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Master of Business Administration (FinTech Management)

Notes: Master of Business Administration (FinTech Management) will be offered in early 2021.
CRICOS 096894G
Program Overview

As a specialisation within the Master of Business Administration program, this course combines essential management studies with a sequence of units in the application and management of financial services technology.

The program of study includes the building blocks of business management with units in finance, economics, marketing, organisational behaviour, strategy, entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics. From this foundation, the MBA exposes students to cutting-edge units exploring financial technologies, blockchain applications, e-commerce, data management, data analytics and visualisation, internet banking and mobile commerce, together with capstone project work in FinTech.

The course is led by Dr Nahid Rahman, PhD (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), whose supervisor was Nobel Prize winner Professor Richard Thaler, known as the ‘Father of Behavioural Finance’. Dr Rahman has experience working overseas for the World Bank and has 16 years teaching and research experience in Australian universities. Dr Rahman has published extensively in leading international journals in the field of finance.

Learning Outcomes

 After completing the course, graduates will have:

  • Contemporary business knowledge, the ability to integrate theory with practice, and skills to conduct research in the business domain
  • Contemporary knowledge of current and emerging financial technologies and advanced knowledge of analytic tools.

After completing the course, graduates will be able to:

  • Solve business problems at the intersection of financial services and technology
  • Gather, analyse and interpret data to inform business decisions
  • Apply business knowledge and skills strategically and creatively in the fintech industry
  • Investigate, collaborate, communicate and negotiate in business contexts
  • Think and act entrepreneurially, ethically and with cultural awareness in the application of technology to financial services.
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site South Eveleigh, Sydney Campus
Application date Refer to key dates.
Refer to fees.
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification),
  • An Australian graduate certificate or graduate diploma in business, or
  • Completion of TOP'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 TOP's RPL Policy. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.  No RPL will be granted for prior working experience.
Course Structure

The course contains: 16 subjects

Term One

Core Subjects

TACC602 Accounting for Business

TMKT601 Marketing Management

TMGT602 Individual, Group and Organisational Behaviour

TECO602 Economic Environment of Business

Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Business

Term Two

Core Subjects

TMGT603 Leadership and Ethical Behaviour

TMGT600 Human Resource Management

TFIN601 Business Finance

TSTA601 Business Research Methods

Exit with a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

Term Three

Core Subjects

TMGT601 Strategic Management Theory and Practice

TTEC601 Introduction to Financial Technologies

TMGT604 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Term Four

Core Subjects  

TBUS610 Electronic Commerce Strategies

TTEC604 Financial Technologies in Banking

TTEC605 Data Analytics

TTEC606 Financial Technologies Project (Capstone) OR

TRES600 Business Research Project

Exit with Master of Business Administration (FinTech Management)            

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Administration a student must complete 16 subjects (96 credit points).

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

Pathway to employment/further study
  • Financial Analyst
  • FinTech Product Manager
  • Data Specialist
  • Financial Services Strategist
  • Data Analytics Manager
  • Technology Manager
  • FinTech Innovation Consultant
  • FinTech Entrepreneur and/or Product Developer
  • Digital Banking Manager

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