6 weeks, excluding
5-8 hours per week,
Earn an MIT Sloan
A deeper understanding of the capabilities and limitations of blockchain technology, enabling you to assess which business problems it can solve.
A framework for a blockchain-based strategy that addresses a challenge within your own business context.
Knowledge of how blockchain powers applications like bitcoin and other token-based initiatives, guided by cryptoeconomics expert Christian Catalini.
Module 1: An Introduction to Blockchain Technology
Test hypotheses for business problems that may require blockchain technology.
Module 2: Bitcoin and the Curse of the Double-Spending Problem
Evaluate bitcoin (and its consensus model) as a specific application of blockchain technology that solves a meaningful problem.
Module 3: Costless Verification: Blockchain Technology and the Last Mile Problem
Recommend solutions to the last mile problem using blockchain technology and suitable, complementary technology.
Module 4: Bootstrapping Network Effects Through Blockchain Technology and Cryptoeconomics
Deduce the economic consequences of a reduction in two key costs enabled by blockchain technology.
Module 5: Using Tokens to Design New Types of Digital Platforms
Counterbalance benefits and costs for a business adding a token to its ecosystem.
Module 6: The Future of Blockchain Technology, AI, and Digital Privacy
Propose a blockchain-based solution to address a business problem within your own context.
Vice President, The Building Group, Inc
“This was my first experience with an online course and the platform exceeded my expectations. As the topic was completely new to me, all of the content was valuable and very challenging. The class discussions were terrific and substantially increased the value of the course for me. I took this course to facilitate a career change and I have high expectations that it will open doors. The support network was very helpful.”
Get recognized for your knowledge when you earn a certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world's leading business schools.1 This program also counts towards an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate, which you can earn upon completion of four programs; three from your chosen certificate track and one completed in-person.
1 Bloomberg (Nov, 2018).
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