Master of Blockchain Enabled Business
DurationFull-time 1.5 years, Part-time 3 years
AU$32,640 (2021 total)
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
Blockchain is a transformative technology at the centre of this digital economy, with applications across all aspects of commerce, government and social enterprises. It is reshaping the industrial, employment and social landscape globally. The adoption of digital interaction and ways of doing business has massively increased in recent years.
Labour market reports show that there has been more than 200% year-on-year job growth in this field since 2015, approximately half of which is for people with the skills to understand and communicate its valuproposition, and lead change in the economic, financial, accounting, legal, ethical, business IT and strategic management dimensions of blockchain in all types of industries.
The rollout of the digital economy is now a worldwide economic imperative, and The Master of Blockchain Enabled Business has been designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to lead at the frontier of the emerging new digital economy.
RMIT is a global frontrunner in this space, with its world-leading Blockchain Innovation Hub helping to set the national and global agenda for enterprise transformation. The Master of Blockchain Enabled Business is a world first, truly multi-disciplinary applied degree that will prepare you to lead in a globalised, international context in a range of in-demand roles and sectors
The Master of Blockchain Enabled Business will equip you with the skills you need to manage blockchain in public and private enterprises, through a multi-disciplinary curriculum that brings together in-depth theoretical and practical learning.
You will learn about blockchain and the economy, cryptofinance and fintech, building and using smart contracts, blockchain for trade, and the legal, ethical, accounting and regulatory aspects of new technologies. You will also undertake a project-based capstone subject that brings all these together to solve an industry problem.
Over the duration of this degree, you will experience a variety of approaches to learning and teaching.
The multi-disciplinary curriculum will expose you to the dimensions of blockchain in business to build a broad base of knowledge and capabilities that will prepare you for the international workforce. You'll learn from experienced professionals and academics who will share their knowledge, research and experience, and assist you in developing skills as an independent and lifelong learner.
The major styles of teaching and learning you can expect to experience in this course will include:
Classroom teaching utilises a range of techniques, including lectures, presentations, simulations and group discussion, all designed to maximise your understanding of the curriculum. It is designed to provide an environment where you can ask questions, seek feedback and contribute to class discussion.
Working independently or as a group, you will apply knowledge to solve problems and examine case studies that relate to the business problems and challenges you will encounter working in industry.
Assignments and projects
These may be either research- or problem-based. They will provide you with experience with research, and effective writing and presentation for a range of audiences. Assignments are designed to provide a way to receive feedback on your skills development to further enhance your capabilities.
Your classes may incorporate extensive use of online teaching resources to support your learning, and for accessing relevant research sites. The University’s learning management system will be used for learning resources such as lecture notes and presentation slides, a range of assessment and feedback tools, discussion boards, quizzes and self-tests.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As part of your studies, you will have the opportunity to meet and learn from guest lecturers and mentors from industry.
Many of the subjects you will undertake will include industry-led case studies, and in the capstone subject Innovation Project in Cryptobusiness, you will develop a solution to a real industry problem.
You will have the opportunity to take part in special electives, including global intensives and business internships.
There are also opportunities to take part in a variety of business competitions, hackathons, and industry-connected student groups and forums at RMIT, including the RMIT Blockchain Association.
As part of your studies, you may choose to undertake an internship with an organisation in Australia or overseas.
You will also have the opportunity to join overseas exchange programs and study tours to expand your horizons and learn about other cultures and places.
RMIT supports students to undertake global work, exchange and study experiences with over 165 partner universities worldwide. The Global Experience Office (GEO) supports students to undertake exchange or short-term global mobility activities and can advise on selecting exchanges as well as how to access financial support through scholarships, RMIT travel grants, and government loans.
This degree is structured to allow you to supplement specialised studies in blockchain enabled business with subjects to suit your career or personal development goals. It consists of 12 subjects and includes 10 core subjects and 2 elective subjects.
The two flexible subjects can be selected from eligible open electives (any discipline in RMIT) for which you are eligible, or eligible electives in business, including:
- Behavioural business
- International business
- Business analytics
- Human resource management
- Information systems,IS security and risk management
- Logistics and supply chain management
You might also choose from a range of business internship or global study intensive or exchange opportunities.
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1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
1.5 years full-time
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Program code: MC279
The Master of Blockchain Enabled Business will equip you for a career as a leader at the forefront of the new global digital economy.
It will prepare you to work in a globalised, international environment as a business analyst, consultant, policy advisor or manager in the many and varied business sectors that adopt blockchain technology, including:
- supply chain and logistics
As well as a range of government and social service agencies requiring expertise in the field.
- An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent or higher level qualification, in a business discipline (or related) from a recognised tertiary institution
- An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution and a minimum of three years full-time or equivalent, work experience in a relevant industry setting.*
- The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business
*Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) to support their work experience. This might include (but is not limited to) evidence of research, project or operational work; policy and strategy planning work; product design and development, or directing and controlling organisational resources.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Credit and recognition of prior learning
Students who successfully complete the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business will be exempted from completing the four courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business (Stage A of the Master of Blockchain Enabled Business), and will be required to complete the eight (8) courses (96 credit points) in Stages B and C in order to qualify for the degree.
You may also be eligible for further credit. Learn more about eligibility for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.
Exemptions from this program will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience. Find out if you might be eligible.
2021 indicative fees
Full-fee places: AU$32,640.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$313 maximum fee for 2021.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Defer your payment
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
Payments and refunds
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2021 is $313.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.
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