Analytics & Technology

Inaugural MBA contest explores business uses for the tech behind Bitcoin

Inaugural MBA contest explores business uses for the tech behind Bitcoin

Melissa Jackson

There’s more to blockchain technology than Bitcoin.

A new MBA competition hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business will focus on innovative business uses for blockchain, the distributed database technology that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Teams from seven business schools will share their ideas and compete for $10,000 in prize money during the Notre Dame MBA Technology Innovation Challenge from 1 to 5 p.m. April 20 (Friday) in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium. The event, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, is open to the public.

Notre Dame MBA at 50: A look at the program's evolution

Notre Dame MBA at 50: A look at the program's evolution

Angela Sienko

MBA Turns 50

It’s been 50 years since Notre Dame launched its MBA program, and in that time, the class size has almost tripled, increasing from 50 in 1967 to 131 in 2017. And when the inaugural MBA class arrived on campus, it was comprised entirely of men, whereas today, nearly 30 percent of the classes are comprised of women.* …