The program is structured into three semesters, with 30 ECTS per semester.

The first two semesters include three courses each, which are required for the completion of the program, whereas the third semester includes courses that students should choose among a wide list of elective courses. There is a thesis option (20 ECTS) and a project option (20 ECTS), for students wishing to substitute elective courses during the third semester.

Program Structure

The overall allocation of ECTS in required and elective courses is as follows:

Requirements ECTS
Required Courses (1st semester) 30
Required Courses (2nd semester) 30
Elective Courses (3rd semester) 30
     Thesis option 20
     Project option 20
Total Requirements 90

Program Profile and Requirements for Completion

The complete program pathway is as follows:

Required Courses Start Date End Date Exam Date Semester
DFIN-511 Introduction to Digital Currencies 13 Feb
4 Sep
5 May
24 Nov
12 May
1 Dec
 1
FIN-512 Money and Banking 16 Jan
4 Sep
24 Feb
13 Oct
3 Mar
20 Oct
 1
DFIN-513 Open Financial Systems 13 Mar
30 Oct
21 Apr
8 Dec
28 Apr
15 Dec
 1
FIN-521 International Currency Markets 8 May 16 Jun 23 Jun  2
DFIN-522 Regulation and Digital Currencies 13 Mar
3 Jul
21 Apr
11 Aug
28 Apr
18 Aug
 2
MGT-523 Principles of Disruptive Innovation 8 May
5 Jun
4 Sep
16 Jun
14 Jul
13 Oct
23 Jun
21 Jul
20 Oct
2
Electives Requiring Programming Background Start Date End Date Exam Date Semester
COMP-530 Cryptographic Systems Security 16 Jan
3 Jul
30 Oct
24 Feb
11 Aug
8 Dec
3 Mar
18 Aug
15 Dec
 3
COMP-541 Digital Currency Programming 13 Mar
30 Oct
21 Apr
8 Dec
28 Apr
15 Dec
 3
COMP-532 Distributed Systems TBA TBA TBA  3
COMP-533 Digital Currencies in Motion TBA TBA TBA  3
Electives Not Requiring Programming Background Start Date End Date Exam Date Semester
DFIN-524 Blockchain Technology and Applications 4 Sep 13 Oct 20 Oct 3
DFIN-535 Digital Currencies in the Developing World 3 Jul
30 Oct
11 Aug
8 Dec
18 Aug
15 Dec
3
FIN-534 Financial Markets and Alternative Investments 13 Mar
30 Oct
21 Apr
8 Dec
28 Apr
15 Dec
3
MIS-536 Digital Currency Information Systems and Resources 16 Jan
4 Sep
24 Feb
13 Oct
3 Mar
20 Oct
3
DFIN-591 Thesis option 18 Jan
5 Sep
8 Apr
25 Nov
n/a 3
DFIN-592 Project option 18 Jan
5 Sep
8 Apr
25 Nov
n/a 3

To successfully complete the program, students must complete 90 ECTS and all program requirements.

NOTES

  1. The required electives are 30 ECTS: either three elective courses or one course plus the Project or Thesis.
  2. The courses COMP-530, COMP-541, COMP-532, and COMP-533 are technical and are recommended for students with a background or expertise in Computer Science.