MBA Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
The MBA Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies provides an up-to-date overview of blockchain technologies, covering their applications across multiple sectors, and exploring their dynamics with regard to critical aspects such as development needs, regulations, investments, marketing and real-life applications. The aim of this programme is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how blockchain functions today, alongside an appreciation of the infrastructure and requirements that underpin it.
By the end of the course, students will be able to draw upon a solid background of blockchain fundamentals. This will allow them to leverage applications across both the private and public sectors, and to supervise the development and delivery of cryptocurrecy business, investment and transactions in the space.
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MFHEA License 009-2020
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MFHEA License 009-2020
|Public and Private Blockchains: Infrastructure, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts and NFTs||12|
|“SWOT Analysis” of Blockchain Technology||12|
|Basics of Business Administration and Business Innovation: Use Cases||12|
|Blockchain Frameworks and Token Standards||12|
|Capstone Project – Final Essay||30|
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Blockchain Fundamentals (12 ECTS)
This module exposes students to a solid and well-structured introduction to blockchain and its key components, including understanding the strengths and weaknesses of blockchain technologies. Each of these will be analysed both in depth and with a practical focus that addresses interconnectivity between the moving parts of blockchain, creating a clear understanding of the technology and its uses.
Public and Private Blockchains: Infrastructure, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts and NFTs (12 ECTS)
In this module students assess the different types of blockchains and their applications as well as how these are built via the means of smart contracts. Students will analyse both public and private chains by using real life examples in both the government and corporate space. This module will also cover the history of cryptocurrencies; the original bitcoin white paper; and the evolution of financial demand that created new chains over time, leading to the use of smart contracts for NFTs.
“SWOT Analysis” of Blockchain Technology (12 ECTS)
This module will focus on the concept of SWOT analysis; namely Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Regarding blockchain, this relates to what users, developers and everyone involved in the space needs to know in terms of legal requirements, imposed regulations, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and more. Students will develop a sophisticated appreciation of what it takes to lead the development of blockchain-related projects from a managerial perspective, while employing more technical analyses introduced in previous modules.
Basics of Business Administration and Business Innovation: Use Cases (12 ECTS)
This module focusses on specific examples of blockchain use across a variety of industries and objectives, including how companies can monetise specific cases using traditional, new and emerging business models. Students assess the benefits and risks of blockchain technology for an organisation, alongside outlining a business case for blockchain applications. Students will become familiar with the key language and terminology associated with new business models, alongside how to effectively articulate a business case by drawing upon factors such as those that are financial, operational, the competitive landscape, and brand considerations. Students will also undertake a series of business management and administration lessons to provide the tools for better understanding the contemporary business environment with respect to blockchain. This module will provide a cross-functional view on the fundamentals of business in areas such as finance, economics, marketing, leadership and project management, giving students the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead when dealing with ambiguity, solving business problems and bringing innovation.
Blockchain Frameworks and Token Standards (12 ECTS)
This module focusses on key blockchain tools, frameworks and best practice protocols in the cryptocurrency space. Students will develop knowledge about the most effective smart contract platforms and their infrastructure. They will also have the opportunity to explore frontier applications as well as the main protocols of blockchain technology. This includes decentralised finance (DeFi); NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and creator economics; governments and CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies), as well as less familiar concepts such as reputation markets, prediction markets, and DAOs (distributed autonomous organisations). This module outlines the ways in which students can become more involved in the global blockchain community. To do so, this module will highlight tools, resources, and strategies that students can utilise in practical settings.
Capstone Project – Final Essay (30 ECTS)
Following the completion of prior modules, students will be able to effectively assess, analyse and apply their knowledge related to blockchain technologies in a single essay. This final project will direct the student toward the application of this technology, drawing upon the in-depth analysis of an existing project and/or the creation of a new one. This extends to organising a presentation on the project.
The Master of Business Administration in BlockChain Technology & Cryptocurrencies is fully accreditated by Asomi College of Sciences HEI – Higher Education Institution with License 009-2020 MFHA
The Malta Further Higher Education Authority MFHEA deems this degree programme to be at level 7 of the Malta Qualification Framework and the European Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning
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As a licensed education and training provider, ASOMI College guarantees compliance with quality standards as specified in the National Quality Assurance Framework issued by the Malta Further Higher Education Authority.
Especially, within the context of recognising prior learning, ASOMI College recommends its future students to submit the documentation related to their prior learning such as degree programs and professional qualifications.
The RPL policy at ASOMI College permits the proper evaluation of prior knowledge and skills in terms of certifications, alternative access admissions and future learning and development.
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