Wharton Business School launches Metaverse course

The Ivy League business school is offering a six-week course for US$ 4,500 that will educate students on business opportunities in the Metaverse.
July 29, 2022 - Cynthia Chung

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania recently announced it will offer business professionals a six-week online course called Business in the Metaverse Economy. 


Wharton, one of the world’s leading business schools, partnered with consulting firm Prysm Group to design the course. 


The course will include over 50 lecturers by faculty and industry members and cover topics ranging from virtual reality technologies and blockchain-based virtual platforms such as The Sandbox and Decentraland. It also aims to help business professionals understand how they can find and benefit from business opportunities within the Metaverse as well as exploration of the future of the Metaverse. 


Guest speakers from Adobe, Animoca Brands, R/GA, RLY Network, Second Life, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and others will make an appearance at the lecturers. 


The first cohort of students will begin on September 12, 2022 and will be expected to dedicate 8-10 hours per week towards the course at a cost of US$ 4,500.

In similar news, the University of Tokyo is also rolling out Metaverse courses to high school students and adult workers this month. The program was launched with the aim to resolve the lack of skilled personnel working on ‘digital transformation’ and ‘advanced technologies.’ The course also aims to tackle the challenge of overcoming the lack of female representation in the engineering university programs.


Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has also announced a partnership with French digital training firm, Simplon and plans to open Metaverse academies across France last month. 


Photo: The Wharton School


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