Certificate in Economic Principles

Programme Overview

Today, we face a turbulent global economic environment with major shifts happening in markets, geopolitics, technology, climate and economics. Investors and asset managers will need to separate out the noise and understand the fundamental driving forces behind the economy and why economic cycles occur, in order to navigate a changing world order. 


In this programme, you will build an understanding of how the Economic Machine works, including short-term and long-term cycles and the important forces driving economic performance. Steeped in the lessons from history, we examine why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we’ve experienced in our lifetimes — but similar to those that have happened many times before.


Emerge with a new viewpoint and develop your own principles for understanding the direction of global markets.

Programme Curriculum

  • How the Economic Machine Works
  • Economic Cycles
  • Deleveragings
  • Balance of Payments
  • Productivity and the Changing World Order
  • Applying the Economic Template to Today’s Conditions

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Who Should Attend

This course will be particularly relevant for teams in investment roles such as including portfolio management, investment analysis, asset allocation, investment product management, investment strategy and research. To get the most out of the programme, we recommend participants have a minimum of 5-10 years of experience in an investment-related role.

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Participants who successfully complete the programme will be awarded: 



This programme is accredited under Certificate in Economic Principles (TGS-2023019153) by The Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF). Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible for enhanced funding support of up to 70% course fee subsidy under the IBF Standard Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subject to all eligibility criteria being met.


Participants are advised to assess the suitability of the course and its relevance to his/her business activities or job roles.


The IBF-STS is available to eligible entities and individuals based on the prevalent funding eligibility, quantum and caps.  IBF-STS provides up to 70% course fee subsidy support for direct training costs subject to a cap of S3,000 per candidate per course subject to all eligibility criteria being met.


Find out more on www.ibf.org.sg



Upon completion, participants will be:

  • Eligible for 13 IBF-STS CPD hours 
  • Awarded the WMI Certificate in Economic Principles


About IBF Certification

This course addresses the following Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) and proficiency level:

  • Market Specialisation PL4


Participants are encouraged to access the IBF MySkills Portfolio (https://www.ibf.org.sg/home/for-individuals/resource-tools/myskills-portfolio) to track their training progress and skills acquisition against the Skills Framework for Financial Services. You can apply for IBF Certification after fulfilling the required number of Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for the selected job role.

Find out more about IBF certification and the application process on https://www.ibf.org.sg/home/for-individuals/ibf-certification/why-be-ibf-certified


The fees listed above are after IBF-STS funding. Any discrepancies in registration details or failure to meet minimum IBF academic requirements will result in an unsuccessful IBF reimbursement claim and students will be liable for the full tuition fees. For funding eligibility criteria and more information regarding the funding, please visit www.ibf.org.sg/home/for-individuals/skills-and-jobs-development/training-support/IBF-STS.


Eligible SG citizens may utilise Skillsfuture Credits to offset course fees. This is only applicable for the regular Skillsfuture Credit, and not applicable for the SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career) additional top-up funding.


Global-Asia Family Office Circle (GFO Circle) Members are entitled to 10% discount across “Investing and Asset Management” programmes. Click here for more information on GFO Circle membership.


The information above is correct at the time of publication. The Wealth Management Institute reserves the right to amend the fees and/or terms and conditions as appropriate.


This programme will be conducted in-person.

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