The Digital Investment Certificate of Achievement prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for obtaining work in the fields of digital investments that is applicable to the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. This certificate program will enable students to integrate foundational investment, trading and financial concepts with practical technical skills, which ensures they gain real-world applied knowledge to be truly job-ready. It aims to develop the student’s understanding of investments and provide a framework for students to think about concepts such as digital currency, blockchain, stock market, investments, and investment portfolio construction. Students will be assessed throughout the course through exercises on the topics. This program can be completed within one year, culminating in a Certificate of Achievement.
We are projecting that 10 students will attain the certificate by the end of fall 2023. Additionally we hope to increase the number of completers to 20 students by fall 2024.
Completion of this certificate will provide students with the knowledge they need to work in an entry-level position at financial institutions and digital currency and blockchain companies which do not need licenses, such as client services, account management, compliance, and business operations, market analyst, researcher, and more. More information is in the LMI documents.
Program learning outcomes for the certificate of achievement are as follows:
The Digital Investment Certificate of Achievement is a 9 units certificate consisting of three (3) main independent research projects giving students exposure to real case scenarios for crypto investment portfolios. It also educates students to build investment portfolios and allocate capital and manage risks. This certificate can be completed in two semesters.
(Y1 or S1)
|BUS 88||Introduction to Cryptocurrency Investment||3||S1|
|BUS 20||General Accounting||3||S1|
|BUS 229||Stock Market Investing||3||S2|