Master of Science Program in Digital Innovation and Fintech (MS in Digital Innovation and Financial Technology)

MS in Digital Innovation and Financial Technology is a 2-year-program. It offers three types of studies:

          Type 1: Thesis only (36 credits)

          Type 2: Coursework (24 credits) + Thesis (12 credits)

          Type 3: Coursework (30 credits) + Independent Study (6 credits)

As for the terminology ‘Financial Technology’ used for the purpose of this program, it does not solely mean ‘internet finance’. It means digital technology for security which is effectively and efficiently used as a legal proof and verification of digital assets, such as bond, share, ownership of property. It also includes Blockchain technology which is a platform for digital transactions, such as cryptocurrency, among others.

The MS program was designed to produce graduates who are able to:

  1. Be a domain analyst in industries or an entrepreneur who is equipped with the knowledge of digital innovation and financial technology.
  2. Improve the industries in accordance with information or data collected and produced by the digital and financial technology.
  3. Use appropriate tools to analyze digital data – structural data, semi-structured data, and unstructured data.
  4. Understand and be receptive to changes in the area and relevant matters including legal matters of cryptocurrency and smart contract, and law enforcement.

Application Requirements: (as of 2018 academic year)

  1. Bachelor  degree or its equivalence in any disciplines, and
  2. A letter of permission for study leave issued by the applicant’s workplace – government or private entities.
  3. English proficiency test score is not required. A preference shall be given to applicants who have it.

Admission Period :

Term 2/2019 
19 Aug 2019- 15 Oct 2019
First Day of Semester: 16 Dec 2019

Term 1/2020
Dec 2019 - Apr 2020
First Day of Semester: 22 June 2020


Structure of the courses and study plan:

Type 1 (Plan A Type 1)
Degree Requirements 36 credits
A. Thesis
888797 Master’s Thesis 36 credits
B. Academic Activities
     1. A student has to organize and present paper in a seminar on the topic related to his/her thesis once every semester for at least 2 semesters by courses registration (888791, 888792) and students have to attend seminar every semester that the course is offered.
     2. At least 1 master’s thesis work or a part of master’s thesis work must be pub- lished or at least accepted to publish in an international journal listed in TCI Tier 1 data- base with the student as the first author, and at least 1 master’s thesis work or a part of master’s thesis work must be presented in international conference accepted by the field of study with the student as the first author. In the case of Thesis relating to invention, Patented or Petty Patented works must have received the patent or petty patent numbers and can be used as substitution for National or international journal publication.
     3. A student has to report thesis progression to the Graduate School in every se- mester with approval by the Chairman of the Graduate Study Committee.
C. Non-Credit Courses
     1. Graduate Schools requirement : a foreign language
     2. Program Requirement:
2.1 A student has to make following seminar courses:
888791 DIN 791 Seminar in Digital Innovation and Financial Technology 1
888792 DIN 792 Seminar in Digital Innovation and Financial Technology 2
2.2 A student may take courses necessary for his/her thesis under the recom- mendation of the Graduate Program Administrative Committee.
 

Type 2 (Plan A Type 2)

Degree Requirements a minimum of 36 credits
A. Coursework
1. Graduate Courses
    1.1 Field of Specialization a minimum of  24 credits

1.1.1 Required courses a minimum of 15 credits

   888701

Digital Innovation Start-up and Corporate Governance

   888702

Advanced BlockChain Security Design for Financial Technology

   888703

Financial Analysis for Digital Business

   888704

Legal Aspects of Digital Business

   888705

Big Data in Digital Era

1.1.2 Elective courses a minimum of 9 credits
Student can enroll the followings courses or the others which the graduate education executive committee approves

   888730

International Trade, Marketing and Laws on Contemporary Interne

   888731

Risk Management using Big Data

   888732

Strategy in the Digital World

   888733

Advanced Enterprise Resource Planning Analytic

   888734

Financial Technology in Automobile, Electronic and Robotic Industrie

   888735

Financial Technology in Medical, Aging and Wellness Touris

   888736

Intellectual Property Management and Regulations in Food, Agricultur

   888737

Energy Investment in the Era of Digital Economy and Financial Technolog

   888738

Logistic Business in Digital Economy and Financial Technolog

   888739

Creative Arts and Design in Digital Economy and Financial Technolog

   888740

Digital Currency

   888741

Financial Innovation

   888742

Digital Business Economics

   888743

Digital Content

   888744

Internet of Things

   888745

Incubation Centers

   888746

Digital Services

   888781

Special Topics in Competition and Innovation in Digital Era

   888782

Special Topics in Digital Business Law

   888783

Special Topics in Digital Economy and Enterprise

   888784

Special Topics in Technology and Innovation Management

    1.2 Other courses   None

2. Advanced Undergraduate Courses  None
 
B. Thesis
888799 Master’s Thesis 12 credits
C. Academic Activities
     1. A student has to organize and present paper in a seminar on the topic related to his/her thesis once every semester for at least 1 semester by courses regis- tration (888791) and students have to attend seminar every semester that the course is offered.
     2. At least 1 master’s thesis work or a part of master’s thesis work must be pub- lished or at least accepted to publish in an international journal listed in TCI Tier 1 database with the student as the first author or at least 1 master’s thesis work or a part of master’s thesis work must be presented in international conference accepted by the field of study with the student as the first author. In the case of Thesis relating to invention, Patented or Petty Patented works must have re- ceived the patent or petty patent numbers and can be used as substitution for National or international journal publication.
     3. A student has to report thesis progression to the Graduate School in every se- mester with approval by the Chairman of the Graduate Study Committee.
D. Non-credit Courses
     1. Graduate Schools requirement : a foreign language
     2. Program Requirement:
2.1 A student has to make following seminar courses:
          888791 DIN 791 Seminar in Digital Innovation and Financial Technology 1
2.2 A student may take courses necessary for his/her thesis under the recommen- dation of the Graduate Program Administrative Committee.
 

Type 3 (Plan B)

Degree Requirements a minimum of 36 credits
A. Coursework
1. Graduate Courses
    1.1 Field of Specialization a minimum of  30 credits

1.1.1 Required courses a minimum of 15 credits

   888701

Digital Innovation Start-up and Corporate Governance

   888702

Advanced BlockChain Security Design for Financial Technology

   888703

Financial Analysis for Digital Business

   888704

Legal Aspects of Digital Business

   888705

Big Data in Digital Era

1.1.2 Elective courses a minimum of 15 credits
Student can enroll the followings courses or the others which the graduate education executive committee approves

   888730

International Trade, Marketing and Laws on Contemporary Interne

   888731

Risk Management using Big Data

   888732

Strategy in the Digital World

   888733

Advanced Enterprise Resource Planning Analytic

   888734

Financial Technology in Automobile, Electronic and Robotic Industrie

   888735

Financial Technology in Medical, Aging and Wellness Touris

   888736

Intellectual Property Management and Regulations in Food, Agricultur

   888737

Energy Investment in the Era of Digital Economy and Financial Technolog

   888738

Logistic Business in Digital Economy and Financial Technolog

   888739

Creative Arts and Design in Digital Economy and Financial Technolog

   888740

Digital Currency

   888741

Financial Innovation

   888742

Digital Business Economics

   888743

Digital Content

   888744

Internet of Things

   888745

Incubation Centers

   888746

Digital Services

   888781

Special Topics in Competition and Innovation in Digital Era

   888782

Special Topics in Digital Business Law

   888783

Special Topics in Digital Economy and Enterprise

   888784

Special Topics in Technology and Innovation Management

    1.2 Other courses   None

2. Advanced Undergraduate Courses  None
 
B. Thesis
888798 Independent Study. 6 credits
C. Academic Activities
     1. At least 1 independent study work or part of independent study work must be published in CMU Graduate Journal or in other academic publication approved by the field of study and the graduate school with the student as the first author.
     2. A student has to report thesis progression to the Graduate School in every se- mester with approval by the Chairman of the Graduate Study Committee.
D. Non-credit Courses
     1. Graduate Schools requirement: a foreign language
     2. A student may take courses necessary for his/her independent study under the recommendation of the Graduate Program Administrative Committee.
E. Comprehensive Examination
     Having submitted a request form to the Graduate School, approved by general advisor or major thesis advisor, a student must then complete a comprehensive exami- nation.
 
Note: Field of specialization courses mean the courses of Digital Innovation and Finan- cial Technology which courses code starts with 8887xx

Academic collaboration with foreign institutions:

            (take the names of the universities from the executive summary of MS)

Foreign private entities in collaboration with ICDI:

  • Alibaba Global Supplier Development, China
  • Stiftung Entrepreneurship, Germany

Collaboration with the Faculty of Economics, CMU:

          The Faculty of Economics at CMU and ICDI aim to establish ‘a Research Centre  of Digital Business’ with the view to pursuing advanced research in digital economy using big data and financial technology. The centre will also support an incubation of startups and provide trainings.

Tuition fee: 100,000Baht/Semester (exclusive of home and board)

Prime feature of the MS in Digital Innovation and Financial Technology:

          Students will study abroad in 4 major cities in 3 countries, namely, Berlin, Seoul, Shanghai, and Chengdu. Each will take a week. The expenses (airfare and accommodation) are included in the tuition fee. The students will gain first-handed experiences in the cities that manifest significant progress and development in digital innovation and financial technology.

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