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Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme
March 29, 2023
Registration closes
April 4, 2023
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Length: 6 weeks
Language: English
Effort: 7-10 hours per week, self-paced online learning
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Why study blockchain strategy?
Whether working in a larger organisation, building a new venture, or exploring a career change, this programme is designed to help students:

  • Understand how cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are driving innovation and competitive advantage for companies in various industries and environments
  • Feel empowered to analyse and articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of blockchain technology in a business setting
  • Consider the economic, technical, political, and environmental implications of blockchain strategy
“Blockchain technology and open blockchain networks promise to revolutionize how we conduct any kind of transaction. While decentralized public blockchain applications are thriving, permissioned enterprise blockchain projects are moving slowly in their adoption. This programme frames two strategic questions for executives, entrepreneurs, and innovators to help build their blockchain strategy: 1) Is the blockchain right for my organization and its challenges? 2) What are the best ways for our organization to implement? By understanding the fundamentals of blockchain technology, the market landscape and use cases, our learners will have the tools and frameworks to build business strategies in sustainable, inclusive ways.”
Martin Schmalz
Professor of Finance and Economics,
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Is this programme right for you?

You will benefit from this programme if you are:

  • A professional looking for deeper knowledge about the impact and applications of blockchain technologies in a business environment

  • An entrepreneur looking to integrate blockchain into your business strategy

  • Working with strategic, operational or managerial functions seeking opportunities for innovation

  • Intellectually curious and motivated and in the midst of, or aspiring towards, a career transition or looking for future-fit skills in financial tech or banking

Programme content
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Module 1: Fundamentals: Blockchain Protocols, Networks, and Cryptocurrencies Module arrow
Module 2: Opportunity: Use Cases Across Industries Module arrow
Module 3: Landscape: The Blockchain Ecosystem and Applications Module arrow
Module 4: Challenges: Legal, Regulatory, ESG, and Other Considerations Module arrow
Module 5: Strategy: How to Evaluate and Articulate a Business Case for Blockchain Technology Module arrow
Module 6: Looking Forward: What the Future Holds Module arrow
What you will gain
  1. Proof of knowledge through the prestigious Certificate of Completion issued by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  2. A powerful professional network from building connections with a global cohort of leaders, influencers and programme participants
  3. Coveted industry knowledge from market-driven curriculum designed and delivered to the standard of an elite academic institution
  4. Acquisition and retention of new skills supported by an AI-driven learning platform, individual and team-based programming, and individual success coaching
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Academic Director
Professor of Finance and Economics, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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Programme Director
Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares
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How you will learn:
  • Digital videos or audio content, augmented by material created exclusively for the course
  • Quizzes and exercises designed specifically to help you understand and retain new information
  • Dialogue with expert instructors and your peers via discussion forums and small group sessions
  • Simulations and other carefully crafted interactions to provide an engaging learning experience
  • Real-life examples that place information in context to help you understand how the concepts delivered in the programme material can be applied to your work environment
  • AI coaching to improve your and your team’s collaboration
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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 course, this course is not for you.
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