OVERVIEW OF FINTECH - 2021/2
Module code: MANM493
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FinTech is revolutionizing and rapidly changing the global financial services industries. Business models that can facilitate disintermediation, revolutionize how existing firms create and deliver products and services, address privacy, regulatory and law-enforcement challenges, provide new gateways for entrepreneurship, and seed opportunities for inclusive growth. This module provides an introduction to the FinTech sector. Topics may include but are not limited to: blockchain, cryptocurrencies, decentralized applications, smart contracts, payments services, alternative and P2P lending and crowdfunding, AI, machine learning (including applications such as robo-advising) and Insurtech. Students are expected to develop a broad understanding of recent FinTech development, valuation, risk and its impact in the financial industries.
Surrey Business School
BUCHANAN Bonnie (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes cryptocurrencies, blockchain, alternative lending (P2P lending and crowdfunding), digital payments systems, AI, machine learning, smart contracts, Insurtech, open banking. The module explores FinTech from four different perspectives: a disruptive/innovative technology company, an incumbent financial institution, consumer, and an investor.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||A timed class-test||30|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Students are assessed through one piece of in-class test (30%) and a final exam (70%).
Class test - 1-hour test (short answer responses)
Students will be provided with opportunities to receive written and/or oral feedback during the semester in order to support and prepare for the summative assessment.
- The unique characteristics of technology innovations in finance
- How FinTech is reconfiguring business models for financial services
- The impact of FinTech on the traditional financial intermediaries
- The key elements of successful FinTech innovation and the key disruption points
- The factors that affect the valuation of FinTech products/ FinTech firms
|001||Understand the global FinTech landscape and current developments the sector; the impact on investors, the financial services industry, markets and the global economy.||CK|
|002||Describe the role of FinTech in the disruption and innovation of capital markets.||KT|
|003||Explore contemporary FinTech issues and other related subjects in the financial services industry.||KPT|
|004||Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of current FinTech problems, developments and/or new insights within the financial industry.||CKP|
|005||Link FinTech issues with financial concepts including value creation, risk management, and the functioning of financial institutions and markets.||CPT|
|006||Consolidate and blend business knowledge and technical skills required in a range of FinTech areas in order to generate and evaluate disruptive and innovative ideas.||KPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 114
Lecture Hours: 24
Seminar Hours: 12
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to be a blend of lecture and class discussion.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|FinTech and Policy MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
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