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Emerging Innovation in Finance

This course covers a variety of topics that are not only innovative, but also have wide ranging applications. The course covers three main topics: Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies in general and Bitcoin in particular, and Crowdfunding.

Different aspects of emerging innovations in finance will be explored, discussed and evaluated. Some of the main contents include:

  • Basics of Blockchain Technology.
  • Applications and Future of Blockchain technology.
  • How Blockchain can be used to lower barriers to entry and create new & vibrant eco-system.
  • What are cryptocurrencies, mechanism to value crypto assets, and ICOs.
  • Basics of crypto mining, trading, and exchange platforms.
  • Why crowdfunding is better and efficient way to raise money.
  • Why to use one platform over the other, why to use one form of crowdfunding over others.
  • How Crowdfunding differs from angel investors and venture capitalists.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.

General:

Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.

Lecturer

Abhay Kaushik

akaushik@radford.edu

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Abhay Kaushik is Associate Professor in Finance at Radford University, USA. His research is focused on financial institutions mainly analyzing different aspects of actively managed mutual funds.