Foundations of Finance and Financial Technology

The aim of this module is to provide students with the foundations of finance theory. This will be achieved through the development of a common vocabulary and a set of tools that will assist students to gain a basic understanding of the theory of modern finance. Additionally, the course will provide an introduction to the functions that comprise Fintech, such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin and Ethereum), alternative lending, machine learning, and robo-advising. It will lay the foundations for the specialist courses that follow.