This course introduces you to the electronic marketplace and the rapidly developing field of e-commerce.
Combining lectures and seminars, the course provides the foundation for both the practice and theory of doing business over the Internet. We will cover topics such as: web-based business models; privacy and security concepts which are stressed from a business perspective; and technology, applications and trends in social marketing. Electronic payment systems will be explored.
Understand the e-commerce marketplace size, properties, and trends in the global context.
Define important e-commerce/Internet Marketing terminology and acronyms.
Identify and be able to give examples of social networks and their properties.
Discuss current trends and practices in social media and online marketing.
Describe how social media technologies and applications can enable the achievement of business goals.
Use knowledge of consumer behaviour concepts to develop better marketing and sales strategies.
Understand the capabilities of social CRM tools.
Discuss how information systems affect privacy, and security.
Formulate an e-commerce based business plan for a start-up or for an existing small or medium size business.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund—less an administrative fee—will be issued if you withdraw within six calendar days after the official course start date for online and part-time courses. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card. A request to withdraw from a course must be submitted in writing to the Business and Management Programs’ office.
Credit vs non-credit
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