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Teaching and Student Organizations

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Teaching and Student Organizations

Teaching and Student Organizations

Blockchain technology is taught in several classes at the McCombs School of Business. Students learn about the technological, legal, and business opportunities and challenges faced when deploying blokchain-based solutions. 

  • Prof. Cesare Fracassi teaches about blockchain in Financial Technology courses for McCombs students enrolled in undergraduate, master's in finance, master's in business analytics, and master's in business administration programs. He covers topics on cryptography, blockchain mechanics, financial applications of blockchain (cryptocurrencies, market clearing), blockchain ventures financing, and blockchain regulatory environment.
  • Prof. Prabhudev Konana teaches blockchain concepts in Strategies for Networked Economy to MBA students and in Introduction to Information Technology Management to undergraduate honors students.
  • Prof. Ashish Agarwal teaches blockchain concepts in Introduction to Information Technology Management to undergraduate honors students.
  • Prof. Abhay Samant teaches about the technological needs for blockchain infrastructure in the Intro to Data Management course for Master of Science in Business Analytics students.
  • Jimmy Song teaches, "Programming Blockchain", a course designed for students admitted to any of the Master of Science in Information, Risk, and Operations Management programs.
  • "Emerging Technologies II" focuses on blockchain application development." This course is team-taught by Tej Anand, Sriram Vishwanath and Karl Creder for students admitted to any of the Master of Science in Information, Risk, and Operations Management programs.

The McCombs Graduate Blockchain Society at the University of Texas at Austin is an organization of McCombs MBA students interested in blockchain technology.

Texas Blockchain at the University of Texas at Austin is an organization of undergraduate students interested in blockchain technology.