Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Oxford Digital Assets Certification

Future-proof your business by learning blockchain strategy and cyber security leadership essentials

TOTAL PRICE
​​£2,115

*Please use your Standard Chartered Bank email address when registering

Length:

7.5 weeks

CPD Credits:

60

Effort:

7-10 hours per week, self-paced online learning

Oxford Digital Assets Certification

Future-proof your business by learning blockchain strategy and cyber security leadership essentials

COMBINED PRICE FOR BOTH PROGRAMMES
£2,115

*Please use your Standard Chartered Bank email address when registering.

PRICE
£2,155 with code

Payment Options

Length:

7.5 weeks

CPD Credits:

60 Credits

Effort:

7-10 hours per week, self-paced online learning

A Unique Opportunity

In today’s fast-paced digital ecosystem, blockchain technology and cyber security are critical for staying ahead of the competition and protecting your business. Standard Chartered Bank employees are invited to participate in two world-class online programmes from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and earn an Oxford digital assets certification:


Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme
6 weeks of collaborative online learning

 

  • Learn how to develop strategic frameworks for blockchain projects that create real value for your organisation.
  • Work with a small team on real-world assignments and a capstone project.
  • Participate in discussions with and receive feedback from live tutors, who are subject matter experts.
  • Join two live sessions, where you will meet some of the professors and industry experts featured in the programme.

Oxford Cyber Security Briefing for Business Leaders
1.5 weeks of self-paced online learning

 

  • Learn how to assess a business’s cyber security needs, identify and respond to cyber threats, and help your company get cyber fit.
  • Access guest lectures from Oxford faculty and industry experts at your own pace.
  • Actively build knowledge and skills from interactive questions and quizzes.
  • Immediately apply your knowledge to your work with real-world scenarios and case-studies.

Both programmes also give you access to a next-gen learning platform and a success manager who will make sure you're getting everything out of your learning experience.

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Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme Curriculum


Blockchain technology promises to revolutionise business by making digital assets cheaper, faster and safer to move and store. The global blockchain market is growing at lightning speed, and will reach $19 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 69.3%.

Module O: Orientation

An overview of the program, the next-generation AI platform used to deliver it, and the community of fellow innovators and leaders.

Module 1: Fundamentals: Blockchain Protocols, Networks, and Cryptocurrencies

Examine the basics of cryptocurrencies, blockchain protocols and the open-source software ecosystem.

Module 2: Opportunity: Use Cases Across Industries

Explore blockchain technology applications and learn how to monetise them using traditional and emerging business models.

Module 3: Landscape: The Blockchain Ecosystem and Applications

Analyse the global blockchain stakeholders and their respective roles, incentives and organisational and competitive dynamics.

Module 4: Challenges: Legal, Regulatory, ESG, and Other Considerations

Learn how global securities, data, privacy, anti-trust and tax laws impact the use of blockchain technology.

Module 5: Strategy: How to Evaluate and Articulate a Business Case for Blockchain Technology

Evaluate the risks and benefits of blockchain adoption, explore financing for blockchain projects and outline a business case for a blockchain solution.

Module 6: Looking Forward: What the Future Holds

Analyse the entrepreneurial mindset of applying blockchain technology in the future.

Oxford Cyber Security Briefing for Business Leaders Curriculum


With data, currency and personal information increasing every day, cyber criminals have made hacking and phishing into big business. By 2025, the cost of cyber crime could reach $10.5 trillion globally – or $1.2 billion per hour.

Unit 1:

Learn how to get cyber “fit,” manage “smart” vs. “careless” risk, and integrate cyber into organisational culture.

Unit 2:

Understand business assets through detecting cyber vulnerabilities, addressing cyber threats and predicting cyber impact.

Unit 3:

Become fluent in attack taxonomy such as malware, ransomware and denial of service, and learn MITRE ATT&CK frameworks and indicators of compromise.

Unit 4:

Analyse cyber security control orchestration by learning the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Center for Internet Security (CIS) Top 20 Controls.

Unit 5:

Dissect the relationship among cyber crime, cyber security and cryptocurrencies by learning decentralised finance and distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Unit 6:

Anticipate implications for your organisation: learn how to translate your knowledge into immediate action and keep up with cyber security developments.

Oxford Faculty


Martin Schmalz,

Programme Director, Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme

Professor of Finance and Economics, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Martin is a tenured Professor of Finance and Economics at Saïd Business School, where he currently teaches an elective for Oxford’s MBAs, MFEs, and MLFs on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Finance. Martin’s research expertise includes entrepreneurship, corporate finance and governance, behavioural finance and asset pricing, and various studies of the asset management industry.

Martin has co-authored the book, The Business of Big Data: How to Create Lasting Value in the Age of AI and contributed to a range of global publications. Martin’s research on how the ownership structure of firms affects firm behaviour and market outcomes has affected policy-making and antitrust enforcement worldwide.

Meltem Demirors ,

Programme Director, Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme

Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares 

Meltem is an expert in digital asset investing with significant experience in accelerating growth and acceptance of the asset class. At CoinShares, a publicly listed (Nasdaq Nordic $CS) digital asset investment firm with $5 billion in assets under management, she leads investment and corporate strategy.

She is a founding member and Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Cryptocurrency Council, and works closely with organisations across the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Meltem was integral to the growth of Digital Currency Group, the world’s largest digital asset investment firm, and previously worked in the oil and gas industry in corporate treasury, trading, and M&A.

 

Sadie Creese,

Programme Director, Oxford Cyber Security Briefing for Business Leaders

Professor of Cyber Security,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Oxford

Sadie Creese is a global subject matter expert on operational aspects of cyber security including threat detection, risk assessment and security architectures. She is the founding Director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the Oxford Martin School where she conducts research into what constitutes national cyber security capacity. She was also the founding Director of Oxford’s Cyber Security network and a member of the World Economic Forum’s cyber security Centre’s Strategic Advisory Board. Prior to returning to academia, she worked as a cybersecurity expert for the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Sadie has a DPhil in Computer Science, an MSc in Computation and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Philosophy.

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