Top Internet Commerce Degree Programs
Once you have decided that you want to major in Internet commerce, where should you study? Since Internet commerce studies is an applied field, you need to find programs that provide practical experience, co-op positions and other ways for you to gain experience in industry. Consider these suggestions as you decide where to embark on your Internet commerce career.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
MIT is well known for its engineering and technology programs. For students interested in Internet business, the Sloan School of Management offers an undergraduate degree in management science. This bachelor's program has four elements: Finance, Information Technologies, Marketing Science, Operations Research. College graduates with expertise in marketing and technology will have a wide array of opportunities. Tuition and fees at MIT are approximately $39,000 per year.
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business has a well regarded undergraduate business program. At Tepper, business undergraduates can focus on Mathematics, Statistics, and Computing - valuable knowledge for an Internet commerce career. Beyond course work, Tepper provides a "Professional Service Project" option for students. This project provides students the opportunity to work with a professional or civil society group. Students specializing in the Computing and Information Technology Track take courses in data structures, e-commerce strategy, systems analysis and web business engineering. In the 2010-2011 year, undergraduate business students pay about $40,000 per year in fees.
University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
UT- Austin offers two undergraduate business programs that introduce students to various aspects of modern business. The IROM Department (Information Systems, Risk and Operations Management) courses educate students in the risks and opportunities technology presents to modern business. The university requires students to complete a business internship as part of their studies. This requirement gives students the opportunity to work with one of Austin's companies (the area is known for technology and gaming companies) or larger organization like PWC. Texas residents in the business program pay $5,100 per year; non-state residents pay about double the state rate.
Other Colleges to Consider:
- University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
- New York University (New York, New York)
- University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)