Overview

As the first blockchain degree offered in Korea, Seoul Business School's AI Crypto MBA fills the gap for research on cryptocurrency and token economy systems. Blockchain is the most in-demand technology skill of 2020 and top blockchain-recruiters include IBM, Oracle, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Amazon, and American Express. This program is for professionals to acquire the expertise needed to be at the forefront of digital currency innovation in positions such as token economist, chief digital currency officer, crypto strategist, crypto investor and token economy designer. Comprehensive training covers FinTech, cryptocurrencies, blockchain distributed ledger technology, game theory, big data techniques, computer programming, legal and regulatory issues, monetary and financial systems, machine learning for data analytics and opportunities for new business startups. aSSIST University has offered this program since 2018.

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Curriculum

To fulfill the requirements for the this AI Crypto MBA degree, participants must successfully complete studies worth 36 credits. Studies include 33 course credits and a white paper or startup business plan (3 credits). The MBA can be completed in 1.5 years. The program has a modular structure and follows a two-week learning cycle. Courses are delivered on Fridays 18:30~22:20 and Saturdays, 08:30~17:20.

COMPONENT
MODULES
CREDITS
Courses
22
33
White Paper or Blockchain Startup Business Plan
2
3
TOTAL
24
36
Note: One module is comprised of total 24 hours (1.5 credits per module).

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Study in Seoul

South Korea’s crypto craze has morphed into a blockchain boom.

Studying at aSSIST in Korea gives students the opportunity to experience one of the world’s most forward thinking cities, which had one of the world's largest bitcoin and ethereum markets. Though markets for cryptocurrencies have since fallen, there are new projects underway to bring services built on blockchain platforms into the lives of almost every Korean. Seoul is a hub for outstanding tech talent and innovative blockchain startups like Ground X and ICON who are backed by heavyweights like Naver and Kakao. And in the government sector, the Seoul metropolitan government has unveiled a five-year-plan that includes investments worth over $150 million to support the city's position as an global blockchain hub.

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Admissions

The application period for studies beginning in the Fall to the AI Crypto MBA is available until August 17, 2020. You are eligible to apply if you meet the criteria listed below. Start your electronic application by clicking the "apply online" button.

Eligibility

Bachelors Degree

Undergraduate (or expected graduate) degree from an accredited college or university.

Documents

  • Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose Form
  • Certificate of Graduation
  • Transcript
  • Certificate of Work Experience
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official English Proficiency Test Certificate (TOEIC score above 700)
  • Passport Size Photos
  • Copy of Passport
  • Document Submission Form

Fees

Application Fee

30,000 won

Enrollment Fee

700,000

Tuition

9,700,000 won per semester

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