Degree Outline

//Degree Outline
Degree Outline 2018-07-16T09:42:29+00:00

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 for 2018 is as follows:

Required Courses Start Date 2018 End Date 2018 Semester
DFIN-511 Introduction to Digital Currencies 12 Feb 18

3 Sep 18

13 May 18

3 Dec 18

 1
FIN-512 Money and Banking 15 Jan 18

11 Jun 18

10 Sep 18

2 Mar 18

27 Jul 18

26 Oct 18

 1
DFIN-513 Open Financial Systems 7 May 18
5 Nov 18
22 Jun 18
21 Dec 18
 1
DFIN-522 Regulation and Digital Currencies 15 Jan 18
2 Jul 18
2 Mar 18
17 Aug 18
 2
MGT-523 Principles of Disruptive Innovation 12 Mar 18
10 Sep 18
27 Apr 18
26 Oct 18
 2
DFIN-524 Blockchain Technology and
Applications
15 Jan 18
12 Mar 18
10 Sep 18
2 Mar 18
27 Apr 18
26 Oct 18
 2
Electives Requiring Programming Background Start Date 2018 End Date 2018 Semester
COMP-530 Cryptographic Systems Security 12 Mar 18
7 May 18
5 Nov 18
27 Apr 18
22 Jun 18
21 Dec 18
3
COMP-541 Digital Currency Programming 2 Jul 18 17 Aug 18 3
Electives Not Requiring Programming
Background
Start Date 2018 End Date 2018 Semester
10 Sep 18 26 Oct 18 3
DFIN-535 Digital Currencies in the Developing
World
7 May 18
5 Nov 18
22 Jun 18
21 Dec 18
3
FIN-534 Financial Markets and Alternative
Investments
12 Mar 18
10 Sep 18
27 Apr 18
26 Oct 18
 3
MIS-536 Digital Currency Information Systems and Resources 15 Jan 18
2 Jul 18
5 Nov 18
2 Mar 18
17 Aug 18
21 Dec 18
 3
DFIN-591 Thesis option 5 Sep 18 25 Nov 18 3
DFIN-592 Project option 5 Sep 18 25 Nov 18 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 are technical and are recommended for students with a background or expertise in Computer Science.