Top United States MBA Programs Add Cryptocurrency Courses

us_mba_add_cryptocurrency_coursesThe world’s most coveted MBA schools are offering classes in digital currency, cryptocurrency and Blockchain. coque iphone xs max Based off demand from employers and students, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. soldes coque iphone Stanford’s efforts were led by a second-year student Itamar Orr, who called Stanford’s existing crypto classes ‘pop-us’. Itamar and a few classmates wrote a letter to the university informing them of the need for cryptocurrency classes as the job market was requesting for MBA graduates with such knowledge. The University will begin teaching full-time courses in May this year. There are currently over 50 people on the waitlist. Susan Athey, the technology professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business will teach the new cryptocurrency class. She is also on the board of Ripple and is familiar with the technology. coque iphone 7 ALSO READ: HOW TO BUY BITCOIN Much of the interest around Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies came with the meteoric rise in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies last year. The recent decline in value has even spurred more interest as many financial firms are trying to grasp the concepts around blockchain technology. Venture capital firms invested almost $1 billion in blockchain startups last year. coque iphone 6 VC firms are known for hiring MBA graduates with industry knowledge – so they can spot trends in the business market and gain a competitive edge. coque iphone 6 Wharton School will add “”Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Distributed Ledger Technology” in the fall of this year. Professor Kevin Werbach who will be teaching the course says there was no doubt students wanted it but he needed proof that cryptocurrencies weren’t just a fad. “We’re at the point where there’s a critical mass to teach this domain,” he said. He also pointed at alumni working at crypto companies like Ripple, Bitmain and Coinbase. McDonough is aiming to plug an obvious knowledge gap in the job market. Its executive director, John Jacobs says recruiters from Wall Street firms call him constantly and say “You need to train them.