CASES IN FINTECH AND POLICY - 2023/4
Module code: MANM521
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.
Surrey Business School
WILLIAMS Jon (SBS)
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
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Overview of FinTech and Financial Regulation
Indicative content could include FinTech cases in:
Payments design architecture
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 type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Individual Coursework (3000 words)||100|
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.
- 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.
|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|
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:
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.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: MANM521
Programmes this module appears in
|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 2023/4 academic year.