Course Title: Financial Technology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Financial Technology

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


830H School of Business and Management


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2021


RMIT University Vietnam


830H School of Business and Management


Viet3 2020,
Viet3 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr. Huy Pham

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 2836223651

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 2.3.40

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment only

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Technology has been changing the business landscape, challenging the status quo, yet creating opportunities for business leaders for innovative ways of thinking and potential growth. Financial Technology – FinTech – refers to technological innovations in the areas of banking and finance, facilitating the interactions among market participants and promoting the efficiency of transactions. In this course you will examine the trends in the development of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, digital payments and lending as well as digital platforms for wealth management and insurance technology. The course will also provide insights into tax implications, political issues and the regulatory framework on Financial Technology.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


 Upon successful completion of this course, you will:

  1. Understand the roles of financial markets and the recent developments of financial technology
  2. Acquire theoretical knowledge in financial technology, blockchain technology and cryptocurrency to resolve industry needs in financial services
  3. Apply technology to financial investment decisions
  4. Identify the application of technology in financial services and wealth management
  5. Apply financial technology to solve business challenges
  6. Provide judgement to political and regulatory issues on financial technology




Overview of Learning Activities

 To achieve the course learning outcomes, a range of various learning activities has been designed as follows:

  • lectures and tutorials
  • guest lecturing
  • computer lab sessions
  • in-class discussion
  • independent study and preparation
  • industry research
  • assessment consultations

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through Canvas. You will also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 5

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4,  5, 6

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through on practical exercises and by individual consultation.