Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Blockchain Innovation in Digital Assets Programme

Leverage technology to win the future of finance.

Apply now to be among the first to receive a notification when dates are announced.

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Blockchain Innovation in Digital Assets Programme

Leverage technology to win the future of finance.

Apply now to be among the first to receive a notification when dates are announced.

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Blockchain Innovation in Digital Assets Programme

Leverage technology to win the future of finance.

Time Commitment:
6 Weeks, 7-10 hours per week

Location:
Collaborative Online Learning

Date:
TBD

Why Study Blockchain Innovation in Digital Assets?


With the cryptocurrency market at $2-3 trillion and Bitcoin adoption surging worldwide, blockchain technology has already laid the foundation of the future of finance. Next up in the innovation cycle are digital assets – digital representations of real-world things of value, like contracts and certificates – that come with the highest levels of security and accuracy and can be transferred between peers without intermediaries. Powered by blockchain’s revolutionary decentralised ledgers and cryptographic algorithms, digital assets are already being leveraged by supply chain companies to cut costs and save time, and by individual investors to unlock previously gated opportunities in finance and real estate – use cases that prove massive potential in any industry and for any business that keeps records and relies on transactions. Currently valued at over US $239 billion, the global digital assets market is poised to skyrocket as blockchain-based applications create faster, safer and cheaper ways of doing business.

In this six-week online programme, at the world-renowned and cutting-edge University of Oxford, corporate innovators, business leaders and blockchain-curious professionals learn the tools to harness digital assets for business success. Whether that involves building new business arms for digital assets or integrating them into existing business models, organisations must understand the requirements for creating and servicing the lifecycle of digital assets. To stay competitive, businesses must understand decentralisation, the built-in feature of the distributed technologies underlying digital assets, as well as the economics of blockchain, the tokenisation of tangible and intangible assets and the regulatory landscape of cryptocurrencies. To capitalise on the cresting wave of global financial services disruption, business leaders and innovators must develop a digital assets strategy that leverages new technological infrastructure and systems for real business value.


Is This Programme Right for You?


This programme is for corporate innovators – leaders of finance, information, operations and business development – looking to stay ahead of the next wave of digital disruption. In the programme, busy executives will learn the foundational tools for innovating with digital assets to secure their business models and exploit new growth opportunities. The programme will help them understand how the fast-moving technology and resulting economics of the blockchain revolution are creating the future of capital markets. Those in professional services – software, legal, sales, consulting, management – will gain unique insights into both the precariousness of and opportunities for their firms and clients in the digital assets future. Blockchain developers and engineers eager to leverage their skills and projects for business success also stand to greatly benefit from the programme.

What You Will Learn


  • Comprehensive understanding of the full spectrum of the digital asset ecosystem (crypto commodities, NFTS, security tokens) and its business applications (smart contracts, supply chain tracking, digital identity).
  • Nuanced insights into the disruptive power of the blockchain revolution for financial services and capital markets.
  • Expertise on decentralisation, the built-in feature of the distributed technologies underlying digital assets.
  • Tools and skills to develop a digital assets strategy that keeps your business ahead of the disruption and exploits it for opportunities.

Future dates for this programme are to be confirmed.

The Esme Way


Collaborative AI-enhanced learning

We teach executives as they work — in cross-functional teams. Learners participate in interactive simulations and team projects which reinforce applied learning and enhance collaboration and complex problem-solving skills. If you are looking for an individually-paced programme, this programme is not for you.