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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, October 7, 2021, beginning 02:00 pm
      • Blockchain - Basics  +  Blockchain - Advanced Concepts
        Online, October 7, October 14, October 28 and November 4, 2021
        each day from 02:00 pm - 06:30 pm
      • Designing Use Cases
        WU Executive Academy, November 19, 2021, from 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
      • Programming on the Blockchain
        WU Executive Academy, November 20, 2021, from 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    • 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

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

      Module 2: Blockchain – Advanced Concepts

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

      Module 3: Designing Use Cases

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

      Module 4: Programming on the Blockchain

      • 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.


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

Stefan Craß

Senior Researcher | ABC Research

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Florian Ebner

Florian Ebner

Researcher & Lecturer | Institute for Business Law | WU Vienna

Alexander Eisl

CSO | ABC Research

Lecturer | Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance | WU Vienna

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Bernhard Haslhofer

Bernhard Haslhofer

Senior Scientist | AIT Austrian Institute of Technology,

Leader Crypto Finance Research Group | Complexity Hub Vienna

Eva Kühn

Eva Kühn

Professor | Institute of Information Systems Engineering | Compilers and Languages Group | TU Wien

Andreas Ramprecht

Andreas Ramprecht

Researcher | ABC Research

Robert Schwertner


Matthias Tarasiewicz

Director of the RIAT Institute for Future Cryptoeconomics

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Alfred Taudes

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

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Vinzenz Treytl

Senior Researcher | ABC Research

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

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Edgar Weippl

Edgar Weippl

Research Director | SBA Research

Professor | Research Group Security and Privacy | Faculty of Computer Sciences | University of Vienna

Fast-track your MBA journey

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

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

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