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Master of Applied Financial Technology and Blockchain

Program Overview

The Master of Applied Financial Technology and Blockchain is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge for a career in professional applied finance and fintech in the current era of digital transformation. The course provides an opportunity for a national or international career in finance and fintech.
The course aims to provide students with the required foundations in finance and related areas, as well as an understanding of the way in which Fintech applications, big data, analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain can support financial activities and services.
The course is taught by academic staff active in research, and students are exposed to professional and scholarly developments that have been achieved through research activity. The course is at the cutting edge with business applications of digital technologies embedded across the curriculum.

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification),
  • Completion of a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a relevant field, or
  • Completion of IMC’s Postgraduate Preparation Program
English Language Requirements IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent. 
Credit arrangement

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with IMC's RPL policy and procedure.

Course Structure

This course contains 21 core units in fintech, blockchain, and related fields. All units are weighted at 6 credit points unless otherwise marked “#” which are units weighted at 3 credit points (i.e. half units).             

Term One

Core Units

TFIN606 Finance Theory and Policy

TFIN604 Financial Markets and Institutions

TTEC601 Introduction to Financial Technologies

TBIT615 Professionalism and Ethics in Technology Management#

TFIN601 Corporate Finance

Term Two

Core Units

TFIN607 Derivative Financial Instruments#

TFIN608 Portfolio Theory and Management#

TFIN611 Financial Statement Analysis#

TBIT620 Fundamentals of Blockchain

TTEC616 Big Data for Fintech

TTEC604 Financial Technologies in Banking

Term Three

Core Units

TBIT616 Data Driven Credit Modelling#

TBIT617 Risk Management for FinTech#

TTEC617 Data Analytics in FinTech

TBIT618 FinTech Personal Finance and Payments#

TBIT621 Value Transfer in Blockchain#

Term Four

Core Units

TBIT619 Robo Advisors and Systematic Trading

TBIT622 Decentralised Apps and Smart Contracts#

TBIT623 Blockchain in Financial Services#

BNAI609 Financial Risk Management

TBIT624 Case Study in Blockchain Application

To qualify for the degree of Master of Applied Financial Technology and Blockchain, a student must complete an aggregate of 21 units (96 credit points)

*Prerequisite/Co-requisite Requirements

Please refer to the table for the changes to unit codes and names which will be effective from Term 1, 2020.

Please note: The availability of units may be slightly different across campuses.

Pathway to employment/further study
With continuing high global demand for qualified people with advanced knowledge and skills in fintech and blockchain, graduates of the program have a wide range of career opportunities in banking and finance organisations, government departments, corporations and other related finance and fintech fields.

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