​Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme

Blockchain network
Understand the impact and harness the power of blockchain
Start date:
  • 6 weeks
Time commitment:
  • Short programme
  • Online


  • £2,350

Join our webinar

AI in Finance, present and future, with Nir Vulkan

10 June, 11:00-12:00 BST

This webinar will review existing applications and new emerging trends with their likely impact on banking and finance. There will be particular focus on new sources of data and new methods of analysis.

About the programme

Blockchain is changing multiple industries, this programme provides the opportunity to play an active role in this change.

While Blockchain exploration was initially reserved for firms operating in the financial industry, the potential of Blockchain technology is being realised by all sectors, including the likes of energy, telecoms and pharmaceuticals. Don't get left behind.

Our programme cohesively integrates relevant information on Blockchain for business leaders and innovators by showcasing best use cases, value propositions, and implementation strategies in the Blockchain industry.

You will learn:

  • what Blockchain is and how it works
  • how Blockchain will affect the future of business and your organisation
  • how to make better strategic business decisions

Delivered in partnership with online learning provider, GetSmarter, you will be part of a community learning together through a dedicated Online Campus. 


An introduction to the programme


What our alumni say

Excellent organisation, clear teaching material and videos, reasonable workload, outstanding tech platform. In one sentence: It is worth every penny.

Adolfo Paolini

Reader in Commercial Law, University of Buckingham


On completion of this programme, you’ll walk away with:

  • A comprehensive understanding of how blockchain works, and its potential impact on economies and financial structures
  • Expert insights to apply to any business context, by utilising frameworks designed specifically for this programme: Oxford Blockchain Strategic framework, Oxford Blockchain Regulation framework, and the Oxford Blockchain Ecosystem map
  • A strategic roadmap to integrate blockchain applications into your business
  • Guidance from leading industry experts and Oxford Saïd faculty, and access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn.

Meet the faculty

The programme is led by Professor Nir Vulkan and Associate Fellow, David Shrier, and is guided by prominent industry thought-leaders who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the programme.

The thinking behind the programme

This programme is founded in combining rigorous theoretical strategic frameworks from Oxford, with an array of blockchain practitioners from across the world. The learning is structured around group work into a blockchain use case, and concentrates on extensive use of showcases to lead participants through the very latest successful strategies and experiences taking place in this emerging field. 

In order to achieve the learning objectives, Oxford is able to convene a powerful range of contributors from world leading data scientists, as well as a number of practising entrepreneurs, technologists and financiers from multiple sectors.

A set of distinctive frameworks are utilised within the programme including:

  • Oxford Blockchain Ecosystem Map
  • Oxford Blockchain Strategy Framework
  • Oxford Blockchain Regulation Framework

Programme impact

Andrew Saull, Research Assistant for the Oxford Future of Real Estate Initiative, shares his experiences of the programme and how it has impacted on his work so far.


Hear from industry leaders and global Blockchain technology experts as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online programme:

Orientation module

Welcome to your online campus

Module 1

Understanding Blockchain.

Discover the wide-reaching potential of blockchain and gain a basic understanding of its underlying technology.

Module 2

The Blockchain ecosystem.

Explore the blockchain ecosystem, learn more about the impact of decentralisation and disruption on business strategy, and use the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Framework to analyse a blockchain use case.


Module 3

Innovations in value transfer.

Analyse this thematic area of blockchain, including the different business applications within it, related core technological features, and the strategic dynamics of the area.


Module 4

Decentralised apps and smart contracts.

Discover how blockchain is enabling new forms of management and organisation through decentralised applications, smart contracts, and new frameworks for identity and data sharing. 


Module 5

Transforming enterprise business models. 

Explore how blockchain technologies and other change drivers are transforming the way businesses operate.

Module 6

Blockchain frontiers.

Discover expert predictions for the future of blockchain, explore tips and advice to prepare yourself for potential challenges and opportunities.



Options for organisations

If you are looking to integrate Oxford online programmes with your organisation’s Learning & Development strategy, we have tailored solutions to help deliver an innovative learning experience across teams.