieve 75% attendance and pass the end-of-course assessment will be awarded the Certificate of Proficiency.

Course Schedule

Upcoming Classes:

28th October 2023 to 13th January 2024


10.00am to 1.00pm (Saturdays)

Mode of Delivery:

Online via Zoom

Upcoming Classes:

27th November 2023 to 26th February 2024


7.00pm to 10.00pm (Monday)

Mode of Delivery:

Online via Zoom

Total Training Hours: 30 hours (3 hours x 10 weeks)
Registration Closing Date: 7 days before course commencement

Course Fees

Category Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents Employer-sponsored and Self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above SME-sponsored Local Employees (i.e Singapore Citizen & Permanent Residents)
Funding Source SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline) SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
Course Fees $600.00 $600.00 $600.00
SkillsFuture Funding $300.00 $420.00 $420.00
Total Nett Fee $300.00 $180.00 $180.00
GST (8%) $48.00 $48.00 $48.00
Total Fee Payable to SCCIOB $348.00 $228.00 $228.00

Prices shown are not inclusive of application fee and any other additional fees that may be stipulated.

Course fees can be offset by using your SkillsFuture Credit!

UTAP - Get up to 50% Nett Course Fee support as an NTUC Member!


  In-Classroom Training Synchronous e-learning
TGS Code TGS-2020513238 TGS-2020501763
Course Support Period 24 Feb 2022 to 21 Jan 2024 24 Feb 2022 to 21 Jan 2024

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