What to expect from a career in E-Commerce

A career in e-commerce (also known as e-business) means using advanced technology and software, as well as the most up-to-date business processes and strategies, to deliver quality products and services. With the substantial role of the Internet in business and the continual emergence of new technologies, professionals who are trained to implement e-business strategies are in high demand. E-commerce programs at Ontario colleges provide students with the business foundation necessary for success in this competitive industry.

If you have business savvy, are familiar with new technologies and want a career executing cutting-edge e-commerce campaigns, here’s what you need to know.

E-Commerce Courses

Ontario college e-commerce programs combine fundamental business courses with specialized courses in e-business and technology. Students learn to develop and apply new technology and processes to minimize cost and maximize profits. E-business courses may include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Computer networks
  • Web application development
  • Operations planning
  • Database development
  • E-marketing

Programs typically include business courses in basic accounting, economics, purchasing, human resources and customer service to teach students how to effectively manage a business and its many departments.

Many programs also have work placements or co-op terms, giving students real-world experience and the chance to create business contacts.

E-Commerce Program Requirements

Ontario college e-commerce / e-business programs are offered at the degree level and require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, with six grade 12 U or M credits, including English and math. Applicants who have previously earned diplomas or degrees, or who have significant relevant work experience, may be eligible for advanced standing.

E-Commerce Jobs and Salaries

E-commerce programs lead to opportunities in a wide range of industries, from government and public service, to food, finance, pharmaceuticals and more. As a graduate, you will be qualified for many positions, including (but not limited to):

  • Business Analyst
  • Quality Supervisor
  • Web Developer
  • Resource, Distribution or Project Manager
  • Purchaser

With the business and project management experience gained in e-commerce programs, graduates can qualify for entry-level management positions, which have starting salaries of roughly $45,000 per year – higher than many other entry-level jobs.

Ontario Colleges Offering E-Commerce Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of e-commerce programs at Ontario colleges.

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