The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania (America’s first university), is accepting crypto as payment for a new course on blockchain technology and cryptoassets.
Wharton is world’s first collegiate business school. Past Wharton students include Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, and Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky.
The six-week online course (titled “Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets“) covers the following topics:
- Use cases (“Identify relevant use cases for blockchain and digital assets including crypto, NFTs, and CBDCs”)
- Costs and benefits (“Understand costs and benefits of blockchain relative to alternative mainstream technologies”)
- Valuation and investing (“Analyze fundamental value drivers of digital assets including utility, governance, and staking tokens”)
- Role of regulation (“Discuss the role of regulation in the digital assets economy and how it applies to blockchain-based services”)
- DAOs and DeFi (“Assess structures and processes of decentralized organizations and decentralized finance applications”)
- Evaluation and launch (“Choose the right blockchain network for different applications and launching a digital asset”)
The earliest start date is 3 January 2022.
Interestingly, one of the payment methods for the tuition fee, which is $3,800, is crypto, which here means Bitcoin, Ethereum, or stablecoin USD Coin (USDC).
Wharton says that this program is designed for “financial analysts and advisors, business and technology consultants, and growth-focused professionals” who work “in banking and financial services, consulting, media and telecoms, energy, automotive, health care and pharma, and consumer goods industries”.
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