MBA IN BLOCKCHAIN
AND ECONOMICS OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES

E-learning

 

FOR ADMISSIONS:

Phone :+39 06 94800183
Email : info@linkinternational.eu

 

Requirements: Bachelor of Art Degree or equivalent
Attendance: online
Duration: 100 hours; 3 additional modules of 30 hours each
Starts: 31th March 2019
Language: English

Tuition Fee: EUR 2.900,00; each additional module – EUR 1.000,00
Pre-regestration Fee: EUR 1.000,00 (for non-EU students); EUR 500,00 (for EU students)

 

MASTER REFERENCE FRAMEWORK

Financial techniques and digital technology are progressively merging; this leads on the one hand to a progressive distribution of monetary power among a multiplicity of players at a sub-state level, and on the other hand by introducing innovative ways of obtaining financial resources; methods that go beyond national barriers and formal processes imposed both by state legislations and by operative formulas that, in the contexts examined, need to be reformulated at a company level. Moreover, decentralising data processing is opening new boundaries that couldn’t be identified before, both regarding the potential for intersectorial developments, and for the creation of a new level of freedom in history for the human being.

In this rapidly evolving environment it is necessary to introduce a new approach to the study of the subject combining the technical study and the development of programming skills with an economic approach and at an interdisciplinary level, starting from a general macroeconomic perspective, and then focusing on the intermediate level represented by the company, moving to consider the potential development of blockchain in the security, public administration and intelligence sectors and then evaluate the legal and privacy aspects.

A second part of the course is dedicated specifically to the technical aspects of blockchain, to its operational taxonomy and to the programming of smart contracts, culminating with an internship for the realisation of a widespread blockchain system for saving academic and curriculum data of students, a practical example of application of the technology itself.

RECIPIENTS

Professional enrichment is especially directed to:

  • those who operate in the finance and bank sectors, who are willing to enrich their level of expertise;
  • professional traders, for a deeper knowledge of the virtual currency sector, markets and operational possibilities;
  • company managers, who want to implement blockchain technology in their companies, understanding its applicability and potentials, from CEOs to middle management;
  • professionals, interested to deepen their knowledge and implement advanced technologies;
  • experts in the logistics sector, to study ad hoc solutions for their;
  • company data managers, who want to study new solutions combining current law transfer and control;
  • auditing/legal sector professionals, to deepen their knowledge and to respond appropiately to the requests of advanced technology sector;
  • fresh graduated, who want to specialise and add to their CV something of interest to hi-tech companies and the blockchain sector.

PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES

The acquisition of specific knowledge in the field of advanced finance will be particularly profitable for those who:

  • want to get closer to the Fintech world, which is currently in great expansion, from a professional point of view;
  • intend to propose themselves in the financial world for their own knowledge of the performance of the crypto currencies markets, whose modality and volatility are not very comparable with ordinary financial markets;
  • desire to study new interdisciplinary approaches that cross new technologies with the traditional economic or administrative sectors.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

prof. Piergiorgio Valente
prof. Antonio Maria Rinaldi
prof. Fabio Lugano
prof. Marco Biagetti
prof. Bepi Pezzulli
prof. Vincenzo Vespri

ACADEMIC

prof. Antonio Maria Rinaldi
prof. Piergiorgio Valente
prof. Fabio Lugano
prof. Marco Biagetti
prof. Marcello Bussi
prof. Bepi Pezzulli
prof. Vincenzo Vespri
ChainSide

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In order to be admitted to the selection test, candidates must have at least a three-year Degree (Laurea) or a higher level degree (Laurea Specialistica, Magistrale o di vecchio Ordinamento) gained in a University of the Italian system or in another equivalent higher institute, or of any equivalent qualification obtained at a University, including foreign, provided that the same is legally recognised in Italy.

Candidates holding an academic qualification obtained abroad must have the Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco of the qualification obtained, issued by the competent Italian diplomatic or consular representation of the country in which they obtained the qualification.

All the above requirements must be possessed and certified before the expiration date of the University call, under penalty of exclusion from the selection test of the Master.

TEACHING METHODOLOGIES

The MBA includes the use of Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment), a modular, dynamic, object-oriented learning environment. Moodle is an e-learning platform, an educational tool that supports traditional classroom teaching and allows the teacher to publish and to make teaching materials accessible to students, to convey communications, to publish information about the course and its lectures, to administer tasks/exercises, tests and more with access and use entirely on the web.

Moodle is the e-learning platform chosen by Link Campus University because it is the most widespread all over the world and, in particular, in academic and scholastic institutions. More than 1150 organisations from different sectors, in 80 countries around the world, have installed the Moodle platform in order to better manage e-learning activities. In this regard, Moodle is used by many educational institutions and universities in Italy, as well as by our University for the large community that has been created in the world, a guarantee of continuous updating and functional enrichment of the platform itself.

DURATION OF THE COURSE AND COURSE ATTENDANCY

The MBA is a one-year programme. Lectures will start on 31th March 2019.

Attendance to lectures is through e-learning, with 100 hours of teaching on the Moodle platform of Link Campus University.

Students will be awarded with 60 CFU (Credito Formativo Universitario)/ECTS, as follows:
35 CFU/ECTS on-line teaching
25 CFU/ECTS final dissertation

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

  • UNIT 1: starting 31th March 2019
  • UNIT 2: starting 26st April 2019
  • UNIT 3: starting 31th May 2019
  • FINAL DISSERTATION: starting 28st June 2019

 

TEACHING LANGUAGE AND ATTENDANCE TO LECTURES

Lectures will be held in English language. All students will receive a username and password to access the e- learning platform through the University website https://master.unilink.it/blockchain/.

All teaching material will be published on the e-learning platform.

The title MBA in Blockchain and Economics of Cryptocurrencies will be awarded after passing with profit the following academic elements:

  • Part a – an evaluation test for every UNIT;
  • Part b – final dissertation

PROGRAMME

UNIT 1

The Logic Behind Blockchain And Cryptcurrencies (13 CFU)

hours
  • Introduction
  • Blockchain: The Logic Behind It And The Main Challenges
  • Cryptocurrencies: Tassonomy And Functional analysis

UNIT 2

Blockchain Legal Fiscal And Financial Environment (12 CFU)

hours
  • Legal And Fiscal International Features Of Blockchain And Cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptocurrency Financial Markets, Rules And Behaviours
  • Communicating In Blockchain Projects And Icos: The Traditional And Social Aspects

UNIT 3

Module Major 1 (10 CFU)

hours
  • Introduction To Bitcoin Ed Ethereum Blockchain
  • Smart Contract In Bitcoin
  • Smart Contract In Ethereum
  • Practice

Module Major 2 (10 CFU)

hours
  • Introduction To Bitcoin Ed Ethereum Blockchain
  • Data Management Via Blockchain
  • Blockchain And Tracking
  • Practice

Module Major 3 (10 CFU)

hours
  • Introduction To Bitcoin Ed Ethereum Blockchain
  • Payment Via Bitcoin And Ethereum
  • Lightning Network
  • Examples And Practice

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