The technology track electives include but are not limitied to:
The goal of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding of blockchain technology and the ecosystem as a whole. For the basic understanding, it will first be discussed so-called open, un-permissioned blockchains like Bitcoin or Ethereum followed by an overview of the respective ecosystem like, for instance, wallets including also the regulatory hurdles. The second part will focus on so-called permissioned blockchains or distributed ledger technology (DLT) like, for instance, the concept of tokenization, smart contracts, oracles and autonomous structures. Last but not least an outlook will be given on how blockchain technology can be used in combination with other technologies like AI or the IoT.
Lecturer: Veronika Kütt, Research Assistant, Blockchain Center, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Lean Startup Bootcamp
In just three (very intense) days students will be teamed up in entrepreneurial teams, ideate a B2C solution to an existing problem, create the value proposition, build a first landing-page MVP (minimum viable product) that will go live in the www, design and setup A/B-tests, create Facebook ad campaigns to get traffic on your website. You have to step out from your comfort zone and learn from market feedback and real entrepreneurs. On successful completion of this module, students will have a thorough comprehension that entrepreneurship requires being active; they will have an understanding that entrepreneurship is a soft-skill, a mindset, a reference of acting, that will help them in any future career. Last but not least, students will acquire the knowledge about the Venture Capital industry, and what it takes to get your startup funded.
Lecturer: Carsten Lebtig, General Manager at Uber EATs
The course aims at establishing the foundations required for managing information systems in the digital era. It introduces and refreshes participants’ knowledge about fundamental concepts of business information technologies (or: “digital technologies”), including trends such as cloud computing or IoT. This basic knowledge is then reflected by applying theories from strategic management as a lens to evaluate their “value” in terms of their potential for contributing to a firm’s strategic goals. Building on these foundations, general principles of digital strategy, enterprise IT architecture, digital innovation & transformation will be introduced and discussed based on case studies. Particular emphasis will be put on the role of big data and its exploitation for new services and business models. Overall, the students will learn how firms can transform the way they are doing business today by exploiting the interplay of digital technologies and data generated and processed by these technologies.
Lecturer: Daniel Beimborn, Professor of Information System, University Bamberg
The module aims at establishing the foundations required for understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods, available technologies and services, their applications and the general impact of AI on business, economics and society. Due to the possible large-scale impact of AI on economies and societies, the course focuses on strategic issues of high relevance for future business while providing the necessary understanding of the technology.
Lecturer: Moritz Strube, CTO at Lawpilots