Blockchain: Business Models and Applications

INF80050 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


HB7  HE Block 7

9 Oct 23 - 19 Nov 23

22 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
9 Oct 23

20 Oct 23

Last withdraw without fail:
3 Nov 23

Aims and objectives

This unit will develop students’ knowledge and skills in the managing, utilizing and leveraging of information technologies to support daily operations in financial institutions. This subject provides students with an understanding of Blockchain as an emerging technology and how it will potentially affect the delivery of financial services, the potential implications for incumbent financial service providers and those seeking to disrupt them.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 1. Critically analyse the key issues, challenges and priorities for technologies in financial services, and the new and emerging technologies in different business contexts
2. Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the impact of financial technologies on financial markets, exchanges and banking.
3. Synthesise prior learning including the use of research techniques to examine emerging technologies and their implications on financial services delivery
4. Research and critically evaluate the role of Blockchain technologies, as well as, other technological artefacts/concepts in financial services
5. Communicate and present in a proficient and professional manner as a member or leader of a group of people