Your chance to shape the future of business, worldwide.

Learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology and how to use these new capabilities in a variety of business applications like financial services, banking, identity management, and more. This degree teaches the core concepts, frameworks, and skills necessary to lead and implement blockchain initiatives that make digital transactions more secure. You’ll study concepts such as:

  • The role of blockchain technology in finance
  • Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and their market impact
  • Using blockchain technology to address data accuracy, reliability, and transparency
  • Components and structures of blockchain business networks
  • And more!
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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

Master of Science in Global Business with Blockchain Technology

Learn blockchain technology online with UC’s global business graduate program featuring a blockchain focus. In this one-of-a-kind program, you’ll prepare to excel at the intersection of two professional fields experiencing rapid growth: business and IT.

You’ll build an expert understanding of blockchain technology through virtual lab exercises, research, and hands-on activities. In addition, our cutting-edge curriculum will teach you applications for blockchain within a global business context. You’ll learn how to: 

  • Develop programming code to implement crypto assets and perform blockchain data mining
  • Create and implement cryptocurrencies, hyper ledgers, Ethereum, and decentralized applications
  • Analyze blockchain technology’s impact on different aspects of business
  • Address specific needs and challenges in the field of blockchain technology

Course Requirements

BLCN 531  Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

BLCN 532  Blockchain Development

BLCN 533  Finance and Blockchain

BLCN 534  Fundamentals of Database Systems

BLCN 535  Cryptography*

BLCN 631  Blockchain Implementation

BLCN 632  Data Mining**

BLCN 633  Global Marketing and Blockchain

BLCN 634  Human Resource Management and Blockchain

BLCN 636 Legal & Regulatory Framework of Blockchain

BADM 699 Capstone

*BLCN 535 Cryptography is currently taught as ISOL 535
**BLCN 632 Data Mining is currently taught as ITS 632

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Mission & Goals

The mission of the global business with blockchain master's program is to prepare students to become productive, competent, and ethical professionals in the business world.

Gain an understanding of and competence in using blockchain technology
Develop programming code to implement crypto assets and perform blockchain mining with foundational terminology
Implement database solutions in the context of blockchain technology
Analyze blockchain technology's impact on different aspects of business
Address specific needs and challenges in the field of blockchain technology
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Blockchain in Business Careers & Outcomes

All stats from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Logistician: $77,520

Logistician: $77,520

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain.

Management Analyst: $95,290

Management Analyst: $95,290

Management analysts recommend ways to improve an organization’s efficiency.

Purchasing Manager: $75,120

Purchasing Manager: $75,120

Buyers and purchasing agents buy products and services for organizations. Purchasing managers oversee the work of buyers and purchasing agents.

Chief Executive: $189,520

Chief Executive: $189,520

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Information Research Scientist: $136,620

Information Research Scientist: $136,620

Computer and information research scientists design innovative uses for new and existing computing technology.

Top Executive: $100,090

Top Executive: $100,090

Top executives plan strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals.

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Common Questions

Simply put, blockchain is a data protocol that allows non-trusted partners to collaborate and agree on the validity of transactions without anyone overseeing the process. Why? Because transactional information is recorded in a digital ledger comprised of linked blocks that each contain multiple transactions. Since changing one block would require changing all the blocks, this system is difficult to hack or cheat. 

While blockchain technology was initially developed to facilitate cryptocurrency transactions, it holds so much more potential. Blockchain’s fundamental property of online security makes it the optimal tool for handling all sorts of digital transactions. The many uses of blockchain technology include secure medical data sharing, supply chain and logistics monitoring, cross-border payments, and even voting. 

For those interested in IT, business, finance, and related areas, a career that involves developing and implementing blockchain technology may be highly rewarding. Though still a relatively new and evolving field, blockchain is creating many jobs. In fact, data from the U.S. Department of Labor projects that blockchain engineer roles will grow faster than average over the next decade. 

In addition, a variety of growing career paths may call for blockchain skills and expertise. For example, demand for computer and information systems managers is growing to match the pace of advancing information security threats. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in this occupation will increase by 11 percent over the next decade, much faster than average for all professions. Potential job titles include chief information officer (CIO), chief technology officer (CTO), IT director, and IT security manager.

When considering whether to earn a blockchain degree, many students wonder if there’s a future in blockchain technology. For many, it’s clear that blockchain has changed business—and the world — for the better. Earning a blockchain degree may be a smart investment for the following reasons:

  • Career opportunities. Business applications for blockchain are on the rise. In fact, this technology is revolutionizing industries as diverse as banking, global finance, supply chain management, health care, digital media, and beyond. With a blockchain degree under your belt, you could expand your career options and stand out to employers. 
  • Higher earnings. Earning an advanced degree with a focus on blockchain technology could help you prepare for high-paying career paths. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information systems managers earned a median annual salary of $159,010 in 2021. Many employers prefer these professionals to earn a graduate degree.
  • The chance to shape the future. Modern organizations have only scratched the surface of what’s possible with blockchain technology. Earning a blockchain degree could prepare you to lead the way forward in this exciting field—and unlock career opportunities as you go.

All programs at University of the Cumberlands are offered at some of the lowest rates in the nation – and we even include free textbooks through our One Price Promise! For more information on how affordable this program would be for you, visit our Financial Aid page.

Each course lasts eight weeks, called a bi-term. There are two bi-terms per semester, and three semesters per year (fall, spring, and summer). Many classes are asynchronous, meaning there is no set login time; you can work on schoolwork whenever you find time. Cumberlands provides free rental textbooks to online students as part of its One Price Promise. 

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Dr. Beryl Prescott

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Beryl Prescott

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beryl.prescott [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Neelam Dwivedi

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Neelam Dwivedi

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neelam.dwivedi [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Scott Dell

Dr. Scott Dell

Assistant Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Scott Dell

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scott.dell [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Program Accreditation

The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.

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