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Graduate Diploma of Financial Technology Management

CRICOS Course Code: 0100489
Program Overview 

Note: This course is expected to be offered in Semester 1 2020 

The course is designed to expose students to the new ways financial services are being delivered using advanced technologies, big data and the internet and their transformative power in reshaping business models. The course includes the study of how data is collected and used in fintech development and applications and a workshop-type unit for budding entrepreneurs and innovators. The course is practice-oriented with an alignment to the entrepreneurial, innovative and creative forces that are disrupting traditional business models that exist in developed countries and are now pushing developing countries into a richer future. The key learning outcome of this course are:

  • Deep contemporary knowledge of current and emerging financial technologies.
  • Strategic application of financial technologies to solve business problems.
  • Big data design, management and applications.
  • Advanced analytic tools to derive knowledge from data banks.
  • Translate financial technologies into innovative business models and applications.
  • Understand the social, ethical, regulatory and economic impacts of financial technologies.
Duration One year full-time or longer part-time
Delivery Site On campus (Eveleigh NSW 2015)
Application date Refer to key dates.
Refer to fees.
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification),
  • Completion of a Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology Management, or,
  • Completion of TOP's Postgraduate Preparation Program,
  • Five years' relevant work experience.
Credit arrangement

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL Policy. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.

Course Structure

First Semester
TFIN604 Financial Markets and Institutions
TTEC601 Introduction to Financial Technologies
TTEC602 Big Data for Business
TMGT604 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Second Semester
TBUS610 Electronic Commerce Strategies
TTEC604 Financial Technologies in Banking
TTEC605 Data Analytics
TTEC606 Financial Technologies Project

Career Options This is a one-year course designed to provide a comprehensive learning program for both international and domestic students seeking to work in the financial services sector, which is presently being transformed by technology, for those in the financial services sector seeking further knowledge in financial technologies and for young entrepreneurs planning innovations and start-ups after course completion.
The course can lead to a career as an entrepreneur, blockchain developer, financial analyst, apps developer, product manager, quantitative analyst, data specialist and business development manager.
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