Practical Ecommerce

15 Schools for Ecommerce Degrees

Online entrepreneurs typically learn their trade by trial and error.  But there are bachelor and master degree programs that concentrate on ecommerce. Here is a list of degree programs that focus on ecommerce. All of the schools have physical campuses, though some also run online degree programs.

eCommerce Degree Programs

Carnegie Mellon University – Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT). The eBusiness Technology program of study prepares students to play a variety of mission critical roles in leveraging the power of technology across the enterprise, and to provide technical leadership and an informed strategic vision. The program consists of a series of ecommerce team-related challenges that are completed in a mock-company workplace. Tuition is $51,300 per year.

Carnegie Mellon University.

Carnegie Mellon University.

Creighton University – Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (MS-ITM) Program. Technology touches every aspect of business, and graduates of the MS-ITM program are prepared to set the pace, bringing a values-centered perspective to the business world. The course of study provides a synergy between technology and management and is designed to meet the demands of the constantly evolving business-technology environment. The program offers an ecommerce concentration. Tuition is $704 per credit hour.

Dalhousie University – Master of Electronic Commerce (MEC). This program features the collaboration of three faculties to provide an education in legal, management and computing concepts. It blends coursework, research, and business experience to offer a commanding overview of ecommerce. This multi-disciplinary program can be completed in as little as one and a half years. Tuition is $4,141.50 per semester.

DePaul University – MBA Concentration in E-Business. This concentration is designed for business professionals who participate in or manage the e-business process. Graduates will be literate in the design, social and political implications, and engineering of ecommerce projects. To complete the e-business concentration, students must take two courses, “Electronic Business” and “E-Business Strategies,” and choose an information technology elective. Tuition is $900 per credit hour.

DePaul University.

DePaul University.

Illinois Institute of Technology – Master of Science in Information Architecture. The Master of Science in Information Architecture enhances a technical communication core with specialized concepts, skills and tools for designing, implementing and managing websites and related media. The program has a specialization in ecommerce, as well as web design, databases, and visual design. Tuition is $1,056 per credit hour.

Lancaster University – Masters in E-Business and Innovation (EBIN). The Masters in E-Business and Innovation (EBIN) is a multidisciplinary program designed for graduates wanting to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to shape innovation in e-business and ecommerce brought about by Internet, mobile, and multimedia technologies. The program uses practice-oriented teaching based on real-world examples. It features teaching partnerships with SAP and IBM. Tuition is £13,000 per year.

McMaster University – MBA (eBusiness Major). The program’s ecommerce specialty provides students with the technical and managerial background required for leadership roles in electronic businesses and industries of today and tomorrow. Up to 50 percent of the courses taken by e-business students relate to the technical aspects of electronic commerce, such as website engineering, programming, network communication, interface design and intelligent agents. Tuition is $13,480 per semester.

McMaster University.

McMaster University.

Purdue University – MBA E-business Option. The e-business option focuses on an integrated understanding of the impact of ecommerce. Course areas include marketing, finance, operations, organizational behavior, accounting, economics, strategy and information systems. The goal of this option is to prepare students to understand and manage issues related to the ecommerce industry. Tuition is $20,286 per semester.

Stratford University – MBA Information Technology and e-Commerce. Stratford University is an online and on-campus school. Through this online degree program, students have the opportunity to specialize in information technology and ecommerce. Provided with theories and technical skills, students will have strong foundation on ecommerce website development, relational database management, information technology, corporate transformation and project management to complement the core courses in business administration. Tuition is $410 per quarter credit hour.

Temple University – MBA/MS in E-Business. This program seeks to provide a solid understanding of business models created by the forces of globalization, entrepreneurship and information technology. The program provides general graduate business courses, as well as specialty courses in e-business, ecommerce, data management, network architecture, and entrepreneurship. Tuition is $1,287 per credit hour.

Temple University.

Temple University.

University of Denver – MBA Concentration in Information Technology and Electronic Commerce. This program takes you across disciplines, such as data warehousing, marketing, finance and operations, so you’ll know how to gather and leverage information to lead organizations and steer decisions. Cross-functional coursework is complemented by real-time projects for a variety of clients and a required practicum. Tuition is $1,026 per credit hour.

University of Maryland – MBA Concentration in Electronic Commerce. The web is transforming business around the world, facilitating new kinds of interactions among companies, suppliers, and customers, as well as within firms. The program’s ecommerce concentration enables students to gain a broad understanding of the key trends in applications and to explore emerging new business models. Tuition is $47,448 per year.

University of New Brunswick – Bachelor of Applied Management Ecommerce. The University of New Brunswick Saint John’s Bachelor of Applied Management Ecommerce program complements technical and programming skills gained through a college education with university level studies focused on how business is conducted in the economy. The school also houses the Electronic Commerce Research & Training Center, which focuses on ecommerce for the small-medium business. Tuition is $5,582 per year.

University of New Brunswick.

University of New Brunswick.

University of Rochester – MBA Concentration in Electronic Commerce (ECM). Managing in this rapidly evolving environment requires an understanding of the technology infrastructure needed for ecommerce and the new business models that leverage on the special capabilities of the Internet. Students learn state-of-the-art tools for supporting the marketing, logistical, financial and service-delivery aspects of doing business online. The concentration prepares students to create, manage, direct and analyze ecommerce initiatives. Tuition is $45,933 per year.

University of Toledo – Bachelor of Business Administration in E-Commerce. The program offers multiple career ecommerce tracks. They combine an ecommerce specialization with a minor in marketing, information systems, finance, international business or entrepreneurship. In addition, students can gain real-world experience through numerous internships for college credit and money. Tuition is $8,358.96 per semester.

University of Toledo.

University of Toledo.

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Comments ( 3 )

  1. Dan Doromal December 5, 2011 Reply

    Benedictine University offers an online MBA with an internet marketing concentration. Ben U is a regionally accredited, Catholic-based, private university.

  2. Murphy Tan December 7, 2011 Reply

    It is useful definitely for an online seller like me. I run an online fashion wholesale website and made a lot of mistakes along the way like market positioning, pricing, choice of shopping cart software and legal issues. If I had attended such courses, my mistakes could have been less costly.

  3. Nicks October 25, 2012 Reply

    I have a serious problem with these courses. Firstly they are far too expensive for what they offer, and secondly e-commerce business architecture is still up for grabs. What was viable last year is now outdated. As e-commerce is primarily driven by the software technology architecture, design and development, the business workflow necessary for successful user-driven e-commerce has to follow the capabilities of available software. I know because I design and develop e-commerce software; and as much as I would like to input a full e-commerce business plan into a machine and get it to generate the required functionality, we aren’t there yet. And from my MBA business perspective, all I have seen so far is basic marketing concepts ramped digitally and then classified as e-commerce with a touch of social media thrown in.

    What I haven’t seen yet at the business level is a thorough understanding and application of distributed marketing and the application of collective group theory and behaviour applied to an e-commerce initiative. We are still treating e-commerce activities via the internet as single shoppers visiting the butchers, when that is definitely not the case, and is more akin to 20 people visiting the butchers and discussing whether an individual or collective should have this or that leg of lamb. There is a real subtle difference in the approach to marketing communications when this occurs, and the retail ramifications are enormous. This type of understanding is not usually found on e-commerce courses, it has to be realised. Sorry about that, I don’t mean to demean the valid educational work and training, just my opinion and experience coming out here; and I would never quarrel with Carnegie or Lancs.

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