Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management is now offering an online program about blockchain for $3500. The six-week course entitled “Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application” is self-paced and online.
According to the course brochure, the program will “equip you with the knowledge to understand the business applications of blockchain technology, and the confidence to discover opportunities for problem solving and innovation.”
The program will be based on the work of leading MIT faculty and crypto economics expert, Professor Christian Catalini, and will be focused on examining the blockchain technology from an economic perspective.
Aside from Catalini, the learners also have the opportunity to learn from faculty members and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge. They include Catherine Tucker, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and Marketing, Silvio Micali, Ford Professor of Engineering, Roberto Rigobon, Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and Professor of Applied Economics, Eryk Brynjolfsson, Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and Neha Narula, Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab.
Over the course of the entire program, the learner will be provided with a foundational overview of how blockchain technology works. They will also be guided in understanding blockchain technology beyond the fundamentals, to its applications and promise to the context of each of their organizations.
The target audience of the program are those who are a) seeking understanding of blockchain technology and its long-term implications for business, b) wanting to unlock opportunities using blockchain technology and c) looking to validate their understanding of blockchain technology with a certificate of completion from MIT Sloan.
The technical requirements of the course include a current email account, an access to a computer with internet and a PDF Reader. The course could take up to 5-8 hours, depending on the lifestyle of the learner.
Those who wish to register must complete a 3-step registration process and must register on or before October 23, 2018. As for payment options, the registrant may pay the tuition fee full before the course starts, or they may choose to pay in a two-part payment plan. They may pay via credit card, debit card, bank deposit or electronic fund transfer only.