Stanford And Other Schools Expand Bitcoin Business Classes




Some top-ranked business schools in the US are expanding their Bitcoin classes offering due to student demands.


Stanford University's Graduate School of Business will offer a full-time cryptocurrency course beginning this May. The new class came about following a coordinated campaign by MBA students who see the innovative concept as vital for their future careers. "Many of us will have to discuss blockchain at our jobs. It makes sense to teach it," explained second-year student Itamar Orr. "It gets you a competitive advantage; it's an extra hammer in your toolbox."

A group of students petitioned the school's leadership to add the full-time class as before it only covered the field on a pop-up basis. Once Stanford opened the class to register the wider demand was confirmed as it was closed with over fifty candidates on the waiting list.

Susan Athey, the technology professor who will teach the new class, commented to CNBC: The fluctuations in the prices have everyone mesmerized: Just how did this happen? Many people have gone boom or bust and that's, of course, exciting, attracts a lot of interest and motivates people to understand what's going on."

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The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania will also offer a cryptocurrency class this fall
for the first time. Professor Kevin Werbach said: " We're at the point where there's a critical mass to teach this domain.
There will be a real phenomenon in business for the  foreseeable future, and five years down the road there won't be too many major business school that doesn't offer similar classes.'

It's not just students that are asking for more classes but the industry as well. John Jacobs, executive director of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, revealed he is "constantly' getting calls from Wall Street and consulting firms' recruiters saying, "You need to train them. We need people to understand how to apply blockchain technology." He added that: any world-class program is going to have to equip the student in this field to compete. It's everywhere we turn around."

As Bitcoin.com previously reported in its news, other universities located in financial centers are such as Chicago and New York, have also recently begun responding to students' demands for bitcoin education.

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