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Frankfurt School Of Finance & Management Launches Master's In Blockchain

Want to expand your blockchain expertise? The new master's in blockchain at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management can help you tap into opportunities in the emerging industry

Tue Feb 1 2022

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Blockchain is one of the hottest topics in business; central to the rapid growth of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, and a key area of investment for many of the world’s largest companies. 

It’s also the focus of a new business master’s degree at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. The school is launching a Master's in Blockchain and Digital Assets aiming to help students tap into opportunities in the emerging industry. 


Frankfurt School of Finance & Management: blockchain degree curriculum 

The Frankfurt Master's in Blockchain and Digital Assets is scheduled to launch in November 2022. It’s a post-experience master’s degree, aiming at professionals with at least two years of experience. 

With a focus on finance, the blockchain degree primarily aims at students with financial expertise in the likes of asset management and banking. But Frankfurt will also welcome applications from a diverse range of sectors, including the likes of real estate, cyber security, logistics, and consultancy. 

The master's in blockchain will be taught part-time via a hybrid model allowing students to attend sessions either in-person or online, with teaching delivered over four semesters. 

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The first three semesters feature a series of one-week blocks, offering seven modules which cover cutting-edge topics including Tokenization of Assets, Bitcoin, Decentralized Finance, and Regulating Tokens. The final semester features a trip to a blockchain hub in either Zurich or Lisbon.

Frankfurt has also integrated a range of practical experiences within the curriculum.  Students are able to build their own Blockchain Lightning Node—software that allows you to connect to the blockchain network—in class, and can attend a smart contract bootcamp.  

“The hands-on approach is a core thread throughout all seven modules,” explains professor Philipp Sandner, academic director of the program and head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. 

The school hopes the curriculum will help students who are currently working expand their knowledge of blockchain and digital assets. This will help them stay competitive with digital savvy professional newcomers, or give them the tools to launch their own ventures, says Philipp. 


Why a master's in blockchain? 

As the integral technology behind bitcoin, blockchain has grown in tandem with bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies in recent years. But while blockchain has the potential to revolutionize finance, its use cases spread beyond the industry and 60% of chief information officers (CIOs) now plan to integrate blockchain into their infrastructure. 

“It is still early enough to be an early adopter but too late to argue that blockchain and digital assets will ever go away again,” Philipp explains. 

As blockchain grows more important in finance and other industries, it’s important that business leaders understand the nascent technology and don’t get left behind, he adds. 

“Ignoring these topics now will make those working in the financial industry prone to losing touch with the reality of this new emerging industry,” he says.  

For those looking to improve their blockchain and digital asset expertise, applications for the new Frankfurt master’s program close in September 2022. 


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11/11/2019

Modern and global

Frankfurt School provided me with one of the best experiences of my life. I was an Erasmus student for a semester and could learn a lot. I took some mainstream courses like marketing and supply chain management, but also some innovative courses like applied persuasion and event planning. The professors are not only germans but from different parts of the world, mostly with international experience. The student life is great, the FS Bulls are a great community that is definitely worth being a part of. The best part is the campus, newly built with ultra modern architecture located in on the of the best neighbourhoods in Frankfurt am Main. You can find accomodation right next to it, many student residences at a fair price.

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30/09/2019

Career Oriented

I am a first year at the Frankfurt School and have been a prt of it for only a month; however, I can say for sure that the university provides its students with all the opportunities to grow professionally and personally. The majority of the professors are or have been successful professionals who easily relate the course material with real life and make lectures enjoyable. The extra curricular activities provided by the university are also a great step to life after graduation and give a head start for the students career.

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University giving its students education of high quality and career prospects.

This university has helped me gain knowledge and experiences, that I lacked in my home country. Being in a great international surrounding, I have the opportunity to prosper and learn every day. The study program is very engaging, and the lecturers help you grow.

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17/11/2019

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I’m a bachelor student at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and my overall experience was better than I expected. The classes have a small number of students, which makes the relationship with the professor better because they become easier to approach. During my years of study, I had both practical and theoretical classes, like innovation management, big data & analytics, econometrics. But the theories and concepts are directly applied to real-life problems due to many professors working in banks or consultancies, which is really good. FS supports students in finding internships and semesters abroad, but when it comes to housing not so much because it’s not that easy in Frankfurt. FS offers dorms, but it is only to a limited amount of students and the facilities aren’t the best. In terms of student organizations, there are a lot of different sport clubs for almost every kind of sport, also student consulting, student investment club, student politics club, music, arts, etc. Living in Frankfurt is good, it is very multicultural in Germany, with lots of cultural actives, museums, parks, etc. The nightlife is also nice with proper nightclubs compared to the size of the city, Gibson, Velvet, Adlib to name a few, and there also is a bar district in Alt-Sachsenhausend and a lot of bars where bankers go in the city center. The campus is not really comparable to an actual campus like the American universities, but it’s a big modern building that was built 2 years ago. I would definitely recommend it to a friend if you're willing to pay that much for uni, because there are still a lot of public unis in Germany that are comparably good (Mannheim, Goethe, LMU Munich...).

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