Applied Financial Services Project

FIN80021 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


100 credit points 
Enrolment in Master of Financial Technologies 

Aims and objectives

This unit, by taking a cross-disciplinary approach, provides students with an interactive platform to gain practical experience working on applied FinTech-based business problems or opportunities for an actual client. Students will prepare and present a professional report on their findings and recommendations to their client. This unit provides the tools and rationale for students to understand and actively assist incumbent financial services institutions to embrace and integrate FinTech innovation capabilities. This is done through applied projects supported by a combination of actual cases, complex problems, interactive lectures, class discussions, industry mentoring sessions and applied tools.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Critically evaluate sustainable and actionable FinTec innovation strategic roadmaps by synthesizing information from a broad range of high-quality sources
2. Research and critically evaluate, using robust and relevant evidence, the potential of new technologies to create innovative digital banking products, processes and services
3. Systematically and methodically apply advanced project management fundamentals to design and implement innovative solutions directly related to complex financial services problems or business opportunities
4. Demonstrate professional behaviours through effective leadership, teamwork and communication skills with all project stakeholders
5. Reflect on FinTec as a vehicle for the application of entrepreneurial thought