MAF716 - Introduction to Fintech

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit. This will include 3 face-to-face contact hours per week (1 x 3-hour seminar) for on-campus students.
Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Content

This unit focuses on the connection between banking, finance and technology. Students will learn how this emerging sector uses the technology to improve and make financial services more accessible to the wider public. Topics such as digital payments and remittances, crowd funding, blockchain and cryptocurrencies will be covered. It also offers students the experience in cryptocurrency trading in the Telstra Trading Room. Case studies to be explored include P2P (Peer to Peer) funding, digital currency (Bitcoin), settlement (Blockchain) and financial advisory.

Unit Fee Information

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