Course Title: Block Chain for Business

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Block Chain for Business

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Dr Arthur Adamopoulos

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5782

Course Coordinator Email: arthur.adamopoulos@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.21

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.

Prior knowledge from Business Computing would be beneficial.


Course Description

Throughout this course, you will gain an understanding of what blockchain is and how it is applied to organisations across a number of industries. Delving into the applications of blockchain in business, the course provides a more management-focused overview of implementing decentralised networks. Blockchain for Business will introduce various cryptocurrencies and distributed systems from a business perspective, analysing the ethical and security implications of adopting blockhain while also reflecting on business concerns surrounding security, governance and their impacts on blockchain implementation.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

 

CLO1: Analyse and discuss blockchain technology fundamentals as they apply to an information systems context. 

CLO2: Critically evaluate the ethical implications of blockchain technology in business

CLO3: Analyse and propose strategic advice regarding blockchain implementation within business, across various industries.

CLO4: Evaluate the tools, technologies and underlying principles of blockchain within service sectors, to improve organisational performance.

CLO5: Research and reflect upon the challenges that business management and marketing functions face due to the rise of new technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies and other emerging systems impacting organisations.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course is delivered interactively in three hour seminar-style workshops each week. In this course you will be encouraged to be an active participant both in class and online. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through our Learning Management system Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools.

 

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school.

Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

 

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task

Weighting (%)

Linked CLOs

Assessment Task 1

30%

1, 3

Assessment Task 2

30%

1,2,4

Assessment Task 3

40%

2,3, 4 5