ACCREDITED MASTER PROGRAM

GLOBAL MASTER IN QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES

Explore the potential of quantum technologies

PROGRAM
DESCRIPTION

In this master program, students will learn the foundations of quantum physics and its applications on computing, economy and finance, organisational design and new business models. Students will explore the potential of quantum technologies to address pressing challenges of mankind through the use of for example quantum algorithms and (hybrid) quantum computing to solve complex problems.

Quantum technology is a rapidly evolving field that has the potential to revolutionise various industries. Here are some examples:

Quantum sensing, which uses the principles of quantum mechanics to measure and analyse physical properties, can lead to more precise and energy-efficient measurements and improve the accuracy of technologies such as GPS and medical imaging. Quantum imaging uses quantum states of light to provide high-resolution images of objects that are difficult to image using classical techniques, which can have applications in medical imaging and materials science. Quantum computing uses quantum bits to perform complex calculations and solve problems difficult for classical computers. It has applications in cryptography, drug discovery, optimization, and machine learning. Quantum cryptography uses quantum mechanics to ensure secure communication, and its potential applications include secure communication between government agencies, military organisations, and financial institutions. Overall, quantum technology has the potential to revolutionise many areas of science and technology, enabling us to better understand and interact with the world around us.

Quantum technology is destined to be the most profoundly transformative technology that humans have ever uncovered. It will transform our way of life, both socially and economically, in ways that we can‘t yet fully grasp. Unprecedentedly dynamic, it’s poised to address problems spanning all present industries, making the impossible possible.

Students will acquire the skills managers and leaders need, in order to shape the future of the economy by applying quantum concepts in their (business) decision-making and leadership along the philosophical implications of quantum theory.

By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of quantum technologies, their underlying physics and its practical applications in business, society and politics – shaping the Quantum Economy.

DURATION:
One academic year

DEGREE:
60 ECTS Master accredited by the Universitat de Barcelona IL3

DELIVERY:
100% online with recorded and live classes
+ optional student week in Barcelona, São Paulo, Abu Dhabi, and/or Taipei

INTAKE:
Fist Intake November 2025, then every May and November

ENROLMENT STARTS SEPTEMBER 2024

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Senior Professionals looking to holistically understand the paradigm shifts, business threats and opportunities of quantum technologies to shape their strategic agenda

Professionals looking to reposition their career and get into strategic management, technology management or business development

Entrepreneurs seeking insights around the technologies to develop business use-cases or technology startups

Young professionals that want to kickstart their career in industries such as consulting, business development, technology management or project management

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Understand the fundamentals of quantum technologies
  • Identify use cases of the technology along potential threats and opportunities
  • Stay up-to-date on current quantum technology developments
  • Understand the implications of quantum technologies on business and society
  • Explore philosophical and ethical considerations of the next frontier in tech

TOPICS COVERED

  • New business models enabled by quantum technologies
  • Economic paradigm shifts and the use of quantum technologies in finance and money
  • Implications on organisational design and automated decision making
  • Leadership skills and team empowerment in the quantum age
  • The role of human beings in times of technology and automation of work
THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH:

THE EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE-BASED APPROACH

Hands-on, practical experience. GILT programs are designed to encourage active engagement in the subject matter. This includes a variety of activities such as experiments, design sprints, observations, reflections, interactive workshops, and prototyping to name a few.

SKILL-BASED FOCUS

The Positive Progress Education Model, developed by GILT, forms the backbone of all GILT programs. Next to the actual content, GILT programs always focus on the development of leadership and technology skills and encourage bold, unconventional thinking.

WORLD-CLASS FACULTY

Practitioners, management and leadership thinkers, artists, and philosophers. GILT programs are taught by leading industry experts, renowned academics, proven entrepreneurs, and exceptional thinkers. GILTs hand-picked global faculty will not only share their direct and practical knowledge but also provide personal insights and experiences from their various fields of work.

ACTIONABLE KNOWLEDGE

Designed to take action and get things done. Discuss and debate the most pressing challenges and co-create solutions with a selected group of peers. GILT programs focus on practical application and are designed to explore fresh ideas and develop new solutions.

CONNECTING A COMMUNITY

GILT has been training executives and individuals from all walks of life in over a hundred countries. GILT programs are designed to connect participants within the program and offer exposure to the broader community and ecosystem of global change makers.

CASE STUDIES

Each week, guest lecturers share current case studies of cutting-edge projects. GILT programs are enriched with case studies on emerging technologies such as blockchain and quantum, social and impact initiatives, and new business models—hands-on from leaders to leaders.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

QUANTUM GOODS AND SERVICES

In the “Quantum Goods & Services” block, students will explore use-cases and current developments of quantum technologies. This includes the current state of development and production of quantum hardware, software, and other products and services that make use of quantum mechanics. Students will be exposed to a variety of software solutions for quantum computing, such as development tools and programming languages, as well as the development of quantum consulting services. This block also offers a “market overview” section that provides an overview of the quantum technology landscape including current applications and an exploration of the most advanced developments.

QUANTUM ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND MONEY

The “Quantum Economics, Finance and Money” block explores the impact of quantum technologies on financial and economic systems. This includes cryptography, security, and risk management, as well as the development of new financial instruments and investment strategies. Quantum economics applies the principles of quantum mechanics to model economic systems and behaviour, using game theory and quantum computing to optimise such systems. Additionally, quantum economics is exploring new ways of thinking about economic decision-making using quantum probability theory and the use of quantum algorithms as well as the future of digital currencies.

QUANTUM ORGANISATION

The “Quantum Organization” focuses on the potential impact of (quantum) technologies on organisations, including leadership, management and decision-making, and aims to develop new models and methods for improving organisational performance. The use of quantum-inspired algorithms to solve complex organisational problems is a practical area of interest, as is the transfer of quantum physics principles to organisational structures for greater agility, adaptability, and resilience creating dynamic organisations. The field is also exploring new ways of thinking about organisational culture and identity. The “Quantum Organization” block explores research and educational principles, and expands into leadership development and strategic management.

QUANTUM HUMAN

The “Quantum Human” block applies quantum mechanics principles to model complex cognitive processes, potentially leading to a new understanding of what it means to be a human in the age of exponential technologies, in which Human-Machine interaction is becoming the norm and more and more human tasks are getting replaced by machines. Additionally, “Quantum Human” examines the impact of quantum technologies on human health, cognition, and behaviour, including quantum biology, quantum neuroscience, and quantum psychology. “Quantum Human” explores the intersection of art, philosophy, and quantum physics to examine human behaviour, decision-making, cognition, and consciousness.