Top MBA programs beef up cyrptocurrency courses to keep up with demand

CNBC – Top MBA programs beef up cyrptocurrency courses to keep up with demand

  • MBA programs at Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown are adding more blockchain and crypto classes in 2018 to keep up with demand from students.
  • The move is also being spurred by recruiters, especially in venture capital, which saw an 88 percent increase in blockchain investments in 2017, according to data from Pitchbook.
  • “Any world class program is going to have to equip students in this field to compete,” says John Jacobs, executive director of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Some of the top MBA programs in the world are adjusting their curriculum after last year’s mania around bitcoin. Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown University are expanding classes in digital currency and blockchain to keep up with demand from students and their future employers.

The Stanford Graduate School of Business, ranked no. 1 in the world by the Financial Times this year, is adding a new full-time course in May. The class, called “cryptocurrency”, was a grass-roots effort by students, according to one MBA candidate.

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