Frontiers in FinTech

FIN60006 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.

2022 teaching periods


HB6  HE Block 6

22 Aug 22 - 2 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
22 Aug 22

2 Sep 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

From 2019 this unit will be known as Frontiers in FinTech (previously known as Emerging Issues in Financial Services)
This unit provides students with foundation knowledge of the structure of major financial services industries (including banking, insurance and financial planning) including the types of organisations involved within the value chain, the business models represented and the regulatory environments in which they operate. It provides a high-level view of the types of technologies that are emerging and examines the resulting substantial changes to the business models of incumbent financial services organisations and disruptive new organisations. Students are provided with frameworks and theories on business models and disruption to enable them to analyse changes in a rapidly changing sector.
1. Critically analyse current industry structures, business models, value chains of financial service firms and current payment systems and regulatory environments in which they operate
2. Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of emerging technologies and their potential impacts on the delivery of financial services
3. Critically evaluate frameworks and theories on business models and disruption to analyse emerging business models in financial services
4. Communicate in a proficient and professional manner as a member or leader of a group of people.