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2018/2019  KAN-CINTV1803U  Blockchain Business Development

English Title
Blockchain Business Development

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 40
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Michel Avital - Department of Digitalisation
The course would also benefit students from Entrepreneurship and Service management programs.
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
  • Innovation
  • Supply chain management and logistics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 16-04-2018

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Learning objectives
  • Identify and explain the theories and technologies that were presented in the course, including their key terminology, underlying assumptions, and how they relate to one another.
  • Demonstrate how the theories and technologies that were presented in the course were applied in the process of developing the prescribed blockchain project.
  • Exhibit the ability to apply blockchain technology through a written assignment that describes the blockchain innovation project and a tangible prototype that illustrates it.
  • Evaluate the blockchain innovation project through theory-based critical assessment and discuss the results including how to mitigate the prevailing challenges as well as how to move ahead with the development of the underlying project.
Blockchain Business Development:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Oral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 3
Size of written product Max. 25 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure



The course is expected to run as a collaboration between CBS and University of Copenhagen.   


Blockchain, mostly known as the backbone technology behind Bitcoin, is one of the hottest and most intriguing technologies currently in the market. Similar to the impact of the internet, blockchain has the potential to truly disrupt multiple industries by making transactions and processes more democratic, secure, transparent, and efficient. Entrepreneurs, startup companies, investors, global organizations, and governments have all identified blockchain as a revolutionary technology. Building on this vision, students will explore how the capabilities and the underlying mechanism of blockchain can be applied to generate economic and social value. This course highlights central topics of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. It is designed to familiarize students with the foundations of blockchain technology and its key application areas. In addition, the course seeks to provide hands-on experience in applying blockchain technology to developing novel insights and turning them into prototypes.

Description of the teaching methods
Teaching will be based on project-centric thematic lectures, in-class exercises, studio work, field research, and student presentations. The class meetings are interactive and require attendance and ongoing engagement of the students.
Feedback during the teaching period
During class exercises and office hours.
Student workload
Class lectures and exercises 30 hours
Class preparation 60 hours
Group project preparation (per individual in a group of 3) 86 hours
Exam and exam preparation 30 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature



Last updated on 16-04-2018