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 two universities highlighted below have previously received high rankings from The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and/or Entreprneur. 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.

1. University of Scranton in Scranton, PA

School Highlight: Faculty members in the Department of Operations and Information Management are active in technological and commerce-related research.

The University of Scranton is a private Jesuit school that U.S. News & World Report ranked seventh on its list of best colleges in the North for 2015. Additionally, Scranton ranked in the top 15 in the nation for its MBA program according to the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. 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.

2. Towson University in Towson, MD

School Highlight: Towson University houses the Center for STEM Excellence.

Towson University ranked 15th among top public schools, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2015; also in 2015, 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 has a department of e-business that includes courses in electronic marketing and technologies.

Top E-Commerce Schools

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 and Institutes 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
Thiel College Offers an Associate of Science in E-Commerce, in addition to the baccalaureate program Greenville, PA
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

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