Blockchain Technology Management

Gain in-depth knowledge of practical applications for blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) like enterprise blockchain, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), decentralized finance (DeFi), and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) to solve today’s business problems and keep up with the evolving ecosystem. 

This program is perfect for...

  • Professionals seeking to understand blockchain’s role in their industry, macrotrends, digitization, and what’s happening today in cutting-edge information technology
  • Individuals seeking business-oriented, leadership-minded training in blockchain for an edge in business models, collaboration tools, and consortia frameworks
  • Executives who want to best position their business for success by integrating cost-saving or strategic blockchain tools
  • Job seekers who want to pursue a career in blockchain, Web3, or Industry 4.0 technologies
  • Individuals with practical experience in blockchain, crypto, and NFTs who need to round out their knowledge with a credible certificate program

What you can learn.

  • Gain a holistic understanding of blockchain fundamentals that can be applied to any industry
  • Apply practical applications of blockchain to actual business problems and use cases
  • Evaluate blockchain in an organization's overall digitization journey and as a complement to other Industry 4.0 and 4IR technologies
  • Recognize the consortia, governance, legal and regulatory considerations, best practices, and success factors of blockchain adoption

Blockchain and its real-world importance

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Distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain have the potential to transform industries and solve some of the world’s most critical challenges. Blockchain is a peer-to-peer, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way without centralized control. Blockchain technology makes cryptocurrency possible, acting as an on-chain payment rail to settle international transactions. In addition, blockchain is also the underpinning for NFTs (non-fungible tokens), allowing the creation of new communities united by a common utility, protecting artists, and opening up opportunities for endless innovation.
Blockchains can be programmed to record not just financial transactions, but nearly anything that holds value and can be expressed in code: births, deaths, marriage licenses, property deeds, medical procedures, insurance claims, votes, incentives —the possibilities are limitless. Blockchain technology enables a “shared truth” and “I see what you see” perspective which provides transparency, synchronization, and, ultimately, trust.

The importance and relevance of blockchain technology will only grow as organizations build for an increasingly digital future. As decentralization and distributed ledger technologies present new opportunities and value for organizations, there will continue to be an increasing demand for individuals who understand this technology and can help companies keep pace. While the acceptance of NFTs as the newest contemporary art medium, the suitability of DAOs as a tool to structure a remote-first business, and the potential of DeFi as a disruptive force in finance are still entering the mainstream, many individuals and organizations have already equipped themselves with the in-depth understanding that has allowed them to pivot into this space to build sustainable businesses.
This certificate program aims to provide a holistic overview of the technology which will be useful irrespective of the function and role of the student—free-lance, finance, project management, legal, compliance, operations, business development, IT/technology, and more. Students will gain exposure to relevant blockchain "use cases" and how to apply theory to solve business problems. This is critical to keep up with this fast-moving technology that seeks to deliver solutions to problems that traditional tech has been unable to solve.

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Free Blockchain Seminar Series

Join us live online to explore a variety of topics, presented by industry experts and influential guest speakers, in the revolutionary space of blockchain technology, crypto, NFTs, and more.  

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Now is the time for early adopters and change agents to embrace the evolution of blockchain, given the thriving ecosystem among organizations.

Vivian Taslakian
UCLA Extension Program Director, Engineering and Digital Technology


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MGMT X 457.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 457.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Students must complete two electives courses from the following list:

MGMT X 457.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 457.4
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 457.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

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*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

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