ACC41030 Fin Tech and the Financial Manager

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces Financial Technology (Fintech) and its application in
financial services industry. It commences with insight into why the transformative
change that Fintech has brought across the financial services industry is
important. Explained are the key financial products and services seeing the
application of technological innovation in recent years. The main technologies are
stepped through, with a particular focus on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. The
module is illustrated throughout with a selection of industry case studies.

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Learning Outcomes:

1. Be able to explain why and how current developments in financial technology
are driving the digital transformation in financial services.
2. Understand the Blockchain system and other key recent technological
innovations that have now become finance industry tools.
3. In particular have understanding of how Blockchain is applied to support
Cryptocurrencies and the changes these have brought to finance.
4. Be able to relate case study examples of Fintech’s application in industry today.
5. Have the knowledge and vocabulary to enable finance professionals and digital
technology professionals to constructively engage in advancing Fintech to
further improve the quality and range of financial services.

Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Attendance: Class participation Unspecified n/a Graded No


Examination: Final Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Graded No


Group Project: Group project Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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Name Role
Ms Sejin Lim Lecturer / Co-Lecturer

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