Module code: MANM521

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


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 117

Seminar Hours: 22

Captured Content: 11

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Overview of FinTech and Financial Regulation

Module content

Indicative content could include FinTech cases in:

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


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 CKPT
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). CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
The teaching and learning methods include the use of weekly lecture and labs to illustrate the theory and allow the student to practice the practical application of such theory with a range of weekly lab questions. Lecture material will be supported by directed reading and weekly homework exercises will be set to test students¿ understanding on an on-going
basis. Surrey ¿ Learn will be used as an information portal and will contain lecture notes, practical exercises and model
answers plus past exam papers and model answers.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Captured contents
Guided learning

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
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Other information


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 2022/3 academic year.