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#HYF: Trading Digital & Financial Assets

Digitalization is rapidly changing the financial world and global markets allow for real-time trading of all kinds of assets. These financial markets keep on growing rapidly and FinTech is a sector that sees huge investments year after year. In this minor we’ll explore these financial markets and the assets that are traded on these markets. Think of (crypto-)currencies, but also stocks, bonds, derivates and for example gold and silver. We’ll teach you how to analyze markets and assets and ultimately trade and invest these (digital) assets.


· Experts from the field (JP Morgan Chase, European Central Bank, ING, Amplify Trading and more)

· Flexible learning: two days of deepdive lectures per week, in combination with online video lessons

· Opportunity to expand your network through various events with (inter)national guest speakers (inhouse & outhouse events)

· Online communication via Slack (700+ members) to strengthen your network

· Acquire the tools to become a profitable trader in a short period of time!

During the minor we’ll explore the workings of financial markets and discover how we are all part of these markets, whether we are aware of this or not. We’ll discover how we are exposed to certain developments and how we can anticipate and even profit from these developments. We’ll discover analyzing markets, businesses, stocks and cryptocurrencies. At the end of the minor, you will know how to invest capital, protect and trade capital and assets on financial and digital markets.

We’ll have a wide range of specialist from the field. Some entrepreneurs, some working for trading firms and some who have a history related to FinTech and trading and investing. We’ll host exciting lectures by exciting professionals and organize a range of meetups at exciting locations. Communication goes via Slack (700+ members), making it very easy to connect to your peers and other individuals from our network.

After a couple of weeks of theory, you will be participating in a trading competition where you will trade real funds on real markets. This will most likely be cryptocurrencies, due to the ease of access to funds and markets. You’ll learn how to manage and trade capital step-by-step and at the end of the competition prizes will be rewarded to the winners of the group.

After acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills during the competition, participants of this minor will know how to invest, trade, manage risk and manage capital. Next to this, we’ll take a close look at the psychology behind markets and traders. You will learn all about your own behavior in profitable and not so profitable times and you will be trained to recognize certain emotional pitfalls.

Last but not least, this minor will use the KOIOS infrastructure (Initiated by The Hague University,, meaning that lessons will be available online and the physical lectures will be used for deep dives into what you have learned online. KOIOS

enables you to pick flexible routes, assignments, levels and makes education way more personal and social for you! For more general information, visit

Are you curious and do you want to get in touch with us, please contact us via: Ricardo Eradus

Jordi Jansen

Or join the Slack and find us there:


#HYF - This minor is part of the Hacking Your Future concept. Three minors that have joined forces, focusing on teaching you new skills for the future. Your future. More information available on:


Desired competencies. These competencies can be traced back to the professional (domain) competencies for the programme(s) offering the minor. Competencies are always on the university of applied sciences level. For a transfer minor, these competencies should be derived from the academic competency profiles.  


  1. Provide a contribution to the design of the management control system aimed at the management, control and monitoring of an organization, such that the (strategic) goals are achieved.
  2. Selecting and applying appropriate analysis methods aimed at taking the right decisions by an organization.
  3. Finance professionals can translate practical questions in organizations on the basis of a critical analysis into a concrete knowledge need and answer these with practical, feasible advice or designs (e.g. product, process, model), focusing on decision making that leads to improvement or renewal of practical situations .
  4. Finance professionals are advisory. This means, among other things, that they are communicative in word / and writing, also in an international context. Finance professionals are agile because they can reflect on their own actions and their own learning process and can adjust their actions accordingly.

The above are the Finance & Control Program Learning Outcomes (PLO’s) 


Lesson goals: 

LO1: The student is able to understand fundamental as well as technical aspects of trading 

LO2: The students is able to apply trading skills into practice and will be able to actively manage a trading/investing portfolio. 

LO3: The student will learn the fundamentals of financial markets, macro-economic tendencies, their history and their implications on the world economy. 

LO4: The student will be able to analyse the financial results of companies (listed on stock exchanges) 

LO5: The student learns extensive risk and investment management strategies 
LO6: The student will learn to work in a team of traders, collectively and actively managing a portfolio and act as advisors to employers and/or trading/investment funds. 

LO7: The student will learn how to recognize and improve Psychology


Intermediate English. Assignments may be submitted in Dutch (period C – 2019). Prior knowledge is not necessary, the Minor takes students from scratch. Basic knowledge in the form of project management, process control, strategy and IT give the student a possible lead. 


Forms of assessment 

  1. In the lessons, written tests are administered, of which four must be sufficiently completed (> 5.5). If students have not missed more than three lessons and have completed more than four tests: 20 participation points (20%). 
  1. Students will actively manage a trading portfolio in which both theoretical knowledge and practical skills are tested. This part must be completed off  >5.5 as well (50% + competition elements may be applied where preferred). 
  1. Students create a trading strategy paper (or other form) (30%) 


All three parts must at least score higher than the standard >4.5 rule (in THB). Deviation is necessary because, on the one hand, sufficient understanding of each individual component is essential for the overall understanding of trading and managing digital assets and, on the other hand, because the Minor program is offered on a transboundary basis (where possibly other rules apply). 



20% test, 50% port  

30% rep.  

Bonus: n/a 


Required Reading

  • How to Make Money in Stocks – William K. O’Neil   
  • Insider Buy Superstocks – Jesse C. Stine 
  • Thinking Fast & Slow – Daniel Kahneman 
  • Market Wizards – Jack D. Schwager  


Recommended Reading:  

  • KOIOS Slack Channel 
  • Other online trading communities 
  • Tradimo online technical analysis course 


Teaching method(s): 

Blended learning, classical education, individual and team assignments, presentations, portfolio’s and reports.


Study load: 

- Web colleges + tutorials + lectures guest speakers. 

- Intensive contact with industry i.e. advisory report. 

- Application of blended learning where students prepare the material at home and come to class to discuss the material. In addition, the homework assignments for the portfolio are related to the teaching material. 

- We strongly encourage ecosystem learning (on- and offline) via KOIOS.   

- Minor is considered to be intensive, but instructive by students. 

There are three contact moments of each 240 minutes per week. 

One of these will be facilitated by guest lectures and external entities.