Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2015 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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This subject is taught by the School of Information Management.
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.
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.
- The BCom core must be included (ACCY 111 or ACCY 130, ECON 130*, FCOM 111**, INFO 101, MARK 101, MGMT 101 and QUAN 102)
- INFO 102, 241, ELCM 211, 251
- 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.
These are the attributes that we expect our ELCM majors to have by the time they graduate. They will be able to:
- Understand and manage the interplay between people, technologies and organisations that underlies e-business
- Understand the technologies and processes of e-business infrastructure
- Develop, test, deploy, maintain and measure e-business strategies, systems, processes and applications for an organisation
- Exploit new business models and marketplace structures enabled by electronic communications
- Communicate the technical and managerial aspects of e-business
- Understand, manage and control e-business risks and security
- Explain the impact of e-business on social, economic, legal and ethical issues in organisations and society
Postgraduate qualifications in e-Commerce
- Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Commerce
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- Master of Commerce in Information Systems
- PhD in e-Commerce
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 for more information:
Undergraduate Programme Director
Phone: 04-463 7435
Level 5, Rutherford House
Phone: 04-463 5103
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:
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|200 Level Courses|
ELCM 211 – Foundations of e-Commerce
|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 381 – Special Topic
ELCM 395 – Case Studies in e-Commerce
|400 Level Courses|
ELCM 401 – Multimedia
|600 Level Courses|
ELCM 690 – e-Commerce for PhD