Graduate Diploma in Compliance in Financial Services

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Programme Overview

As the financial sector grows in size and complexity and we operate in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment, the role and demands of the compliance function have broadened significantly. The changing regulatory landscape, rate of increase in regulatory changes and consequential regulatory scrutiny and enforcement actions weigh heavily on financial institutions’ reputations and business prospects. Skilled compliance professionals are in demand to navigate ongoing advancements in technology, data analytics, regtech as traditional compliance roles evolve to provide higher-value functionalities as business enablers.


Developed to support the financial sector in raising capabilities in the Compliance risk management function, the Compliance in Financial Services Graduate Diploma provides a structured learning pathway for compliance and risk professionals in financial services, including those in operational risk, audit and legal profession advising financial institutions. Designed for those with at least 3 years of industry experience, the programme allows professionals to deepen and expand their technical skills and competencies as defined for the Compliance Manager job family within the national Skills Framework for Financial Services, jointly developed by the Institute of Banking and Finance (“IBF”), Monetary of Authority, SkillsFuture Singapore and Workforce Singapore. 


The Compliance in Financial Services Graduate Diploma is taught by Faculty with seasoned industry leadership and practitioner experience and deep domain expertise in specialist compliance risk areas. Experience. The qualification equips compliance professionals with skills and expertise in established and cutting-edge compliance disciplines and prepares them for broader leadership roles in Compliance risk management. Successful completion of the programme with the requisite criteria also qualifies participants to apply for IBF certifications in the relevant job families.  It is also relevant for legal, operational risk, controls and audit professionals seeking a robust understanding in the practice of Compliance”.  


Click here to register for an information session to find out more about the WMI Graduate Diploma in Compliance in Financial Services programme and how it will impact you and your career.

Principal Programme Director

Professor Urs Zulauf

Temasek Fellow



This programme is conducted on a part-time basis and you may select any module or complete the programme in a schedule that best fits you. Modules are delivered through a blended learning pedagogy, building on interactive pre-class online learning for foundation concepts and knowledge, reserving the classroom for skills application and topics that have higher complexity. Modules feature assessments to check for learning transfer covered in online and classroom sessions.


Participants who wish to attend individual modules can select the modules by registering here. Please note that individual modules can only be selected before the respective module’s date of commencement. You will receive a confirmation of acceptance if seats are available for the particular module.


This programme is taught by Faculty with practitioners and seasoned industry experience in domain areas of expertise. Click here to view the list. 

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