Lessons on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency for MBA Students


Given that both, financial and non-financial businesses are trying to figure out how they could use Blockchain to impact their business in a positive manner, it is becoming imperative for MBA students to learn the basics of Blockchain & related technologies. The following are some of the topics which could be included in the course-curriculum for MBA courses related to Blockchain and cryptocurrency.

  • Blockchain fundamentals
    • Distributed ledger technology (DLT)
    • Types of Blockchains (public, private/permissioned)
    • Terminologies such as a unit of value, transaction, a block of transaction
    • Consensus algorithms
    • Authentication mechanisms for permissioned blockchain
    • Blockchain platforms such as Ethereum, Hyperledger, Corda, EOS, Multichain etc.
  • Smart Contracts
  • Cryptocurrency – Bitcoin, Ether & Others
    • Hard forks such as Bitcoin Cash
  • Cryptocurrency exchanges
  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)
  • Blockchain use cases vis-a-vis business domains
    • Financial
    • Non-financial such as supply chain management, counterfeit, real estate (land records) etc.
    • Smart cities

Online Blockchain Courses

The following are some good online courses on Blockchain if you want to get started:

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