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FINC5003: Introduction to Fintech and its Applications

2024 unit information

The unit covers the major technology developments that have disrupted the financial services industry and are opening new channels for businesses to interact with customers in the digital economy. After the introduction of the technologies, students review the applications of such technologies in areas of fintech such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer lending, robo-advisory, high-frequency trading, and crowdfunding.

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Code FINC5003
Academic unit Finance
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain contemporary financial technologies and their applications in the financial industry.
  • LO2. Critically analyse applications of financial technology based on evidence from the financial industry
  • LO3. Effectively communicate applications of financial technology through a financial technology report.
  • LO4. Work effectively and efficiently in groups.

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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