Live Access to Faculty
Engage in live discussions with classmates and the Berkeley faculty.
Learn from top faculty at the UC Berkeley business, law, and engineering schools.
Connect with experienced professionals from all around
Silicon Valley Expertise
Gain unique insight from leading industry experts in Silicon Valley.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Blockchain is one of the most significant technologies to impact business and law in many years. This interdisciplinary online course is designed to expose business leaders to the strategic opportunities presented by blockchain and distributed systems. Participants will learn from top faculty at UC Berkeley, who have pioneered an interdisciplinary approach drawing from the business, law, and engineering schools to provide the most comprehensive survey of blockchain available today.
Learners will gain foundational knowledge of blockchain technology, an understanding of how it is being used by businesses, startups, and governments, and a framework for analyzing enterprise use cases. Participants will also learn from Silicon Valley practitioners about state-of-the-art platforms, current challenges, and leading areas of research.
This cohort-based program covers a new module each week. In addition to the 135+ video lectures, 15 interviews with industry experts, and readings on the platform, learners will have opportunities to engage and interact with the lead instructor. The course culminates with a capstone project, whereby participants explore ways to apply blockchain to their own enterprise or job function.
135+ video lectures, 12+ exclusive interviews, short assessments, and discussion boards
Continuous project work alongside facilitators and faculty with live video office hours each week
Live, faculty-led case discussions and lectures
We accept qualified candidates on a rolling basis until the application deadline. Space in the cohort is limited to 30 participants to ensure a highly interactive experience, so we encourage you to apply early.
March 9, 2020 - April 20, 2020
Flexible payment available.
The live sessions with faculty and experts will take place 7-8 am PST on Wednesdays.
Faculty & Instructors
Lecturer, Haas School of Business and Berkeley Law
Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Executive Director, Berkeley
Center for Law and Business
Co-Founder of Startup@BerkeleyLaw
CEO & Co-Founder of Oasis Labs
Postdoctoral Researcher, EECS
CTO & Co-Founder, Oasis Labs
Lecturer, Berkeley Law
Co-Founder, Blockchain at Berkeley
Live Guest Expert
COO, Constellation Network
guest speakerS & LECTURERS
Dr. C. Mohan
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University
President & CEO, PeerNova
Dr. John P. Conley
Chief Economist & Founder, Geeq
Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Stephen McKeon
Associate Professor of Finance, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon
Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Author of The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust
Director of Product, Ripple
Dr. Terrance Odean
Professor of Finance, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Dr. Barry Eichengreen
Professor of Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley
Founder & Director of Research, Post Oak Labs
I have done many trainings and certifications in my career, and this one really exceeded my expectations! Overall, super happy I took the course, probably the best investment in education I made in my life!
- Vincent D., France, Senior Project Manager
Gregory LaBlanc has been teaching at the UC Berkeley School of Law and Haas School of Business since 2005. His research interests lie at the intersection of law, finance, and psychology in the areas of business strategy and risk management. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards at UC Berkeley, including the Earl F. Cheit Award for Outstanding Teaching (2009) and the Haas EWMBA Core Graduate Instructor of the Year (2004-2005). Gregory has been instrumental in developing and teaching innovative courses, such as Blockchain and the Future of Technology, Business, and Law, to keep Berkeley students on the cutting edge of the increasing complex and ever-changing business environment.
Prior to his tenure at UC Berkeley, he held teaching positions at Wharton, Duke, and the University of Virginia. He has also worked outside of academia in the areas of competitive intelligence, litigation consulting, and advising. He has consulted numerous Fortune 500 companies in finance, marketing, and strategy. Gregory received B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania before pursuing further graduate studies there as a University Scholar and graduate fellow. He later earned a J.D. from George Mason University and an LLM from Berkeley Law.