Global Master's in
This program is designed in the sweet spot between a traditional MBA and a technical degree, making it unique for everyone that holistically wants to understand and exploit the potential of the blockchain revolution.
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1 academic Year (60 ECTS)
With live virtual classes
Enrollment Period Open
Starting date: May 2023
Leading the Blockchain Revolution
Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies are changing the foundation of the global economy and creating new governmental and social systems. It is now the time to rethink everything from decentralized finance (DeFi), digital assets like NFTs and other tokens to cybersecurity and IT infrastructure. From new economic models and incentives to global networks and local impact. Be part of it and join us on this journey!
How to take your career and business to the next level
By completing the program, you will have in-depth knowledge of Blockchain Technologies and know how to maximize the advantages of this technology. The final project and thesis of the program focus on the development of a real blockchain-based application or the design of a business model based on the technology. Be ready to go from theory to implementation and practice in only one year!
Benefits of choosing this Master's program
Choose between two study paths to learn about Blockchain from different perspectives and develop your expertise according to your interest:
• Blockchain for Business path
• Blockchain for Application Development path.
Develop your own application or a business model based on Blockchain for the Final Master’s Thesis.
Acquire know-how of Blockchain uses in different industries within different business departments:
Financial, legal, software, supply chain, manufacturing, IoT, travel, transportation and others.
Go from understanding to assessment and application of Blockchain in the timeframe of one year.
Learn from and consult with the academia and business leaders with the highest expertise in applying Blockchain in the corporate world.
Build your own network of Blockchain professionals.
70% of the participants of this program work in companies where Blockchain is a top priority.
Introduction to Blockchain Fundamentals
M1.Blockchain and the Trust & Transparency Economy.
M2. Cryptography & Security
M3. Basics of Blockchain Technology & Architecture
Deep Understanding of Blockchain Technology & Economics
M4. Cryptocurrencies, Token Economy & ICOs/STOs
M5. Legal & Regulation
M6. Advanced Blockchain Technology & Architecture
Application of Blockchain Technology
M7. Business Applications & Use Cases
M8A. Lean Business Modeling for Blockchain
M9A. Challenges, Scalability and the Future of Blockchain
M8B. Lean Blockchain Prototyping & Development
M9B. Implementation of Blockchain Technology into Existing Enterprise Software Ecosystems
Master’s Final Thesis
To complete the program, the participants are expected to present the master’s final thesis, focused on a full Blockchain project, developing a software application or a business model based on this technology.The participants can base the blockchain project on their own businesses or projects they are involved in. All the professors provide consultancy services in their field to help with the project development.
Blockchain Project Manager
Consultant or Attorney
Blockchain Quality Engineer
Head of Digital Transformation at Merz Consumer Care.
After working for IBM, Deutsche Telekom and KPMG Hong Kong as a consultant and as an auditor, David dipped into the business travel industry in 2012. He created Acomodeo, the world’s leading digital provider for serviced apartments, offering software solutions for blue-chip clients such as Audi, Commerzbank, and Siemens.
Chief Executive Officer at Cardano Foundation. Mentor at F10 Incubator & Accelerator. Fintech Expert & Speaker.
Partner & Leader PwC Legal Switzerland. Advisory of Swiss LegalTech and Fintech Associations.
Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. Chairman of the International Token Standardization Association.
Managing Director of the Global Institute of Leadership and Technology (GILT).
Anna Caroline Lange
Consultant at micobo and Co-Founder of DLT Talents.
Ali Pasha Foroughi
Independent Developer, Architect & Tech Lead.
Blockchain Security Expert. Lecturer in Computer Science and Software Development.
Ph.D. in Robotics and AI. Blockchain lecturer and DLT Advisory.
Co-Founder and Partner at SNGLR Group. Strategist, Startup Coach & Tech Investor.
Chief Cyber Security Strategist at Micro Focus.
Director at Nano Foundation and Appia.
Co-Head of the Fintech, Blockchain and Digital Assets practice within PwC Legal Switzerland.
Meet and greet the people shaping the blockchain space. As part of the master’s program, we organize bi-weekly industry meetings focused on the cutting-edge companies, such as Corda, Cardano, Ledger Crypto among others, that are using blockchain to offer solutions to various challenges and leave their mark on how the business is done.
Acreditaciones y membresías
Our training is a 360º experience
Zigurat Ecosystem, beyond the Online
International Weeks, our Global Networking
The Alumni platform, specially designed for you, provides all the resources to help complement your technical and personal profile. By becoming part of the Zigurat community, you will benefit from all the synergies that will be generated around you to push your professional growth.
Jean Bosco Ahorukomeye
Operational Risk Controller at Oney Insurance
“Looking at the global trend especially as someone who is working financial sector it´s a very promising technology that everybody is going to adopt it near future”
What are the key points of the master’s and how has your experience been so far?
When I started, I had zero skills and knowledge about blockchain. But over time, now, after four-five months, my confidence has increased dramatically. In addition to my new skills in blockchain, I’ve also been able to meet people and sharing my knowledge with them has been a very satisfying experience. The end result of my studies is going to be the application of blockchain.
What has this master’s degree meant for your career?
Looking at the global trend, as someone working in the financial sector, it’s a very promising technology that everybody is going to adopt soon. I haven’t applied blockchain at my current job, but, for the first time, thanks to this technology, I’m actually thinking about becoming an entrepreneur. I’m already talking with people, networking and thinking about my project that will change the lives of the people.
What makes this program a one-of-a-kind experience is its peer-to-peer learning ecosystem where the graduates of the previous classes step up to guide and offer their counsel during your journey..
Jean Bosco Ahorukomeye
Project Lead at GBI | Blockchain Master Graduate Class of 2019
Senior Vice President at DBS Bank | Blockchain Master Graduate Class of 2020
Founding Partner Direct Capital Solutions | Blockchain Master Graduate Class of 2020
Medical Doctor | Blockchain Master Graduate Class of 2020
Independent Blockchain Advisor | Blockchain Master Graduate Class of 2020