Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Fall 2024 > Management & Business > FINA.6420 > 082

Course No: FINA.6420-082; SIS Class Nbr: 12780; SIS Term: 3410
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course focuses on how banking, finance, stock markets, and general trade may be upended by some of the new technological aspects of DeFi. The financial world has been moving in the direction of DeFi for years with the increased interest in crowd funding, peer-to-peer lending, and the use of blockchain technologies. While spending significant time examining Ethereum and related blockchain technologies, the class takes the perspective of how these technologies can impact our modern world.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: FINA.6410 Cryptocurrency, or permission of graduate program coordinator.
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: William Johnson
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2024 Fall: Oct 28 to Dec 20
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1965 | Pay as little as $400/mo for this course.
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  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: M.S. in Finance

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