CASES IN FINTECH AND POLICY - 2021/2

Module code: MANM494

Module Overview

Cases in FinTech and Policy is a compulsory module that aims to help students develop an understanding of the process involved in successfully analyzing case information to complete a Fintech-related project, in preparation for the FinTech and Policy Project module. It enables students to understand a real-life, complex, multi-layered, global issue and synthesize appropriate information while preparing an analysis on the case. The Cases in FinTech and Policy module facilitates the independent learning process and provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to articulate findings in a structured report format.

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

WANG Shuhui (SBS)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code:

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Overview of FinTech and Financial Regulation

Module content

Indicative content could include FinTech cases in:

Cryptocurrencies
Blockchain
Payments design architecture
Peer-to-peer lending
AI in Financial Services (robo-advising, algorithmic trading)
Fraud and misconduct
Governance and regulatory responses
Economic, social or political challenges created by specific FinTech cases or applications

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Individual Coursework (3000 words) 100

Alternative Assessment

None.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the achievements of the module’s learning outcomes. The assessment consists of a summative individual written case response (100%) and is designed to capture a holistic learning acquired in all the topics and to assess the student’s ability to comprehend and critically discuss and evaluate the core features of the case taking care to apply relevant theoretical concepts in relation to the case context.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• Coursework completed on an individual basis weighted at 100%

Formative Assessment and Feedback
Classes provide a platform of frequent feedback in the FinTech and policy topics covered thus preparing the student for his/her success in the final project (a separate module taken subsequently in the summer). Additionally, the module offers a platform for students to give and receive feedback via SurreyLearn. Finally, weekly office hours aim to provide additional feedback and assist students with the workload.

Module aims

  • Introduce the fundamentals of analyzing FinTech and policy-related cases
  • Highlight the relevant internal and external factors related to a FinTech case and discussing their importance, severity, impact and policy consequences.
  • Provide students with an understanding of using relevant and case-specific, appropriate data from secondary data sources to develop logical solutions
  • Develop students¿ ability to make suitable recommendations to FinTech stakeholders based on the case context
  • Apply theoretical application to the case contexts to support the students¿ analysis or recommendations associated with the case study events.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Critically apply a structured approach to analyzing a FinTech and policy case CKPT
002 Conduct appropriate research to position the understanding of a FinTech topic in the wider business context CPT
003 Use a range of tools/frameworks relevant and appropriate to analyze the topic or problem to be reported on and critically discussed in the summative assessment KCPT
004 Adapt the style and contents of the analysis considering the different expectations of the impacted stakeholders (including consumers, corporations, markets, regulators and society at large). KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 33

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to encourage students to think critically about the different stages of writing the FinTech report and to engage in sharing insights on the possible implications for the policy recommendations presented with appropriate justification.

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to involve the students in a full action learning mixing lectures with workshops and detailed case analyses. Students will engage in discussion of FinTech case studies and critically evaluate the impact of FinTech on the financial system,

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.

Reading list

https://readinglists.surrey.ac.uk
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: MANM494

Other information

None.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
FinTech and Policy MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.