Many higher educational institutes and organizations embraced blockchain technology and crypto assets based courses in their curriculums. The idea of educating these subjects is implemented in order to spread awareness for the cryptocurrency.
The Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies, a major business school based in South Korea has recently announced that it will now offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program focused on the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries. The six-month MBA program will teach the method to write persuasive whitepapers, along with providing knowledge of the crypto market and blockchain technology.
A spokesperson from the university explained the aim of the new MBA program. He stated, “The mission of Assist business school’s Crypto MBA program is to remedy the lack of academic research and systematic education currently available in the industry, despite a high level of social interest in the blockchain and cryptocurrency.” The university, which is also known as Assist announced the update on Friday.
Further, it claims that it has “launched the world’s first crypto MBA course for a business graduate school.” The business school has been offering master’s degrees and doctorate degrees in business administration since 2004. As the website of the institute says, the school “has been evaluated as the no. 1 graduate school for business administration.”
In the announcement, it also gives details about the curriculum. The announcement states, “The curriculum includes Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contract, cryptology, EOS, deep learning and system dynamics mechanisms.” the course also includes digital currency studies, macroeconomics, behavioral economics and theory on currency finance, microeconomics, game theory and mechanism design.
The program is designed in a way that students will learn strategic statistics, management mechanisms, digital financial accounting, digital marketing strategies etc.
While the institute in South Korea is implementing the new emerging technology, the government there is working on additional crypto regulatory measures. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have been banned in the country.
Apart from the South Korean Business school, several business schools across the world have added crypto-based courses, such as Stanford Graduate School of Business, Georgetown University Mcdonough School of Business and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. These leading schools “are expanding classes in digital currency and blockchain to keep up with demand from students and their future employers.” according to CNBC.