SMF6574 - Fintech, enabling technologies and change


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 weeks

Course content

Through the course "Fintech, enabling technologies and change", the participants will get a review of factors that affect the development both in this sector and in society in general in the coming years. This will create a background for being able to understand the challenges that various players in the industry face. In addition to an overview, the participants will learn more about platforms, platform design and what is special about organization through platforms, and how this leads to what is called «platform economy».

To understand changes that include both the sector and its customers, participants will also learn about various enabling technologies and what consequences / effects these have on selected sectors in society.

However, digital transformation is not just about technology and platform economics, but at least as much about culture and understanding of change processes. Therefore, through this course, participants will develop insight into and understanding of how technology interacts with other changes in society and creates a basis for both new services and new business models.

The course is an independent course that is not included in any study program. However, one can apply to have it incorporated into a study program on an individual basis. The course overlaps with SMF 6570/6572 Digital transformation and sustainability, and can not be combined with these in any study program.

Learning outcome


Through this course, participants will…

gain advanced knowledge of what digital transformation in the financial sector entails and what driving forces affect development at both the macro and micro level.

gain knowledge of how framework conditions change as a result of changed regulations, deregulation and control (eg money laundering etc)

gain advanced knowledge of platform economics, platforms' business models and special challenges platform organization creates for individuals and organizations

gain in-depth insight into the new roles and tasks the fintech sector, alone or in collaboration with the established companies, may have in society as a result of a digital transformation

gain advanced insight into the challenges one faces in terms of leading change processes in a digital transformation and how these can be handled


After the course, participants must…

Have developed skills in analyzing conditions for digital transformation in the fintech sector.

Be able to carry out an independent analysis of what it takes to succeed with a digital transformation in the sector

Be able to find and make use of new knowledge and insight into factors that affect change processes in the sector

Be able to communicate what challenges one faces due to new enabling technologies

Be able to lead the implementation of change processes

General competence

Through this course, the participants will gain competence to be able to…

apply current theory and models to a broad field of practical issues related to digital transformation in one's own organization and the sector more generally

apply their knowledge in new contexts in the sector

develop and actively participate in the implementation of current change and innovation projects in your own organization

Learning methods and activities

There are three prerequisites that must be in place for one to be able to learn something. One must have some form of instruction, one must practice and one must know whether one has understood something or not. The instruction in these courses will be fully digital, mainly in the form of texts and videos, while exercises and tests of comprehension will be in the form of various types of exercises. In addition, there will be extensive feedback loops in the form of various types of evaluations, such as "smiley faces", small questionnaire surveys, etc. The course is divided into independent courses that are completed individually at your own pace, but within a given time frame and in a given order. Each of the courses will be accompanied by synchronous events in the form of webinars, podcasts, Q&A and more.

The modules have an ultra-flexible, fully digital learning design and include the following themes: Introduction to digital transformation in the financial sector.

Enabling technologies

Platforms, platform economics and platform organization

Management of digital transformation

Exam module 3 weeks home exam

Further on evaluation

Home exam taken individually or in groups of up to 3 with a time frame of 3 weeks. Graded grades are given.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Miscellaneous Courses - Faculty of Economics and Management (EMNE/ØK)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the course requires a bachelor's degree

Course materials

All necessary course material is included in the relevant learning paths.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
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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