Blockchain for Business

The course Blockchain for Business provides you with tools for generating new blockchain-based business models that can be applied in any business sector.

Purpose and description of the course

Blockchain, mostly known as the backbone technology behind Bitcoin, is one of the hottest and most intriguing technologies currently in the market. Blockchain is a technology that can change the deep structure of business organization and the human enterprise at large. Similar to the internet, the blockchain has the potential to disrupt multiple industries by making transactions and processes more efficient, more secure, more transparent, and more democratic. For example, Maersk aims to use blockchain to slash mounting administrative costs of shipping while increasing tracking accuracy; and SKAT aspires to use blockchain to provide a more efficient and secured motor vehicle registration and ownership transfer services.

Global organizations and governments as well as startup companies and investors have all identified blockchain as a revolutionary technology. Building on this nascent vision, we will explore the unique features and the underlying mechanisms of blockchain technology in order to figure out how it can drive a paradigm shift and change the fundamentals of core business at industries of interest.

The course is designed to prepare highly valued professionals for taking part in blockchain projects and ventures in a wide array of industries, such as the financial sector, logistics, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and public administration. In the context of today's technology-intensive environment, business development is the vehicle of sustainable growth and competitive advantage. Overall, the course provides the tools for generating new blockchain-based business models that can be applied in legacy organizations as well as in new business ventures. The course provides not only a framework for understanding blockchain technology in the context of the digital age and organizational settings but also a language to communicate its dynamic characteristics and interdependencies.

Key themes in the course

  • Foundations of Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies      
  • A strategic approach to Blockchain  
  • Blockchain mechanics and Proof of Concept
  • The value chain of Blockchain
  • Payment systems and cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain business models Development

Your learning outcome

In this course, you will:

  • Get acquainted with fundamental concepts and tools in the area of Blockchain
  • Discuss the main challenges and opportunities in Blockchain
  • Examine critically the underlying key disciplinary controversies and debates 
  • Demonstrate how Blockchain technology can be applied to own domain of business

Who should attend this course

This course is designed for managers, business developers, digital officers, consultants, policymakers, and others who are involved in generating business value with digital technologies. Blockchain technology can be applied in any business sector. The course can be taken as a single course or as part of a full Master of Business Development.



Professor Michel Avital, Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School (CBS)


Assistant professor, Boris Düdder, Department of Computer Science, Copenhagen University (KU)


Taught only in English


Lectures will be given from 9am to 5pm on the following dates:
04., 05. & 06. March 2020 (06th will be from 9am to 1pm)

At CBS, Dalgas Have 15. 2000 Frederiksberg


Home written assignment.
Deadline for submission: 23. March 2020 no later than 12pm

Type of course



3 ECTS-point


Min. participants: 10

Max. participants: 30 


10.000 DKK excluding costs of books

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Sidst opdateret: Master of Business Development // 08/01/2020