Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application

Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Nov 17, 2021–Jan 25, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 6-8 hours/week $3,500
Feb 9–Mar 29, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $3,500
Apr 20–Jun 7, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $3,500
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Tracks

Technology and Operations

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Strategy & Innovation

- Business Analytics

This online program draws on the work of leading MIT faculty and cryptoeconomics expert, Professor Christian Catalini, to examine blockchain technology from an economic perspective. You’ll be offered a foundational overview of how blockchain technology works, in order to demystify the technology and to understand its possibilities and limitations. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll be guided to understand blockchain technology beyond the fundamentals, and to appreciate its application and promise in the context of your own organization.

Blockchain technology has the potential to fundamentally change the way business is conducted, and to transform the foundations of our economic and social systems. Despite its far-reaching potential, there remains a level of uncertainty around blockchain technology and the breadth of its application as an economic catalyst. This program draws on economic theory to offer participants a deep and practical understanding of blockchain technology, and to effectively demonstrate its meaningful capacity for innovation and efficiency in business.

Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application explores parallels between blockchain technology and other general purpose technologies, highlighting its capacity to enable widespread, transformational change. You’ll examine how blockchain technology can cheaply verify, under certain conditions, the attributes of a transaction. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the cost of networking, and learn how blockchain technology can bootstrap and facilitate a marketplace without traditional intermediaries. Using an engaging mix of resources, you’ll be guided to explore the effects of blockchain technology on market power in digital platforms, privacy, and trust.

The program looks toward the future of blockchain technology, exploring its longer-term implications for business and its relationship with other emerging technologies, including AI and IoT. You’ll be offered the opportunity to apply your learnings to your own context, walking away with a proposal for a blockchain-based solution to a problem within your current or future organization.

You will receive a certificate of course completion at the conclusion of this course. You may also be interested in our Executive Certificates which are designed around a central themed track and consist of several courses. Learn more.

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Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Examine blockchain technology through an economic lens
  • Discover the possibilities and limitations of blockchain technology, and evaluate its long-term implications for your business
  • Develop a sound understanding of two key costs significantly lowered by blockchain technology: the cost of verification and the cost of networking
  • Propose a blockchain-based solution to address a business problem within your own context

 

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This program is designed for professionals seeking a deeper knowledge of the impact and applications of blockchain technologies in an economic environment. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to integrate blockchain into your business plan, or you’re in an industry such as retail or finance and wanting to understand the current and future developments of this new technology, this program will be relevant to you.

If you’re working directly within the strategic, operational, or managerial function, this program will equip you with the knowledge necessary to discover opportunities for efficiency and innovation using blockchain technology.

 

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Nov 17, 2021–Jan 25, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 6-8 hours/week $3,500
Feb 9–Mar 29, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $3,500
Apr 20–Jun 7, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $3,500
See More Dates

Tracks

Technology and Operations

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Strategy & Innovation

- Business Analytics

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