School of Information Management

e-Commerce

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2014 academic year unless otherwise specified.

This subject is taught by the School of Information Management.

Overview

As the Internet establishes itself as the way of doing business, a tertiary qualification in e-Commerce will give you a relevant, contemporary place in today's workforce. The e-Commerce Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) major will impart the definitive understanding of what e-business is, how it works, why it works, and where it's going.

At Victoria, you will study aspects of the future of business, such as the impact of e-commerce on traditional management systems, business-to-business and business-to-consumer transaction relationships, electronic money and online payment systems, and the legal implications of the newest business methods in the world.

Whether you focus solely on e-Commerce or combine it with Computer Science or other commerce subjects such as Marketing or Management, you are ensuring you are at the cutting edge of a worldwide business trend.

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Undergraduate information

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) requires:

  • A total of 360 points to complete the degree (3 years full-time study).
  • The completion of seven compulsory core 100-level courses.
  • The completion of at least one major.

e-Commerce major

  1. The BCom core must be included (ACCY 111 or ACCY 130, ECON 130*, FCOM 111**, INFO 101, MARK 101, MGMT 101 and QUAN 102)
  2. INFO 102, 241, ELCM 211, 251
  3. ELCM 395, two further courses from: ELCM 301-391, INFO 321, COML 307, MARK 312

*The ECON 130 requirement will be waived for a student who has passed ECON 140 **FCOM 111 can be replaced by COML 203 and PUBL 113/201/202

Note: students doing the INFO/ELCM double major can take INFO 395 or ELCM 395 -- not both -- and can substitute one INFO or ELCM 300-level course for whichever 395-coded course they did not take.

e-Commerce major attributes

These are the attributes that we expect our ELCM majors to have by the time they graduate. They will be able to:

  1. Understand and manage the interplay between people, technologies and organisations that underlies e-business
  2. Understand the technologies and processes of e-business infrastructure
  3. Develop, test, deploy, maintain and measure e-business strategies, systems, processes and applications for an organisation
  4. Exploit new business models and marketplace structures enabled by electronic communications
  5. Communicate the technical and managerial aspects of e-business
  6. Understand, manage and control e-business risks and security
  7. Explain the impact of e-business on social, economic, legal and ethical issues in organisations and society

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How to find out more

You can order more information on this subject by registering on our Request for Study Material database.

Victoria’s Student Recruitment and Course Advice Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.

Contact the Faculty of Commerce Student Services Office (Victoria Business School) for information on admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites and your Application to Study.

Contact the School of Information Management

Dr David Mason
Undergraduate Programme Director
Phone: 04-463 7435
Email: david.mason@vuw.ac.nz
SIM Administration
Level 5, Rutherford House
Phone: 04-463 5103
Email: sim@vuw.ac.nz

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Course information

Course learning objectives 

Each course has specific learning objectives that we expect students to have attained by the time that they have successfully completed the course.

Download the course learning objectives below:

Document File size File type
e-Commerce—course learning objectives 15 KB PDF

List of courses


200 Level Courses

ELCM 211 – Foundations of e-Commerce

ELCM 251 – Introduction to Internet Design and Development


300 Level Courses

ELCM 311 – Advanced Topics in e-Commerce

ELCM 320 – Project in e-Commerce

ELCM 351 – Advanced Internet Design and Development

ELCM 353 – Internet Developments

ELCM 395 – Case Studies in e-Commerce


400 Level Courses

ELCM 401 – Multimedia


600 Level Courses

ELCM 690 – e-Commerce for PhD