“Master in Blockchain & Digital Assets” — A new study program as of 2022

Master in Blockchain and Digital Assets (frankfurt-school.de)

What is the Masters’ program about?

In this seven week block program you will be taught how blockchain builds the infrastructure for future financial markets and how companies can leverage the new technology to provide more security, transparency, efficiency and digitalization. Blockchain technology will be the basic infrastructure for finance and capital markets in the future. This includes crypto assets and enterprise DLT solutions. With this, a transformation of operating cycles, design and development of products and organisational structures can be expected in any business sector. Existing assets will be tokenised, resulting in digital securities, money will be running on blockchain ledgers, crypto assets are now an asset class on their own.

What are the admission requirements?

To be admitted to the blockchain and digital asset Master we require you to have:

  • A first academic degree* (Bachelor, Diploma or equivalent)
  • A minimum of one year of relevant work experience
  • English language skills** (TOEFL — 90 iBT/IELTS 7.0 or equivalent)
  • Successful participation in our admission interview
  • Basic experience in coding/ programming is an advantage

Why do we offer a Masters’ program for blockchain and digital assets?

Blockchain technology not only enables radically new business models, but also enhances legacy systems by reducing down-time, increasing security, and much more. While the momentum at which this technology, and its use-cases, have come to be adopted is unparalleled, there is still much to do. We are moving toward a phase of wide-spread institutional integration and it is becoming clear that blockchain will be the foundational infrastructure for finance and capital markets in the future. This includes crypto assets and enterprise DLT solutions. With this, a transformation of operating cycles, design and development of products and organizational structures can be expected in any business sector. Existing assets will be tokenized, resulting in digital securities, money will be running on blockchain ledgers, crypto assets are now an asset class on their own. Now it is safe to say that this technology is here to stay, and our students will acquire the necessary competencies and technical foundations to manage purpose and IT-driven organizations experiencing financial, digital and business transformation.

What are the highlights of this master?

The curriculum, taught completely in English, not only keeps pace with emerging topics and trends but also offers an excursion to Zurich, Switzerland, one of the most renowned crypto and blockchain hubs worldwide. This will give students the opportunity to discuss and network with industry experts. To gain hands-on experience with Bitcoin, students will be building their own Bitcoin Lightning Node at home to go beyond theoretical understanding of the subject. The smart contract boot camp as one of the weeklong modules further deepens the learnings and prepares students to drive blockchain adoption in their industries regarding products, business operations and new business models. We aim at combining technical and economical understanding. Our lecturers and guest lecturers are experts in their fields and experienced in working with blockchain technology and digital assets. Thanks to the close affiliation with the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center think tank students are offered the possibility for further research and study possibilities, networking, redirection of the student’s career path, and integration into the blockchain space.

About the Frankfurt School & Blockchain Center

The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is an internationally accredited research-oriented business school at university level by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is a think tank and primarily deals with the implications of blockchain technology for companies and the economy. In addition to the development of blockchain prototypes, the center offers a platform for knowledge exchange for decision-makers, startups, technology and industry experts. The center focuses primarily on the areas of banking, energy, mobility and Industry 4.0.
Further information: www.fs-blockchain.de

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