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TUM School of Management

Certified Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology Manager

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About the course

As a foundational technology, Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) are the basis for future data-driven businesses and applications. The Blockchain-inherent decentralisation means a paradigm shift not only for technical architectures and processes, but also for business models and society at-large. For enterprises and their managers, understanding Blockchain and DLT will be an essential component of their future work.

In this brand-new program on one of the most promising but also contentious technologies, corporate leaders learn how to implement and manage Blockchain and DLT, and how to unlock its potential for the enterprise. This Certificate Program covers the technical, business, social and legal aspects of blockchain-based solutions in a balanced and unbiased way. The target groups of this program are both, people with IT and management background, working at the intersections of business and technology within their companies.

“Blockchain technology is the most significant invention since the internet and electricity.”(Mark Metry)

“I think that blockchain is nothing less than the second generation of the Internet. It will change every institution, in some ways more so than the first generation did.”(Don Tapscott, author of Blockchain Revolution (2016))


Day 1: Fundamentals

  • Relevance of Blockchain-Technology
  • Technology of Public Blockchain
  • Smart Contracts on Blockchains
  • Blockchain-Based Systems Engineering

Day 2: Smart Contracts, Tokens, and Coins

  • Smart Contracts – neither smart nor contracts?
  • Tokens and Coins
  • Smart Contracts Hands-on Tutorial
  • Team Work

Day 3: Corporate Use of Blockchain

  • Use Cases of Blockchain Technology
  • Legislation, Regulation, Organization
  • Strategic and Organizational Changes through Blockchain
  • Discussion: Blockchain in your Company
  • Exercise

Day 4: Insights & Case Study

  • Guest talk on real-world use cases: Experience with Blockchain Q&A
  • Guest lecture: Presentation of Real Blockchain Application
  • Case Study introduction

Day 5: Case Study

  • Hands-on-Working on the Case Study
  • Final Presentations

Who should attend

Employees in companies who are to be developed into Blockchain Managers, working at the intersection of business and technology within their companies, distinguishable in: * a) Technically oriented occupational groups * b) Business management oriented occupational groups

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Joachim Henkel

Joachim Henkel joined TUM School of Management in 2004 as a full professor of technology and innovation management. He received a degree in physics from the University of Bonn, a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Mannheim, and his habilitation in innovation management at Ludwig-Maximilian...


Isabell Welpe

Professor Welpe studied economics at LMU Munich and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. She completed an MSc at the London School of Economics before finishing her PhD on technology and innovation management at the University of Regensburg (2003). In 2007 she completed her lectu...


Florian Matthes

Since 2002 Florian Matthes holds the chair for Software Engineering for Business Information Systems at Technische Universität München. The current focus of his research is on technologies driving the digital transformation of enterprises and societies: Enterprise architecture management, serv...


Jürgen Ernstberger

The research interests of Professor Ernstberger (b. 1975) include financial accounting, auditing, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. He explores the effects of financial reporting on business decisions, current developments in auditing, and sustainability and corporate soci...


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