Blockchain Technology Management

Gain in-depth knowledge of practical applications for blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) to solve today’s business problems.

This program is perfect for...

  • Professionals looking to understand blockchain’s role in their industry, mega-trends, digitization, and overall information technology
  • Individuals seeking a business-oriented training in blockchain for an edge in business models, collaboration, and consortia frameworks
  • Executives who want to enable a successful adoption and realization of the investment and benefits of blockchain for competitive advantage
  • Job seekers who want to pursue a career in blockchain or Industry 4.0 technology

What you can learn.

  • Gain a holistic understanding of blockchain fundamentals that can be applied to any industry
  • Apply practical applications of blockchain to real business problems and use cases
  • Evaluate blockchain in an organization's overall digitization journey and as a compliment to other Industry 4.0 and 4IR technologies
  • Recognize the consortia, governance, legal and regulatory considerations, best practices, and success factors of blockchain adoption

Blockchain and its real-world importance

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Distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain technology have the potential to transform industries and solve some of the world’s most critical challenges. Blockchain is a peer-to-peer, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way. It is the underlying technology to cryptocurrency, and has many other possible uses.

Blockchain technology can be programmed to record not just financial transactions, but nearly anything that holds value and can be expressed in code: births, deaths, marriage licenses, property deeds, medical procedures, insurance claims, votes, the possibilities are truly limitless. Blockchain technology enables a “shared truth” and “I see what you see” perspective which provides transparency, synchronization, and ultimately trust.

The importance and relevance of blockchain technology will only be amplified moving forward as organizations build for the future with the acceleration of digitization. As decentralization and distributed ledger technologies present new opportunities and value for organizations, there is an increasing demand for individuals who understand this technology.

This certificate program aims to provide a holistic overview of the technology which will be useful irrespective of the function and role of the student—project management, legal, compliance, operations, business development, IT/technology, and more. Students will gain exposure to use cases and how to apply theory to solve business problems.

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Learn from Industry Leaders

Blockchain emerging technology expert, plus data policy and digitization practitioner and strategist.

Nadia Hewett
UCLA Approved

Our course curriculum is developed in cooperation with UCLA’s Anderson School of Management

The Anderson School of Management is consistently ranked among the top tier business school programs in the country, based on rankings published by US News & World Report, Businessweek.

Now is the time for early adopters and change agents to embrace the evolution of blockchain, given the thriving ecosystem among organizations.

Vivian Taslakian
UCLA Extension Program Director, Engineering and Digital Technology

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Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MGMT X 457.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 457.2
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Students must complete two electives courses from the following list:

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

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*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

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