Future Proofing Challenge

Technology can be a source of opportunity or disruption. Many businesses have failed because they didn't see how new technology could damage their business. Others have grown to world domination by seizing the opportunities it presents. This course will give you an overview of emerging technologies like blockchain, AI, and robotics and help you identify disruptive trends in the future. For your challenge, you'll build an app that provides a service in its target market.

At a glance

  • Credits: 7.5

  • Challenge: Hackathon

  • Required for all students

Module snapshot

What you'll learn

  • Emerging Technologies—Now and In Future

  • Identifying Value—& Capturing it From the Pain Points

  • Python: Introduction to Coding, Algorithms & Problem Solving

  • Working in Virtual Teams Across Locations & Time Zones

  • The Dangers of AI & Robots Replacing Human Jobs—& How to Avoid Them

The Challenge


Working in virtual teams, you'll be challenged to use emerging technologies to find an opportunity to disrupt an industry and capture value that no-one else has yet identified.

Mindsets and Core Skills

We partnered with Burning Glass Technologies and analyzed millions of job postings worldwide to understand the key mindsets and core skills that are essential—not only for when you first graduate, but also for the rest of your career, right up to when you become CEO. We’ve integrated the assessment of these skills—like collaboration, communication, and creativity—into our core modules. You’ll be continually assessed on your performance to ensure you build up these attributes to the best of your ability alongside your problem-solving and leadership skills.

What our students say

I developed a special way of confronting challenges and doing business. Together with my career advisor and alumni connections, I secured an internship at Tesla.

Mehjahr Khayyati


Class of 2017

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