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E-Commerce Administration Associate Degree

Get information about associate's degree programs in e-commerce administration, the study of using the Internet and websites to conduct business. See what classes are offered, learn what kind of job you could land and what you could earn.

What Is an E-Commerce Administration Associate's Degree?

Associate's degree programs are available on-campus and online at both two-year and four-year schools. They're typically found within business administration programs, either as a standalone degree option or as an area of concentration.

In this degree program, you'll learn basic business principles, Web application development and Internet strategies for an online commerce career. Programs could teach you to develop a business plan and a marketing strategy and manage your employees. You'll learn technical skills to create a website and shopping cart. Your studies could address topics like finding a product niche, developing an advertising and marketing plan and using analytics to test website performance.

Skills Gained Web application development, online marketing and commerce, supervision and employee management, analytics
Common Courses Accounting and finance, marketing, Web development, software applications, e-commerce
Career Areas Web development, programming, marketing, research, database management, computer system administration
Median Annual Salaries (2019)* $49,513 - $131,463 (various professions in the e-commerce field)
Job Growth (May 2018)** 3% (for all Advertising and Promotions Managers)
1.2% (for all Software Developers and Programmers)

Sources: *Payscale.com, **Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Courses Would I Take?

You could take courses in accounting and finance, electronic business, virtual human resource management, marketing, e-commerce planning, law and ethics, Web graphics and development tools, multimedia and market research and reporting. You may also take and become certified in common e-commerce software applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

What Career Opportunities Are Available?

Your skills can be used by any retail, wholesale, manufacturing or government organization that buys or sells its products or services on the Internet, or in an entrepreneurial endeavor of your own. If you prefer employment, you could work in Web development, programming, traditional and social media marketing, research, graphic design, database management, customer service or computer information and system administration roles.

What Income Can I Expect?

Your income will depend on your role and experience level. In 2019, PayScale.com reported salary ranges for various e-commerce positions, including for those in internet advertising who made median annual salaries between $49,513 -and $131,463. These positions include account executives, software engineers and data analysts.