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Certificate in Blockchain for Business - SPRINGBOARD+

Discipline: Business

Programme Code: 


Location: Online

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Online delivery

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


Free to unemployed; €300 for employed

CAO Round 1 Points: Not applicable

Why Study?

This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of Blockchain, and its implications and effects on business models and processes. They will learn about the capabilities and limitations of blockchain, it's implementation in a financial context and it's application to a wide range of additional business use-cases. Blockchain is a new, disruptive technology which has the potential to change the way business is conducted in the future – graduates of this course will have the knowledge and skills necessary to apply Blockchain techniques and capabilities to their own businesses. The Certificate in Blockchain for Business will appeal to business professionals and managers in a wide range of businesses. On this course, students will gain a firm understanding of blockchain technology and the factors that businesses must consider before implementation. They will understand the decentralised nature of blockchain, the difference between public and private blockchains, smart contracts and decentralised applications. Students will learn how to implement blockchain technology in a new business context. Students will also understand the fundamentals of economics, value creation, the economics of the firm, personal and business financial management and investment decision making. The first major incarnation of blockchain is as a cryptocurrency and the technology plays an important role in the development of Fintech. Students will understand the implications of blockchain for the digital transformation of business. On completion of the course, learners will possess an in-depth panoramic understanding of the fundamentals of blockchain that will enable them to reason about applications of blockchain, create blockchain business models and enable them to understand the distinct nuances of blockchain technologies while critically evaluating the business processes, business practices and business tools and how they can be transformed by this disruptive technology. Graduates of the programme will likely be in high demand for specialist roles examining new and innovative application of DLT and blockchain capabilities to digital transformation projects and enhancing business processes.


Programme Modules

INFO08024 Blockchain Technology 

ECON08018 Economics for Business

BUST08029 Introductory Finance for FinTech

ECON08019 Economics of Blockchain 

INFO08025 Blockchain Business Models

BUST08030 Financial Technologies for Blockchain 


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Course Start Date

January 2022 if approved


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

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



    Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020