MNM3FINT-Financial Technologies (FINTECH)

Module Provider: Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2021/2

Module Convenor: Dr Niran Subramaniam

Type of module:


Summary module description:

FINTECH course focuses on a set of financial technologies that automate, enhance and improve financial services and processes of organisations. The module contextualises the application of FINTECH within corporate settings across the world, and discusses their use, impact and effectiveness within European context.


  • To develop an awareness of FINTECH tools and technologies and their impact

  • To review the importance of FINTECH to organisations in the different industries

  • To analyse and discuss implementations of FINTECH through real-life case contexts

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Understand what Fintech is and its impact on the finance and technology industries

  • Evaluate the main technologies driving Fintech

  • Understand and evaluate key Fintech solutions and firms

  • Understand the operating and regulatory environments for Fintech firms

  • Understand and evaluate the strategies of major Fintech firms

  • Understand and evaluate the strategies of Fintech start-ups

Assessable learning outcomes:

  • Identify and discuss the impact of Fintech on your own organisation

  • Analyse and discuss the likely impact of Fintech trends for the future

Additional outcomes:

  • Develop competencies in Fintech for further study and development

  • Apply Fintech knowledge to enhance automation of financial processes

  • Develop an awareness of the emerging use cases and contexts for Fintech

Outline content:

  • Session 1 – Introduction to Fintech

  • Session 2 – Payments, Cryptocurrencies, Finance

  • Session 3 – The Power of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

  • Session 4 – The Fintech Operating Environment

  • Session 5 – Fintech Today and in the Future

Global context:

Although the course is targeted at working professionals and discussed within an European context, the genesis, development and emergence of fintech solutions, applications and firms are discussed within an international context. 

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The primary learning transmission will be through self-study.  Participants will receive learning materials online, which will consist of a study guide, an on-line simulation tool and a summary slide set.  An assignment brief will also be provided.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 30
    Wider reading (directed) 30
    Preparation of practical report 30
    Reflection 10
Total hours by term 100 0 0
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

The assessment consists of an individual written assignment of approximately 3,500 words.

Formative assessment methods:


Penalties for late submission:

These are in accordance with the programme specification.

Assessment requirements for a pass:

The pass mark for the individual assignment is 50% 

Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment by 100% assignment (capped at 50%); to be submitted within 6 weeks of notification of module failure, date dependent on cohort entry and to be advised by the Programme Administrator.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 8 April 2021


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