Official course description:
Full info last published 16/09-19

Leadership and Strategies for the Blockchain Economy

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
MBLESTB1KU
Offered to guest students:
no
Offered as a single subject:
yes
Price (single subject):
12150 DKK (incl. vat)
Programme
Level:
Master programme
Programme:
Master of IT (IT Leadership and Management)
Staff
Course manager
Full Professor
Course semester
Semester
Efterår 2019
Start
26 August 2019
End
31 January 2020
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
intern censur
Grade Scale
bestået/ikke bestået
Exam Language
GB
Abstract

This course will focus on educating participants in blockchain technology. The students learn to develop conceptual as well as practical solutions as well as how to generate new theoretical insights based upon these.

Description

While blockchain-based applications such as Bitcoin are still in their infancy, a dramatic increase of industrial and academic interest in blockchain technology is evident. In addition, start-ups, as well as industry initiatives, are presently working intensely on blockchain-based innovations, making the technology one of the most promising drivers of innovation across many sectors and industries. However, the design and implementation of blockchain-based systems requires know-how in various areas, as well as mindful consideration of larger economic and societal issues.

The participants will learn how blockchain technology works and how it disrupts existing business models. They will gain insights into paradigmatic changes occurring from economic, organizational, and computer science viewpoints. As learning outcomes, the participants will receive computer science, information systems, and business knowledge in order to analyze existing business processes and their potential to convert them into blockchain-based solutions. In so doing, they will be able to co-create new blockchain-based economic systems.

Formal prerequisites

ITU's general admission requirements.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Reflect on the relationship between fading enterprises boundaries, transaction cost economics, IT governance, as well as standardization, and apply it in the context of blockchain
  • Describe and discuss your personal role as an innovative business manager and accompanying chances and risks in a globalized blockchain economy.
  • Elaborate on the technological foundations of blockchain systems and critically analyze different blockchain implementations.
Learning activities

The course will consist of both lectures and exercise sessions. The lectures focus on theoretical concepts with a focus on Blockchain economics. The concepts will help participants to reflect on current topics around Blockchain. In the exercise sessions, participants will work in groups, discussing and analyzing course relevant topics and also relate them to their personal experiences in their modern IT-based working environments

Course literature

The course literature is published in the course page in LearnIT.

Ordinary exam
Exam type:
C: Submission of written work, internal (bestået/ikke bestået)
Exam variation:
C: Submission of written work
Exam description:

Written individual assignment (max 15 standard pages of 2400 characters with spaces, tables and pictures do not count), possibillity of group work.



reexam
Exam type:
C: Submission of written work, internal (bestået/ikke bestået)
Exam variation:
C: Submission of written work
Exam description:

Same as ordinary exam