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E-Commerce Curriculum: After the Fall

E-Commerce Curriculum: After the Fall
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Author(s): James D. White (DePaul University, USA), Theresa A. Steinbach (DePaul University, USA)and Linda V. Knight (DePaul University, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch157
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


The fall of the dot-com has had a chilling effect on university-level ecommerce programs. Increasingly, academics and practitioners are asking just what constitutes an effective e-commerce program. This research analyzes courses offered by technically oriented e-commerce degree programs at the master’s and bachelor’s levels. By distilling patterns of courses that are common across multiple schools, it is possible to identify both those courses that are essential to such programs and those that provide breadth or enrichment. This research may serve as a guide for schools seeking to institute or update their technical e-commerce curricula, by providing a concise listing of the types of courses other institutions consider essential, important, or desirable in similar programs. Further, it provides a guide for schools seeking to institute or update their businessoriented e-commerce curricula, by identifying the most essential technical aspects.

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