In this master programme, you will be taught how blockchain builds the infrastructure for future financial markets and how companies can leverage the new technology to provide more security, transparency, efficiency and digitalisation.
You will cover the technical and economical background such as distributed ledger technology, blockchain, decentralised finance, tokenisation, digital money, smart contracts and the coding thereof. Blockchain technology will be the basic infrastructure for finance and capital markets in the future so it is important to cover these basics early on. To let the content resonate deeply with you, every student will encounter various practical elements, such as setting up their own Bitcoin Lightning node and understanding smart contract programming code on a basic level. Light will be shed on advancing blockchain solutions and their design, as well as their regulation through law and ethics.
The optional excursion to Zurich and Zug will give you the opportunity to not only learn directly from practitioners and founders but also to connect with them on a professional level. Other future-oriented aspects of the master programme include identifying emerging topics in DeFi and FinTech and understanding their impact on entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovative business models. Students will have the chance to develop their own blockchain strategy for a product or service within the scope of their thesis and apply their gained knowledge in a practical manner.
These topics will be brought to you by professors who are decision-makers, thought-leaders and industry experts, working and teaching in different blockchain and crypto-related fields and academia in Germany and beyond. Examples include, but are not limited to, Philipp Sandner and Constantin Ketz.
The former is the academic director of the master programme and is, amongst many other things, one of the founders and head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). At the FSBC he leads and conducts blockchain and crypto-asset-related research, fosters education and creates a wide-reaching network of professionals that mirrors and forms the pulse of these industries.
The latter is one of the co-founders of Cadeia Capital as well as deputy chairman of the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA). Other professors include Jonas Gross, who is the chairman of the Digital Euro Association (DEA) and doctoral candidate in the field of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) as well as stablecoins. Another example is Dr. Johannes Blassl who is a senior manager lawyer at Ernst and Young (EY) specialised in capital market and legal financial supervision consulting in the field of crypto.
Our graduates are qualified to lead in areas such as digital strategy, digital asset management, growth management, business development, decentralised application development, blockchain development, policymaking and many more. Blockchain is considered by many to be one of the most important developments in recent history. This course is meant to prepare you to take on a leading role in the development and expansion of this technology. As our student, you will acquire the necessary competencies and technical foundations to manage purpose and IT-driven organisations experiencing financial, digital and business transformation.In this master programme, you will be taught how blockchain builds the infrastructure for future financial markets and how companies can leverage the new technology to provide more security, transparency, efficiency and digitalisation.