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Note: This course will be offered in early 2021.

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 4 years part-time

International students are required to maintain a full-time study load on campus basis

DELIVERY SITE

South Eveleigh NSW

APPLICATION DATE

Refer to key dates

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 IMC's Postgraduate Preparation Program

Find out if your overseas qualification is recognised and meets the Entry Requirements.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

CREDIT ARRANGEMENT

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

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course contains: 16 units

Term 1 Core Units

Exit with a Graduate Certificate in FinTech Management

Term 2 Core Units

  • TTEC620 Python Programming for Managers OR
  • TRES6020 Theory and Literature Review AND
  • TTEC604 Financial Technologies in Banking
  • TTEC605 Data Analytics: Tools and Applications
  • TSTA601 Business Research Methods OR
  • TRES6030 Quantitative Research Methods

Exit with a Graduate Diploma of FinTech Management


Term 3 Core Units


Term 4 Core Units

Exit with Master of Business Administration(FinTech Management)

Electives

TACC613 Mergers and Acquisitions
TBUS600 International Trade and Investment
TLAW607 Business and Corporations Law


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

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

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment methods are designed to encourage learning, provide feedback and measure achievement of unit learning outcomes. Forms of assessment vary among units and include research reports, projects, essays, group work, presentations, problem solving and case studies as well as tests, quizzes and examinations. Students may be required to complete assessment tasks alone or in groups to encourage development of generic skills. Assessments generally require a written submission but may include an oral presentation. In capstone units, assessments may include industry engagement and an extensive report.

PATHWAY TO EMPLOYMENT / FURTHER LEARNING

  • 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