Certified Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology Manager

Art des Abschlusses: 
11-14 weeks
Akademische Weiterbildungsangebote ohne formalen Abschluss
Allgemeine Zugangsvoraussetzungen: 
Keine Zugangsvoraussetzungen
Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes

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 program on one of the most promising but also contentious technologies, participants 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 modular design of our course allows all participants to align the content with their individual needs. Even though this course is offered completely online, the participants will still be able to interact personally and individually with lecturers and the fellow participants while still being able to follow their own schedule for the majority of the coursework.

The course design includes a variety of industry-specific options that enable participants to immediately apply what they have learned to their individual work environments.

Module 1 consists of 10 live digital sessions, each of which requires about 7 hours of preparation. The course concludes with a group case study, which is also assessed with an exam. Module 1 can be attended as an introductory course or as a more in-depth course.

Module 2 is intended for people who have already gained experience with these technologies in their working environment and would like to gain more application experience together in a mentored group work with a real case study from a company.



Why this program?

TUM is committed to build a unique bridge between management and technology studies within an international teaching environment. We offer a Certificate Program that uniquely combines the latest insights in Blockchain & DLT. The digital and modular structure of the program will provide you with maximum flexibility and a free choice of modules according to your individual level of knowledge and professional background.



Module 1: Basics

  • Introduction to Blockchain and DLT
  • Technology of Public Blockchain
  • Smart contracts, blockchain-based system engineering
  • Smart contracts, tokens & coins
  • Use cases of Blockchain Technology, Legislation, Regulation, Organization
  • Implications of Blockchain on strategy & business model
  • Case study introduction

Module 2: Specialization for experts

Module 2 builds a bridge to actually applying the concepts learned in the first module in one's own field of business (ie, supply chain, Industry 4.0, mobility, real estate). Participants move from theory toward practice and start to drill down and learn more about the nitty gritty of actually planning, pitching and implementing a blockchain use case in the real world. This includes exploration of political and organizational approaches to stakeholder integration and management as well as a deeper approach to the technical aspects of the proposed use cases. The work is accomplished in small groups and offers a tailored approach. For this purpose you need to bring practical cases from your daily work along. The module also contains extra lecture material on blockchain governance and Self Sovereign Identity (SSI)

Module 3: Coaching

The coaching module offer entails 3 sessions of one-on-one coaching with an experienced Blockchain & DLT practitioner. Participants will receive expert mentoring to transfer information into action and extra support for specific & individual problem solving. This individually tailored work is best suited toward participants who plan to actually implement what they've learned in the course within their organization or take their blockchain knowledge to the next level as a blockchain practitioner themselves.

The Coaching Module can only be booked in combination with Module 2


Benötigte Vorkenntnisse: 

Module 1: No previous knowledge in Blockchain & DLT necessary. Participants should have at least 2 years of professional experience.

Module 2: Participants should be familiar with the basic concepts of Blockchain and have already gained experience in this regard in their work environment.

Module 3: To be booked only in combination with Module 2.



Employees working at the intersection of business and technology who need to develop an in-depth understanding of Blockchain & DLT in order to evaluate its potential or implement it in their work environment. Participants are both professionals with IT and/or management background.