SMU Now Offers Singapore’s First Advanced Certified Insurtech Course

SMU Now Offers Singapore’s First Advanced Certified Insurtech Course

by July 7, 2021

Singapore Management University (SMU) has launched an advanced full certificate programme in insurtech with TechFin Consulting to upskill working professionals and undergraduates.

With trainers hailing from Singapore’s fintech community and homegrown insurtech firm PolicyPal, SMU’s professional training arm SMU Academy will roll out the course from July 2021.

SMU Academy will roll out the programme in two alternatives; those interested can sign up for a 1-day introductory course or a more in-depth 12-day full certificate programme.

Upon successful completion of the latter, an advanced certificate would be jointly issued by SMU Academy and TechFin Consulting.

Both the 1-day course and 12-day certificate programme are funded by SkillsFuture Singapore, with up to 90% subsidy on course fees.

Designed to empower working professionals and undergraduates, the programme aims to equip participants with the right frameworks and capabilities to navigate the rapid technological disruptions and developments in the insurance industry.

The programme will include an introduction of the insurtech industry, discuss the problems solved in the traditional insurance market through technology and the latest trends and outlook.

This would bring participants up to speed on the worldwide adoption of insurtech and how it will shape their respective industries, as more companies move towards smart business models locally and globally.

The programme will follow SMU’s trainer-participant seminar style interaction to foster open discussion.

Jack Lim, Executive Director, SMU Academy

Jack Lim

Jack Lim, Executive Director, SMU Academy said,

“We are pleased to work with TechFin Consulting for this first-of-its-kind certificate programme on insurance technology. Social and technological trends which have shifted customer needs and expectations are a source of opportunity for tech-savvy insurers.


This certificate programme which comprises of five modules is designed to help professionals navigate the complex world of insurance and understand how insurance technology plays a role in the future of the industry.”

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