South Korea: New MBA degree in cryptocurrency

A business school in South Korea has introduced a new MBA pogramme in cryptocurrency. Crypto MBA is a one-and-a-half-year programme covering topics such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contracts and crypto funds for example.


Cryptocurrencies are changing the way we do business but not many universities offer degrees covering what it needs to work with them. The Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies, often known as Assist, wants to change this and will offer a new MBA programme dedicated to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. According to the school, the new course is “a master’s degree programme in blockchain, cryptoeconomics and token economy courses from technological, cryptoeconomic and business strategic perspectives.”

The business school hopes to foster academic research and systematic education in blockchain and cryptocurrency which many schools are currently still missing. The curriculum of the new MBA programme includes Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contract, cryptology, EOS, deep learning and system dynamics mechanisms. The cryptoeconomics curriculum consists of digital currency studies, microeconomics, macroeconomics, behavioral economics and theory on currency finance, game theory and mechanism design. Students will also study management mechanisms, strategic statistics, digital financial accounting, digital marketing strategies, crypto funds, Dapp planning and writing strategy for the persuasive whitepaper.

Assist claims to offer the first MBA degree in crypto, but more and more business schools include crypto classes. Stanford added a course called “Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies” that covers all aspects of cryptocurrencies, including distributed consensus, blockchains, smart contracts and applications. Bitcoin and Ethereum will be covered in case studies. Wharton’s course is called “Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Distributed Ledger Technology” and Georgetown offers an elective which covers topics such as the history and evolution of fintech, blockchain technology, and their applications.