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2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

E-Commerce Post-Masters Certificate

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The dramatic advancement in Internet and other mobile technologies since the early 1990s has driven firms to realize the necessity of using the internet to collaborate with customers, suppliers, partners, and other stakeholders. As knowledge of E-Commerce systems is accumulating and exploding over time, top executives are becoming more proficient and confident in leading internet-based initiatives; however, top management initiatives must be implemented by mid-level information systems and business managers who need a solid understanding of the associated technical and managerial issues in applying the most recent technologies to create, operate, and maintain e-commerce capabilities. This is particularly challenging for mid-level managers in small and mid-size companies who lack the opportunity to obtain the necessary training internally. With this need in mind, the Department of Decision and Information Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers the Post-Masters Certificate Program in E-Commerce.

The E-Commerce Post-Masters Certificate Program focuses on both technical and managerial issues in E-Commerce. Topics such as the production, marketing, and distribution of digital information products and current and emerging electronic commerce technologies using the internet will be covered.

Program Requirements

The program has three required courses and two elective courses. The three required courses give students a theoretical foundation in understanding information technology and related managerial issues in general, and emerging Internet technologies and related E-Commerce strategies and management issues in particular. The two electives can be chosen from Business Process Design, E-Commerce/Internet Marketing, and Special Topics in MIS, giving flexibility in customizing courses to meet student needs. Lectures, case studies, group projects, presentations, field studies, and class discussions are all used in the teaching process.

Total Credits: 15

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