The goal of the program is to provide graduate education that imparts a coherent body of managerial and technological knowledge centering on e-commerce. Graduates will acquire the educational background necessary to become performing e-commerce professionals, as well as obtain a solid foundation for lifelong learning necessary in a field that is certain to evolve very rapidly.
- The GRE requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a satisfactory academic record.
- Submission of an official score report for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test taken within the last five years. The GRE may be waived if the applicant enrolls initially as a non-matriculating student and completes 9 graduate credits in computer science with a minimum grade point ratio (GPR) of 3.00 and no grade below C or is a Fairleigh Dickinson University computer science graduate and has an undergraduate GPR of 3.00 or is a non-Fairleigh Dickinson University computer science graduate and has an undergraduate GPR of 3.50. This GRE waiver policy is only applicable to applicants who graduated from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
Applicants who have not completed all requirements for admission to the degree program may be permitted to enroll in classes for credit on a non-matriculated or non-degree basis.
Graduate Certificate in Electronic Commerce
Objective: To provide expertise in both the business and technological sides of e-commerce: doing business on the Internet. The program participants will learn successful market structures and business models, as well as Internet programming on the client and the server sides.
Admission Requirements: Admission to the certificate program requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a satisfactory academic record.
Curriculum: 18 credits (six courses) are to be chosen from the following:
CSCI5550 Business Programming Techniques and Data Structures (or)
CSCI5505 Introduction to Computer Programming
CSCI5525 Introduction to Computer Science
CSCI6735 Client-Server Computing
CSCI6758 Electronic Commerce
CSCI6810 Java and the Internet
CSCI6844 Programming for the Internet
CSCI7795 Building Electronic Commerce Systems
Prerequisites: Students must satisfy the prerequisites of the courses that they will take.
Tuition: Special tuition rate is available at 33 1/3% off the regular tuition rate for eligible students.
Academic Credits: Courses with number 6000 or higher completed through this certificate program can be credited toward the M.S. Electronic Commerce program. Other courses may be substituted with prior approval of the Academic Advisor.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.