Wharton School Of Business Launching Metaverse Business Course• July 26, 2022 7:45 pm • Comments
In a historic first, the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania is launching a metaverse business course.
The six-week, online course will feature over 50 lectures, require a modest study time of 10 hours per week, and cost roughly $4,500 for the entire package.
UPenn will be collaborating with Prysm Group to produce the course.
Adobe, The New York Times, Second Life, And The Wall Street Journal, are among just some of the notable brands and firms that will be featured as guest speakers during the program.
Professor Kevin Werbach, who is the chief director of the program, says that the course is aimed at helping businesses to understand the possibilities within the metaverse—an emerging technology still in its infancy.
UPenn’s Wharton School recently posted this about their upcoming course:
NEWS: #WhartonExecEd has launched “Business in the Metaverse Economy," an online certificate program.
The course, which includes interactive learning experiences, is designed to help leaders develop strategies to capture value in the emerging market.
— The Wharton School (@Wharton) July 26, 2022
Coin Telegraph offered this quote from Werbach:
“The metaverse is a significant and broad phenomenon that is still poorly understood. We hope to equip business leaders, consultants, and entrepreneurs with an understanding of the impending opportunities the metaverse brings.”
The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School will be the first Ivy League business school to launch a certification in the metaverse when it rolls out a new program this fall. https://t.co/zu6TqQHuAP
— Philadelphia Business Journal (@PHLBizJournal) July 26, 2022
The Block explains:
Other high-profile universities in the United States have incorporated web3 tech as learning tools, such as classes at Duke University and Stanford University providing course completion certificates as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
However, Wharton’s new program marks one of the first instances that the metaverse as an economic opportunity enters higher education.
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