Fundamentals of Financial Technology

Module description

This module provides you with a core foundational understanding of Financial Technology applications. You will start by learning a new taxonomy of disruptive innovations that are reshaping financial services created by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the financial services community, innovation community, academia and start-ups (see below). You will then examine how bitcoin, and hence all blockchain and smart contract applications work, which together with big data techniques and AI are utilised in FinTech. The theory behind how these systems work will be applied to real examples, allowing you as an entrepreneur to create your own specialised applications. By the end of these modules you will understand how, why, and when banks, financial institutions and other firms can benefit from using these technologies as a way of making payments more efficient, improving user experience, tokenising assets and setting up secure smart contracts. You will also have a basic understanding of how to code in HTML, javascript and Python.

*New module for academic year 2020/21. Full content details will be provided later in the academic year.

Full module specification

Module title:Fundamentals of Financial Technology
Module code:BEEM061
Module level:M
Academic year:2020/1
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Module credit:15
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