A Korean based business school —”ASSIST” has recently made it known that it now offers a master’s degree programme built around blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. The course is titled— Crypto MBA. The programme is expected to last one-and-half years and the scope of work includes Ethereum, Bitcoin, crypto funds, smart contracts, Dapp planning, game theory and how to write persuasive whitepapers.
“ASSIST” to offer Crypto MBA
According to Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies which is also known as “ASSIST”, the new course is built around subjects such as: crypto economics, the blockchain, and token economy courses under the concept of crypto-economy, technology, and business.
Furthermore, the school claims to be the first to start a crypto focused MBA program for a business school. It confirmed this a statement which reads: “The mission of Assist business school’s Crypto MBA program is to remedy the lack of academic research and systematic education currently available in the industry, despite a high level of social interest in the blockchain and cryptocurrency.”
Since 2004, the school have been offering masters and doctorate degrees in business administration and according to the school’s website, the school also ranks as the number one graduate school for business administration. The post also made it known that big companies such as KT, Doosan Infracore, Korea Electric Power, and LG Electronics frequently make use of its courses.
The Crypto MBA Course Syllabus
The Crypto MBA course syllabus comprises of Ethereum, smart contract, Bitcoin, EOS, cryptology, deep learning and system dynamics mechanisms. The cryptoeconomics syllabus, however, consists of micro and macroeconomics, digital currency studies, theory and mechanism design, and behavioural economics. Also, the students are to study digital financial accounting, digital marketing strategies, management mechanisms, strategies statistics, crypto funds, strategies for writing persuasive white papers, and Dapp planning.
Meanwhile, the South Korean government is presently considering adding more crypto regulations after its implementation of the real-name system earlier this year.