Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are driving innovation and competitive advantage for companies in many industries and settings.
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based financial systems regulate trillions of dollars in assets and facilitate trillions in economic transactions. In the future, blockchain technology could radically transform the role that businesses, institutions, and governments play in our world.
Drawing on the expertise of Oxford faculty and industry leaders, this program provides an understanding of this transformative technology. Created specifically for busy executives, the program provides highly relevant and knowledge-rich content and frameworks that will help participants embed blockchain technology into business strategy in a sustainable and inclusive way.
Delivered in partnership with online learning provider Esme Learning, you’ll become part of a community, learning together through a dedicated online campus.
Upon completion of this program, you will walk away with:
- An understanding of how cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology work, the connection between technology choices, and their impact on business models and consumers.
- Frameworks and methodologies to analyze and articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of blockchain technology in a business environment.
- Practical considerations on regulation, compliance and governance.
- Experience of transformations in various sectors, including finance, telecommunications, energy, entertainment and government.
- Information from leaders in AI and fintech startups, large financial institutions, investment firms and governments, as well as an expanded global professional network.
- Access to the official Oxford Executive Education alumni group on LinkedIn.
An overview of the program, the next-generation AI platform used to deliver it, and the community of fellow innovators and leaders.
Welcome to your online campus.
Applications to join the program will be accepted until the end of the orientation module.
Fundamentals: Blockchain protocols, networks and cryptocurrencies
Examine the basics of how a blockchain protocol works, including what a protocol is, where cryptocurrencies fit in, models for consensus among network participants, the tradeoffs inherent in these designs, and more.
Opportunity: Use Cases Across Industries
In the module, students will continue to explore the applications of blockchain technology by examining specific examples of blockchain use cases across a variety of industries and lenses, including business models and metrics. commercials, and how companies can monetize a specific use. cases.
Landscape – The Blockchain Ecosystem and Applications
In this module, students will gain an understanding of the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem by examining the various stakeholders that make up the global community. of the blockchain and their respective roles, incentives, organizational dynamics, competitive dynamics among stakeholders, and the differences between various emerging sectors of this industry.
Challenges: Legal, Regulatory, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Other Considerations
You will explore how securities, data, privacy, antitrust and tax laws affect the use of blockchain technology. You will examine the regulatory landscapes of blockchain technology in different parts of the world and learn how to address environmental, social and corporate governance opportunities and challenges with this new technology.
How to Assess and Articulate a Business Case for Blockchain Technology
Assess the benefits and risks of bringing blockchain technology to an organization and describe a business case for blockchain applications.
Advice for entrepreneurs and the future
Advice and guidance for entrepreneurs looking to launch disruptive innovations and we look to the future of digital disruption. It will examine what the future of regulation will be for these technologies and how that may affect their disruptive power. You will also explore what the world would be like if entrepreneurial thinking were embraced.
The Thinking Behind the Program
This program is based on combining Oxford’s rigorous theoretical strategic frameworks, with a variety of blockchain practitioners from around the world. The learning is structured around group work on a blockchain use case and focuses on extensive use of showcases to guide participants through the latest strategies and successful experiences taking place in this emerging field.
To achieve learning objectives, Oxford is able to convene a powerful range of collaborators from world-leading data scientists, as well as a range of practicing entrepreneurs, technologists and financiers from multiple sectors.