BFIN4030 - FinTech


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Case presentation 50/100
Group Assignment 50/100

Course content

Introduction to Financial Innovation

Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)

Cryptocurrencies and tokenization of assets

Banks and Fintech Integration:

  • Banking and Investing
  • Money, Markets, Marketplaces

FinTech Valuation

Open banking and the role of traditional banks

FinTech Implications & Future

Learning outcome


  • Understanding innovation in financial technology (FinTech)
  • Understanding opportunities and challenges of FinTech for the traditional banking system


  • Acquiring/updating skills about FinTech data science methods and tools, and how they apply to real FinTech problems
  • Identifying FinTech needs of SMEs and banks and design/propose solutions

General competences

  • Gaining insight into the limits, risks and broader policy and social implications of FinTech, including regulation, privacy and data security
  • Critically assessing the future of FinTech and thinking strategically and creatively about problems faced by SMEs and banks

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assigned readings, case studies

Further on evaluation

The examination in this course will be as follows:

  • 50% Group based term paper
  • 50% Case studies presented in class. Students will be required to work on 3 case studies during the course. The students will be assigned a case study. Students will have 2-week time to work in group on the case and prepare a 5 min presentation to be done during the class.

Admission to study programme is required, see "special conditions".

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Textbook and readings will be announced when semester starts

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
NTNU Business School


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Case presentation 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Group Assignment 50/100



Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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