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 2017-18 is as follows:

Required Courses Start Date End Date Exam Date Semester
DFIN-511 Introduction to Digital Currencies 4 Sep

12 Feb
7 Sep

24 Nov

6 Apr
30 Nov

1 Dec

13 Apr
7 Dec

 1
FIN-512 Money and Banking 4 Sep

15 Jan
11 Jun

13 Oct

23 Feb
20 Jul

20 Oct

4 March
27 Jul

 1
DFIN-513 Open Financial Systems 30 Oct

7 May
5 Nov

8 Dec

22 Jun
21 Dec

15 Dec

29 Jun
28 Dec

 1
FIN-521 International Currency Markets 8 May

12 Mar
10 Sep

16 Jun

27 Apr
26 Nov

23 Jun

4 May
2 Nov

 2
DFIN-522 Regulation and Digital Currencies 3 Jul

15 Jan
2 Jul

11 Aug

23 Feb
17 Aug

18 Aug

2 Mar
24 Aug

 2
MGT-523 Principles of Disruptive Innovation 4 Sep

12 Mar
10 Sep

13 Oct

27 Apr
26 Nov

20 Oct

4 May
2 Nov

2
Electives Requiring Programming Background Start Date End Date Exam Date Semester
COMP-530 Cryptographic Systems Security 4 Sep

12 Mar
7 May
5 Nov

13 Oct

27 Apr
22 Jun
21 Dec

20 Oct

4 May
29 Jun
28 Dec

 3
COMP-541 Digital Currency Programming 30 Oct

2 Jul

8 Dec

17 Aug

15 Dec

24 Aug

 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

15 Jan
10 Sept

13 Oct

23 Feb
26 Nov

20 Oct

2 Mar
2 Nov

3
DFIN-535 Digital Currencies in the Developing World 30 Oct

7 May
5 Nov

8 Dec

22 Jun
21 Dec

15 Dec

29 Jun
28 Dec

3
FIN-534 Financial Markets and Alternative Investments 30 Oct

19 Mar
2 Jul

8 Dec

4 May
17 Aug

15 Dec

11 May
24 Aug

3
MIS-536 Digital Currency Information Systems and Resources 4 Sep

15 Jan
10 Sep

13 Oct

23 Feb
26 Nov

20 Oct

2 Mar
2 Nov

3
DFIN-591 Thesis option 5 Sep 25 Nov n/a 3
DFIN-592 Project option 5 Sep 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.