• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Financial Management
  • Areas of interest Finance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Antje Berndt
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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The course provides an introduction to novel financial technology. It is intended for students wishing to explore the ways in which new technologies are disrupting the financial services industry, driving material change in business models, products, applications and customer user interfaces. The course will discuss how the competitive landscape is shaping the adoption of new technologies in the field of finance. The course will focus on blockchain technology, cryptography, cryptoassets and their impact on payments, capital markets, trading, lending and insurance.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Describe technological innovations influencing the provision of financial services.
  2. Explain blockchain technology and how it impacts the financial sector and the digital economy.
  3. Discuss the challenges and opportunities in the current payment system architecture.
  4. Analyse how enhanced tools of pattern recognition and decision making relate to financial services.
  5. Explain in detail the current financial technology trends and applications affecting trading, asset management, lending, insurance and the general capital market infrastructure.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, projects and other assessment as appropriate. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

Students are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work in this course. This will include at least 3 contact hours per week and up to 7 hours of private study time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed FINM7008 and STAT6038 or STAT7038

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the class summary.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2024 $4680 Standard Rate
2024 $3720 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9105 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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