Top Schools for E-Commerce

Learn about degree programs in electronic or e-commerce, which is the study of online business and marketing. Read about the academic and co-curricular options at three top-notch schools, and find an overview of other universities in the U.S. that offer programs in e-commerce.

School Information

Degrees in e-commerce are awarded at the undergraduate and graduate levels and may be offered through business, computer science or operations management departments. Some e-commerce programs are interdisciplinary in nature and include classes from many academic departments. The three universities highlighted below have previously received high rankings from The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and/or Washington Monthly. Program offerings include majors in e-business or e-commerce; students at Towson University can earn a master's degree in computer science with a specialization in electronic commerce.

Top U.S. Schools with E-Commerce Programs

1. Seattle University in Seattle, WA

Seattle University was ranked sixth-best college in the West by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. The Princeton Review's list of best business schools in the West for 2012 included the university's Albers School of Business and Economics. Once enrolled, students can earn a bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in e-commerce and information systems. E-Commerce students can also join the E-commerce and Information Systems Club and attend interactive speaking events that feature regional professional executives.

2. University of Scranton in Scranton, PA

The University of Scranton is a private Jesuit school that U.S. News & World Report ranked eighth on its list of best colleges in the North for 2012. Additionally, Scranton ranked 36th on Washington Monthly's survey of best universities offering a master's degree in 2011. The School of Management includes the specialized Department of Operations and Information Management (OIM), through which students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Commerce. OIM faculty members publish work in e-commerce journals, such as the International Journal of Electronic Commerce and the Journal of Internet Commerce.

3. Towson University in Towson, MD

Towson University ranked 11th among top public schools in the North, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2012; in the same year, it was also identified as one of the best northeastern colleges by The Princeton Review. The university's Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics houses a center dedicated to STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - and coordinates a number of activities that support and enhance the quality of STEM education and interest in the community. The college awards a Master of Science in Computer Science with an e-commerce track. Towson's undergraduate business school also offers a major in e-business that includes courses in electronic marketing and technologies.

Ten Good E-Commerce Schools in the U.S.

School Name Distinction Location
Bloomfield College Suburban campus located approximately 15 miles from New York City Bloomfield, NJ
Boston University E-commerce master's program offers a dual track focus Boston, MA
California State University - Fullerton Business college houses numerous Centers of Excellence that interact with and provide services to private and public sectors in the community Fullerton, CA
DePaul University Master's program in e-commerce technology may be completed entirely online Chicago, IL
Seattle University Business school administers a mentoring program that connects senior undergraduate and graduate students with local business executives Seattle, WA
Thiel College Offers an Associate of Science in E-Commerce, in addition to the baccalaureate program Greenville, PA
Towson University Towson University Center for STEM Excellence Towson, MD
University of La Verne Bachelor's degree in e-commerce also available through an accelerated evening and weekend program La Verne, CA
University of Toledo Business college provides laptop computers with wireless access that students can checkout and use on location Toledo, OH
University of Scranton Faculty members in the Department of Operations and Information Management are active in technological and commerce-related research Scranton, PA

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