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BSNS250 Special Topic: Society and the Future of Money and Markets

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Provides an understanding of the regulatory framework and uses cases that underpin the trend in Finance Technology within society, and critical thinking skills for analysing whether and how FinTech companies serve consumers’ individual and collective needs.

Paper title Special Topic: Society and the Future of Money and Markets
Paper code BSNS250
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Summer School (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $887.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
90 points
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact

louisa.choe@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Louisa Choe

Paper Structure
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how FinTech companies have filled gaps left by existing financial institutions to serve customers’ changing needs by drawing on different disciplines’ perspectives such as (Computer Science) Technology, Business Studies, and Sociology
  2. Be socially and culturally cognizant and engaged with new dynamics in FinTech and consumer engagement – including gender, ethnicity, and identity
  3. Identify and communicate the limits, risk and broader policy and social implication of FinTech and appreciate the impact of FinTech on the unbanked population
  4. Examine how FinTech has altered how we invest and lend money through the Apps Economy
  5. Determine how FinTech corporations are changing the traditional currency regime
  6. Articulate how artificial intelligence and machine learning is used in FinTech
Textbooks

There will not be a textbook or course reader.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Information literacy, Ethics, Cultural understanding, Scholarship, Critical Thinking, Communication
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Explore how FinTech companies have filled gaps left by existing financial institutions to serve customers’ changing needs
  • Determine how FinTech corporations are changing the traditional currency regime
  • Articulate how artificial intelligence and machine learning is used in FinTech
  • Examine how FinTech has altered how we invest and lend money through the Apps Economy

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Timetable

Summer School

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 13:00-14:50 2-5, 7
Tuesday 11:00-12:50 2-7

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 2-7