Electronic commerce, or e-commerce, enables the management of vital flows of information within industry supply chains, as well as the selling of products and services within industry or to consumers. This course will give you the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and implement e-commerce applications and technologies. It offers a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach, placing the applications and enabling technologies of e-commerce into the wider business, social and economic context. This MSc is a career-enhancing programme designed to build on your previous experience and education, to improve your job performance and allow you to develop team-working and leadership skills so that you can contribute to the knowledge base of the company. In response to the needs of the industry, this course is offered with a management studies option. This innovative new combined course will enable you to develop key business and management skills and is ideal for students with a background in IT/computing who wish to specialise in the area of e-commerce while also developing the broad skill set and knowledge needed to fasttrack their career in leading and managing successful teams and projects.
What will you study?
You will use advanced tools and techniques to analyse, design, implement and manage the use of electronic commerce between businesses, consumers and government. You will investigate the design and management of e-commerce systems to show how e-commerce can accommodate the increased rate of change created by social, economic, political and technical developments.
You will also focus on the organisational and change management implications of new business models enabled by e-commerce. In addition, you will have the opportunity to carry out in-depth analysis of the impact of the internet in a variety of organised activity areas, such as business and administrative organisations and in society. A Research Methods module prepares you for work on your project/dissertation.
Following the ‘with management studies’ route, you will learn the fundamentals of marketing, finance and/or managing people and organisations, which will set your technical knowledge in a management context.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
The full MSc consists of five core modules, three option modules (including at least two management studies options) and a dissertation project.
-Requirements Engineering and Management
-Corporate Data and Database Management
-Broadband and Mobile Networks
-Project/Dissertation (MSc Only)
-Component-Based Software Engineering
-Developing Object-Orientated Solutions
-Electronic Commerce Technologies
-Geographical Information Fundamentals
-Internet Map Services
-Internet Wireless Networks
-Programming in Java
-Web Development in Java
-Location-Based Services, Applications and Technologies
-Network Design and Management
-Network Operating Systems
-Projects and Risk Management
-Secure and Dependable Computing
-Software Engineering Tools
-Software Quality Assurance
-Spatial Information Analysis and Modelling
-Strategic Information Systems for E-Business
-Visualisation and Image Processing
-IT and Entrepreneurship
-Finance Resource Management
-Managing People and Organisations