Oracle Academy Gives Singapore Students Hands-On Banking Experience

The School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University (SMU) is collaborating with the Oracle Academy to prepare students for careers in the financial services and banking sector.

"Oracle understands the industry's need for well-trained, highly skilled technology professionals who are able to keep up with the fast-paced economic growth that is occurring in Asia Pacific," says Kevin Walsh, chief technology officer, Oracle Asia Research and Development Centers. "Since 1993, we have supported universities globally with state-of-the art technology education programs. By partnering, Oracle and SMU are directly investing in Singapore's workforce and improving service delivery in the financial sector."

Since August 2012, students in SMU's Information Systems Management and Information Technology in Business programs have been using Oracle FLEXCUBE to streamline banking business processes and develop new banking products and services. In the process, they have been acquiring the hands-on technical expertise that financial services employers will expect when these students graduate and apply for jobs.

"Oracle FLEXCUBE is a market leader in core banking systems, and we are proud to help expand the ecosystem of highly trained and experienced Oracle FLEXCUBE professionals globally," says Chet Kamat, managing director and CEO, Oracle Financial Services.

"By working with the Oracle Academy, we are exposing our students to best-in-class products that manage the complex business processes that banks implement. This experience with end-to-end banking processes, along with their out-of-class assignments and projects, gives students a strong competitive edge, encourages innovative thinking, and helps them stand out when they embark upon careers in the financial services sector," says Steven Miller, dean of SMU's School of Information Systems.