Coursera and INSEAD launch Blockchain Courses in MENA


Coursera, a leading online learning platform will be partnering with INSEAD business school to launch the Blockchain revolution for Enterprise specilization. It will  be taught by Don Tapscott adjunct professor at INSEAD and Co founder of the Blockchain research institute. 

With content derived from the BRI’s multi-million-dollar research program, the four-course Specialization, available in the Middle East and around the globe, is designed to introduce business professionals to the world of blockchain, focusing on how to strategically leverage the technology to create scalable business opportunities. Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on blockchain and the role technology plays in business and society. “Blockchain is reshaping the business world and creating new opportunities across a variety of industries. It is helping revolutionize business processes, drive efficiencies, and even lower costs, so it’s critical that both technical developers and business professionals understand blockchain and its applications,” said Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer at Coursera. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with a top institution like INSEAD and leading blockchain authority Don Tapscott to help professionals make informed, strategic decisions about how to use blockchain to transform their business.”

“Educating leaders is one of the keys to accelerating the widespread adoption of blockchain,” said Don Tapscott. “Working with INSEAD and Coursera, we’ve been able to develop the world’s definitive online course for blockchain in business. This will be invaluable to learners around the world.”

With no programming background necessary, Blockchain Revolution for the Enterprise enables mid-career and senior business professionals to understand a high-level view of blockchain and how they can position themselves within this ecosystem, critically evaluate various claims, applications, use-cases, and implementation challenges of blockchain technology using seven design principles, produce a Blockchain Opportunity Analysis to assess the feasibility of a blockchain application within their own industry or organization

“Blockchain, a technology predicted to disrupt many industries, is being viewed both as a threat and an opportunity,” said Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean and Dean of Innovation at INSEAD. “It is important for INSEAD to lead the way to offer a universally accessible learning program to help demystify this technology and to prepare future leaders for this transformation.” The courses in the Blockchain Revolution for the Enterprise Specialization are now available online and kick off with the ‘Introduction to blockchain technologies’ course. Upon completion of the four-course program, learners will receive a certificate that they can share with potential employers and their professional network.


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