Online Master’s Degrees in Ecommerce

An online master’s degree in ecommerce may be ideal for individuals who want to develop web-based businesses. In this one to two-year program, students may gain training in programming, software engineering, and database design. Program coursework may consist of specialized electives along with major coursework including enterprise infrastructure, object oriented modeling, and secure electronic commerce.

Upon graduation, students may either seek employment or pursue a doctoral degree in ecommerce. Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in management, sales, web development, database design, and marketing.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Program Length: One to two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 12% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for online master’s in ecommerce degree programs may consist of major coursework alongside technology-based electives. These courses may teach how to build internet infrastructure, design databases, and build websites using client-and-server-side technologies. Core ecommerce courses may include the following:

  • Enterprise Infrastructure
  • E-Commerce Website Engineering
  • Database Technologies
  • Object Orienting Modeling
  • Intranets and Portals
  • Internet Supply Chain Management
  • Secure Electronic Commerce

Career Options

Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in sales, social media, marketing, web development, and retail. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in sales management are projected to increase by 12% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Director of Infrastructure
  • Sales Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Ecommerce Operations Manager
  • Consumer Marketing Director

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete a master’s-level degree in ecommerce may wish to continue their studies by enrolling in a doctoral degree program. A doctoral degree in business with an emphasis in ecommerce may allow students to conduct intensive research in order to develop innovative technological sales and business strategies.

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

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