RMIT University located in Melbourne, Australia is launching the country’s first online course dedicated to blockchain technology. With Blockchain being such a game-changer in the technology world, RMIT decided to jump on board and team up with Stone and Chalk to offer this course, designed by their Blockchain Innovation Hub. The Blockchain Innovation Hub was launched in 2017 with the purpose of exploring and investigating the regulation and social implications of Blockchain technology. It is the only full service, research, learning and industry-linked blockchain body thus far.
For $1500 AUD, the 8-week “Developing Blockchain Strategy” course will be open on March 19 to all entrants, students and otherwise. Enrollees will learn how to adapt and apply Blockchain technology across different industries and businesses. Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for one full credit (12 credit points) into select RMIT business programs at a bachelor or master level to be recognized by prospective employers.
Stone & Chalk manager Alan Tsen stated, “there is a real demand for Blockchain training and a skills gap in the market that needs to be addressed.” The 8 week course will be “as practical as possible,” RMIT added, by connecting participants with the Blockchain industry community. It is no question that Blockchain will play a HUGE role in the future of business. There are several industries outside of cryptocurrency that have already jumped on board.
An Upwork study conducted in late 2017 revealed that Bitcoin is the #1 sought after skill-set by employers. There is a very high global demand for experts familiar with Bitcoin, as several businesses themselves are looking into developing their own cryptocurrencies. With this also comes a demand for blockchain expertise. This course will be huge for business leaders and entrepreneurs looking to develop an understanding of Blockchain technology and how to apply it to their businesses.
“Blockchain is now becoming a core part of contemporary digital literacy and we’re delighted to offer an industry-focused program,” stated RMIT vice-chancellor Martin Bean. “We’ve built this course with companies that understand blockchain. We’ll start with the blockchain fundamentals, then use them to develop real-world business strategies.”
It’s only a matter of time before other universities across the world offer such courses. This is the future! Who’s up next?!