The Plaster Graduate School of Business at University of the Cumberlands recently hosted “Cryptocurrency Explored,” a webinar explaining the fast-growing world of cryptocurrency.
The webinar discussed various forms of cryptocurrency (such as Bitcoin and Ethereum), how to acquire it, how and where it can be used, and what crypto mining is, as well as the benefits, drawbacks, and potential risks of using cryptocurrency.
Kevin Bass and Stacey Strasser, both general partners at Cincinnati Crypto Fund, led the webinar. Bass has more than 20 years of experience managing multi-million-dollar accounts and has trained, mentored, and led teams to accomplish significant movement while growing his own network to be self-sustaining with problem-solving skills and both corporate and self-built marketing pillars to drive success. Strasser began her career focusing on operational development in building technical teams for fortune 500 companies and has since moved into technology consulting roles in business solutions and systems integration, currently serving as an investment advisor to a blockchain start-up and as Senior Director of Business Solutions at Ascendum-Sourcebits, a Vora Ventures Company.
“Cryptocurrency Explored” was held from 7:30pm – 9:00pm on April 8, allowing working graduate students to attend without sacrificing office hours. In addition to a lecture-style portion of the webinar, Bass and Strasser held a Q & A session for the students. Michele Hess Dubel, a doctoral student who attended the webinar, hopes the school will provide more webinars like it in the future.
“I’m thankful we got the opportunity to participate in this,” (he/she) said. “I learned quite a bit and feel more confident about this subject now.”
University of the Cumberlands has expanded its business programs, both graduate and undergraduate, in the past few years. In 2019, Cumberlands was one of the first schools in the nation to offer a master’s degree in global business with blockchain technology. The Hutton School of Business (HSB) at Cumberlands (undergraduate business school) recently added a strategic marketing concentration to its bachelor degree offerings. Additionally, in October, the HSB completed the accreditation process for its doctoral programs, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD), receiving new program accreditation for the doctoral programs’ specializations, which include accounting, entrepreneurship, healthcare administration, marketing, project management, and strategic management. In fall 2020, new undergraduate courses in business analytics and business ethics were added as core classes for business majors, providing students with a stronger academic foundation to prepare them for the competitive job market.
For more information about the Plaster Graduate School of Business at Cumberlands, call (606) 539-4299 or email plasterbusiness [at] ucumberlands.edu (plasterbusiness[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu). To learn about undergraduate business courses, email hsb [at] ucumberlands.edu (hsb[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu).