Financial Technology - BUSN9195

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 7 15 (7.5) Yilmaz Yildiz checkmark-circle


This module will provide students with a core understanding of Financial Technology applications, and specifically how a wide range of disruptive innovations are reshaping the financial system. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding how banks and other financial institutions can benefit from using these technologies. The module will cover the following indicative topics
• Introduction to FinTech
• Payments, cryptocurrencies and blockchain
• Digital finance
• New forms of lending and crowdfunding
• Data and technology in financial services
• The role of artificial intelligence and machine learning


Contact hours

• Total contact hours: 36
• Private study hours: 114
• Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
2 hour examination (70%)
Individual report – 2000 words (30%)

Reassessment methods:
Exam (100%)

Indicative reading

• N. Pedersen, "Financial Technology", 2020, KoganPage, ISBN 9781789665437
• S. Chishti and J. Barberis, “The FINTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries”, 2016, Wiley, ISBN 9781119218876R.
• Freedman, “Introduction to Financial Technology”, 2006, Elsevier, ISBN 9780123704788

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the advanced concepts and theory within the field of finance and financial technology, and their application to a company's financial decisions
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of complex theoretical and practical aspects of key areas of finance and financial technology
- Demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of up-to-date empirical literature in the fields of finance and financial technology
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of financial systems and the technology that supports them

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Apply theories to complex practical and theoretical problems
- Demonstrate advanced problem-solving skills
- Analyse important issues relevant to companies' financial decisions
- Conduct research in the area of finance and financial technology


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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