Online Associate Degrees in Ecommerce

An online associate degree in ecommerce may provide students with the skills and training needed to work in internet related businesses. Students enrolled in these two-year programs may study Internet strategy in business, basic business principles, and electronic business. Coursework within these programs may include general education courses, business-focused electives, and major-specific courses, such as business law, small business management, and entrepreneurship.

Upon graduation, students may seek entry-level employment or further their education and transfer credits into a bachelor’s degree program in ecommerce. Associate’s-level graduates may find employment opportunities in sales, ecommerce, marketing, and advertising.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within an online associate degree in ecommerce may combine general education requirements, business-based electives, and major-specific courses. In these two-year programs, students may gain a strong background in business and Web-based application development as well as online communication and collaboration. Core ecommerce courses may include the following:

  • Management Principles
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Computer Law and Policy
  • Business Organization

Career Options

Graduates of an online associate degree in ecommerce may find career opportunities in government, finance, advertising, marketing, sales, promotions, and ecommerce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as computer system analysts are expected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Web Designer
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Website Developer
  • Project Manager

Continuing Education

Upon graduation, students may opt to further their education and transfer their credits into a baccalaureate-level program in ecommerce. These four-year programs may provide students with additional training on using business concepts through Internet technology, commercial ventures, and technology implementation.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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