School of Information Management

e-Commerce

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2015 academic year unless otherwise specified.

This subject is taught by the School of Information Management.

New Information Systems Major

No new enrolments are being accepted into the e-Commerce major. A new Information Systems (INFO) major is being introduced for 2015.

The INFO major will have two specialisations, IS Business Analysis and IT Solutions, which offer more flexibility than the previous separate INFO and ELCM majors.  The information below is intended for students enrolled in the ELCM major prior to 2015.

Read more detailed information regarding the transitional arrangements.

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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Postgraduate information

Postgraduate qualifications in e-Commerce

How to find out more

Want to find out more about studying at Victoria? Register now to find out more about your study options and keep updated on application and enrolment information, open days and events.

If you need help deciding what degree might be right for you, or what courses to take, talk with a liaison officer or book a course planning session with us, call 0800 VICTORIA (842 867) or email course-advice@vuw.ac.nz.

If you’re a returning or transferring student, contact the Faculty Student and Academic Services Office, for help with degree planning and for information on admission requirements and transfer credit from other institutions.

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Related subjects and careers

Related subjects Careers

Accounting
Computer Science
Information Systems
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Studies
Operations Research
Statistics

Business owner
e-Commerce administrator
e-Commerce architect
e-Commerce consultant
e-Commerce developer
Export-import
Finance and banking
Systems analyst
Website administrator
Website designer

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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

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300-level courses

  • ELCM 311: Advanced Topics in e-Commerce (2015)
  • ELCM 320: Project in e-Commerce (2015)
  • ELCM 353: Internet Developments (2015)
  • ELCM 381: Special Topic: Digital Business (2015)
  • ELCM 395: Case Studies in e-Commerce (2015)

600-level courses