Online E-Business and E-Commerce Undergraduate Degrees
Associate's and bachelor's degree programs in e-business or e-commerce can prepare you for a job that blends business and technology. Although rare, these programs can now be found mostly or fully online. To learn more, keep reading - see the curriculum, learn about online programs and get continuing education and career information, too.
What Will I Learn In An Undergraduate Online E-Business or E-Commerce Program?
The curricula of e-business and e-commerce degree programs typically are very similar. Usually, the primary difference is that e-commerce programs focus more specifically on the buying and selling of products online, while e-business programs tend to look at the 'big picture,' incorporating more aspects of general business. Regardless of which degree you choose to pursue, you should expect to see coursework in the following topics:
- Business strategies
- Principles of marketing
- Business information management
- Introduction to economics
- Project management
- Information systems
- Business communication
- Introduction to business law
- Organizational ethics
|Online Degrees||Associate's and bachelor's degrees available online|
|Common Courses||Business law, economics, ethics, information systems, marketing|
|Continuing Education||Master's of Business Administration (MBA) degree|
|Career Options||Database administrator, internet advertiser, marketing manager, web developer|
|Median Salary (2018)||$69,430 (Web Developers)|
|Job Outlook (2018)||15% growth (Web Developers)|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
How Does Online Learning Work?
An online class usually has the same curriculum as its in-person equivalent. The main difference is that rather than attending class on campus every week, you view your lessons, submit assignments and take exams via the school's distance learning website. Naturally, you'll need a computer with Internet access to take an online class; additional software or peripheral equipment may also be necessary since PowerPoint, audio and video files are often used to facilitate online learning. You'll communicate with your instructors and classmates online, too, utilizing e-mail, chat rooms and message boards. Bear in mind that some schools offer fully online programs, while others have hybrid or blended programs that offer a mix of online and in-person classes.
What Can I Do After Graduation?
Once you've completed an undergraduate program in e-business or e-commerce, you can either enter the workforce or go on to a master's degree program in e-commerce, e-business, finance or marketing. You also might choose to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Examples of typical job titles for graduates of e-business and e-commerce programs include the following:
- Web programmer
- Database administrator
- Internet advertiser
- Website designer
- Web content developer
- Marketing manager