2-Year Program at ICDI

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2-year program is designed to build essential skills for entrepreneurs and analysts. The program includes study tours in 4 major cities in 3 countries (1 study visit each semester) Learning from Entrepreneurship and FinTech experts in leading institution and organizations.

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2-Year Program at ICDI


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:

  • Be a domain analyst in industries or an entrepreneur who is equipped with the knowledge of digital innovation and financial technology.
  • Improve the industries in accordance with information or data collected and produced by the digital and financial technology.
  • Use appropriate tools to analyze digital data – structural data, semi-structured data, and unstructured data.
  • 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):

  • Bachelor degree or its equivalence in any disciplines with transcript.
  • A letter of permission for study leave is issued by the applicant’s workplace – government or private entities.
  • English proficiency test score is not required for application. A preference shall be given to applicants who have it. Although a certified proficiency in English awarded within the last 2 years certified by the language institutes accepted by the graduate school must be presented for thesis proposal submission/graduation at a later stage. Click to see more information

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.

The prime feature of the MS in Digital Innovation and Financial Technology:

The one-week-module study of 2 core courses and 2 elective courses is carried out at 4 major cities abroad namely, Berlin, Seoul, Shanghai, and Chengdu. 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.

Remark: Destinations are is subject to change based on the situation and external factors.

 

Structure of the courses and study plan:


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 published or at least accepted to publish in an international journal listed in TCI Tier 1 database 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 semester with approval by the Chairman of the Graduate Study Committee.
C. Non-Credit Courses
  1. Graduate Schools requirement : a foreign language
  2. Program Requirement:
    • 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
    • A student may take courses necessary for his/her thesis under the recommendation of the Graduate Program Administrative Committee.

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:
    • A student has to make following seminar courses:
      • 888791 DIN 791 Seminar in Digital Innovation and Financial Technology 1
    • A student may take courses necessary for his/her thesis under the recommen- dation of the Graduate Program Administrative Committee.

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

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