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Blockchain Transforming Business - Cryptoeconomics Program

Blockchain Transforming Business Program

What you will learn:

✓ Gain a broad understanding of blockchain technology

✓ Learn about best practices & application examples in different industries

✓ Work on use cases for your industry

✓ Take the first steps for implementing your own blockchain strategy

Business impact through new technology

Blockchain, Smart Contracts, DAGs, the crypto currency Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto are on everyone's mind - the disruptive side of distributed ledger technology brings innovation to numerous industries and enables new business models.

Assess the potential of blockchain technology for your business

In this program, you will gain a broad understanding of blockchain technology. This will empower you to make better strategic decisions when utilizing this new technology.

The WU Vienna Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics and the Austrian Blockchain Center together with experts from various industries will give you a solid overview on blockchain technology, both from theoretical and practical perspectives. You will obtain an overview of current developments and future trends as well as learn about use cases, best practices, and application examples in different industries.

At the end of the program, you will be able to assess the potential of blockchain technology for your industry and business model, as well as understand the requirements, tools, and first steps for implementing your own blockchain strategy.

Finally, you will receive a certificate from WU Executive Academy as validation of your acquired blockchain expertise.

Structure of the program

Starting with a kickoff-session, the online modules of the program focus on knowledge transfer. In this part, students will learn core and advanced concepts of Blockchain technology over an intensive one-month period. The modules organized as interactive online-live sessions take a technology as well as a business perspective of the technology.

The classroom modules build on the solid knowledge basis gained in the online modules and expands it in selected areas. As in the online part, these modules integrate a technological perspective with a business-oriented perspective on Blockchain with an emphasis on knowledge application.

    • Schedule

      • Kick-off
        Online, February 18, 2021
      • Blockchain - Basics + Blockchain – Advanced Concepts
        Online, February 18, February 25, March 4 and March 11, 2021
      • Designing Use Cases
        Presence, March 20, 2021
      • Programming on the Blockchain
        Presence, March 21, 2021

      Time: 03:30-08:00 pm (CET) on teaching days

    • Target group

      YOU ARE …

      • a progressive thinking manager, business leader, innovator, or analyst responsible for business processes
      • interested in the potentials of blockchain technology
      • aiming at building a solid understanding of blockchain technology
      • looking for possibilities for implementation

      Please note: You should have at least 3 years of work experience and a good command of English (as this is the language of instruction).

    • Program Content

      Module 1: Blockchain - Basics | Online - 1 Day

      • Introduction & Overview 
      • Core Technological Concepts
      • Current Trends
      • Evaluating Corporate Use Cases

      Module 2: Blockchain – Advanced Concepts | Online - 1 Day

      • Major Protocols
      • Advanced Technological Concepts
      • Legal Aspects
      • Blockchain Analytics & Security
      • Use Case Design

      Module 3: Designing Use Cases | 1 Day

      • Use Cases – A Look Behind the Curtain
      • Designing Actual Use Cases
      • Finding the Business Logic
      • Hands-on Sessions

      Module 4: Programming on the Blockchain | 1 Day

      • Introduction into Blockchain Implementations
      • What Does it Take to Code on a Blockchain?
      • Hands-on Sessions
      • Future Directions
    • Certificate

      After completing the course, you will receive a certificate including course details from the WU Executive Academy.


Alexander Eisl

Assistant Professor | Institute for Finance Banking and Insurance | WU Vienna

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Alfred Taudes

Professor | Department of Information Systems and Operations | WU Vienna | Austria

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[Translate to English:] Blockchain - Weiterbildung Kompakt - Stefan Crass

Stefan Crass

Senior Researcher | ABC Research

Matthias Tarasiewicz

Director of the RIAT Institute for Future Cryptoeconomics, Project developer and distributed systems consultant | Expert in Proof-of-Concepts and tech due diligence | Research designer for R+D projects and cutting-edge technologies

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Vinzenz Treytl

Researcher & Lecturer | Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation | WU Vienna

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Upgrade MBA

Would you like to dive deeper into the subject of digitization? Apply for the MBA Digital Transformation & Data Science and attend the program Blockchain and more in the part-time Master of Business Administration. You can also get credit for a continuing education program that has already been completed at WU Executive Academy.

"Digi-Winner" Grant

Did you know that the "Wiener ArbeitnehmerInnen Förderungsfonds (Waff)" is subsidizing this program with the "Digi-Winner" grant of up to € 5,000? More information and conditions on the grant (in German).

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