The Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies has announced that it will be offering a new master’s degree program devoted to both blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
The degree will offer students educational courses in blockchain technology, crypto-economics, and token sourcing.
The school is also claiming this degree program as the first MBA blockchain certification for any business graduate school.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen well known schools launch degrees and courses for blockchain. A while back, we reported that UCLA was doing something similar and launching seminars along with college credited courses for the blockchain space. New York University (NYU), for example, has been offering a course entitled “Law and Business of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies” since the fall of 2014. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is currently in the process of developing its own cryptocurrency. It also offers two separate blockchain courses entitled “Blockchain Fundamentals” and “Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains and Applications.”
This is the first time we’ve seen a MBA program in blockchain though.
The school has also stated that students interested in the degree program will be required to take specific courses dealing with Bitcoin, Ethereum and EOS. Students will also be tested on general cryptology, deep learning, smart contracts capabilities and system dynamics mechanisms.
The crypto-economics division of the degree program will consist primarily of microeconomics, macroeconomics, theories on current financial trends, behavioral economics, game theory and mechanism designs.
Courses in management mechanisms, strategic statistics, digital marketing strategies, digital financial accounting, dApp planning, crypto funds and whitepaper composition (for students interested in creating their own altcoins or blockchain projects) must also be completed. This includes a brief course on smart contracts.
Education is a powerful sign that blockchain is becoming mainstream, but what’s even more important to see is how employers will think about this degree. Will they accept it and will students be interested in taking the courses to complete a MBA in blockchain.