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Certificate in Blockchain for Business

Open for applications on www.gmit.ie

Discipline: Business

Programme Code: 

GA_BLOCG_S08

Location: Online

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Online delivery

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: A Level 7 qualification (i.e. ordinary degree or equivalent) under the National Framework of Qualifications, in any discipline.

Credits: 30

Places: 25

Fee: 

€1,920 subject to confirmation

Why Study?

 

  • Blockchain is a new, disruptive technology which has the potential to change the way business is conducted in the future.
  • The first major incarnation of blockchain is as a cryptocurrency and the technology plays an important role in the development of Fintech.
  • The course will impart the knowledge and skills necessary to apply Blockchain techniques and capabilities in business.
  • You will learn the decentralized nature of blockchain, the difference between public and private blockchains, smart contracts and decentralized applications.
  • The course aims to fill the growing demand for specialist roles examining new and innovative application of blockchain's capabilities, 

 This course is now open for applications on https://apply.gmit.ie   The start date will be 10th January 2022.

 

Programme Modules

Blockchain Technology - download module details here (PDF)

Economics for Business - download module details here (PDF)

Introductory Finance for FinTech - download module details here (PDF)

Economics of Blockchain  - download module details here (PDF)

Blockchain Business Models - download module details here (PDF)

Financial Technologies for Blockchain - download module details here (PDF)

 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Have knowledge in the following areas:

Blockchain: technology, application, implementation strategy and business models.

Principles of Economics: economics of the firm, industry and markets and impact of technological advancements on industry and the firm

Principles of Finance: personal and business financial management, sources of finance, working capital and investment decisions.

  • Identify real-world problems that are well suited to blockchain solutions. Recognise, understand and appreciate capabilities and limitations of blockchain technology.
  • Model real-world problems from a blockchain perspective Design and construct a blockchain business model to solve a business problem.
  • Identify and select appropriate blockchain techniques in a range of real-world contexts.
  • Apply best practice and diagnostic skills in the fields of blockchain and financial technology.
  • Communicate technical solutions in writing and orally in a business context.
  • Locate and evaluate documentation and information through online research. Assimilate new skills and techniques in technology through online learning.
  • Recommend an appropriate course of action in the context of changes in the business environment and capabilities of new technologies such as blockchain.

Essential Information: 

Course Start Date:

10th January 2022 

Application deadline

14th December 2021

 

Delivery Method:

Fully online with recorded lectures, followed by online discussion groups with the lecturers. There may be occasional live lectures in the evenings.

Application Process:

Applications can be made online at https://apply.gmit.ie  Please select application type L8***.

Places will be awarded on academic merit. If all places are not filled by those holding a Level 7 degree, Recognised Prior Learning may be offered to those holding a Level 6 Higher Certificate plus 3 years work experience.

 

 

 

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Contact Us

School:                          School of Business

Department:                  Department of Enterprise & Technology

Head of Department:    Eamon Walsh

 

Contact person for admissions

Peter Butler
Graduate Studies & Professional Development
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Galway City

Phone
+353 (0)85 805 3691  09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday

Email  springboard@gmit.ie