Wharton School Of Business Launching Metaverse Business Course

July 26, 2022 7:45 pm

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:

 

 

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 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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