Degree Outline

//Degree Outline
Degree Outline 2019-03-28T13:43:00+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 2019 is as follows:

Required Courses Start Date End Date Semester
DFIN-511 Introduction to Digital Currencies 28-Jan-19

9-Sep-19

26-Apr-19

6-Dec-19

 1
FIN-512 Money and Banking 14-Jan-19

10-Jun-19

9-Sep-19

2-Mar-19

27-Jul-19

25-Oct-19

 1
DFIN-513 Open Financial Systems 11-Mar-19

9-Sep-19

4-Nov-19

26-Apr-19

25-Oct-19

20-Dec-19

 1
DFIN-522 Regulation and Digital Currencies 14-Jan-19

11-Mar-19

1-Jul-19

1-Mar-19

26-Apr-19

16-Aug-19

 2
MGT-523 Principles of Disruptive Innovation 14-Jan-19

6-May-19

4-Nov-19

1-Mar-19

21-Jun-19

20-Dec-19

 2
DFIN-524 Blockchain Technology and
Applications
11-Mar-19

6-May-19

9-Sep-19

26-Apr-19

21-Jun-19

25-Oct-19

 2
Electives Requiring Programming Background Start Date End Date Semester
COMP-530 Cryptographic Systems Security 6-May-19

4-Nov-19

21-Jun-19

20-Dec-19

3
COMP-541 Digital Currency Programming 14-Jan-19

1-Jul-19

1-Mar-19

16-Aug-19

3
Electives Not Requiring Programming
Background
Start Date End Date Semester
11-Mar-19

9-Sep-19

26-Apr-19

25-Oct-19

3
DFIN-535 Digital Currencies in the Developing
World
6-May-19

4-Nov-19

21-Jun-19

20-Dec-19

3
FIN-534 Financial Markets and Alternative
Investments
14-Jan-19

11-Mar-19

1-Mar-19

26-Apr-19

 3
MIS-536 Emerging Topics and
Practical Considerations in Blockchains
11-Mar-19

9-Sep-19

26 Apr 19

25-Oct-19

 3
DFIN-591 Thesis option 14 Jan 19

9 Sep 19

26 Apr 19

20 Dec 19

3
DFIN-592 Project option 14 Jan 19

9 Sep 19

26 Apr 19

20 Dec 19

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.