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In this microcredential, participants will be introduced to recent technological innovations that may affect a bank’s competitive position in lending (e.g. peer-to-peer lending) and deposit-taking (e.g. online banking). Innovations such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, robo-advising and blockchain technology are set to shape the future of banking.
This microcredential has been designed to equip participants to:
This microcredential aligns with the 3 credit point subject, Fintech in Banking (25891) in the Master of Finance (C04048).
This microcredential may also qualify as recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.
This microcredential is suitable for anyone looking for a comprehensive, high-level understanding of technological developments and innovations affecting the banking sector now and in the future. While this microcredential will be highly relevant for professionals already working in finance and banking, the topic has broader implications for professionals in other industries and sectors, including government. Specifically, these might include:
Full price: $2,570 (GST-free)*
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Topics covered during this microcredential include:
This online microcredential is delivered using a range of resources, self-directed study and live interactive sessions with the academic. Course content will be presented to participants in a variety of formats (lecture slides, notes, videos, articles) and delivered online. At the beginning of the course, participants are expected to review materials and complete tasks on their own before attending weekly online review sessions with the lecturer that are spread over the learning period. Materials will be provided to participants via the learning management system, but participants are also expected to seek information independently. Feedback will be given following formative assessment and during the online sessions.
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
Assessment task one: Online quizzes (individual) - weighting 30%
Following each topic, participants will be required to complete a short online quiz comprising a mix of multiple choice and short-answer questions, to assess their progress.
Assessment task two: Assignment (individual) - weighting 70%
Participants will consider the business model of a Fintech company, with attention to its details and potential, as well as its risks and the impact on market incumbents. They will be required to submit a written report on their findings.
Minimum requirement for passing the course: Participants must achieve at least 50% of the course’s total marks and complete both assessments.
Discounts are available for this course as follows:
Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.
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Dr Chris Meier convenes the Unit, AFIN8018 - Investments. Dr Meier was awarded a PhD in Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University in 2017. He researches in the areas of asset pricing and Behavioral Finance.
Dr Meier has published in the Journal of Behavioral Finance and Applied Economics. Outside of academia, he is an entrepreneur and has founded a number of ventures, including a company that provides funding solutions to the coffee industry and an online platform that facilitates commodity transactions with a focus on green coffee.
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