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.

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.

School Information

The universities highlighted below have previously received high rankings from The Princeton Review and/or U.S. News & World Report. Program offerings include majors in e-business or e-commerce as well as master's degree programs in the field.

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 sixth on its list of best colleges in the North for 2017. 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.

Towson University in Towson, MD

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

Towson University ranked 14th among top public schools, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2017; also in 2017, 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.

Boston University in Boston, MA

School Highlight: The school's e-commerce master's program offers a dual track focus.

At Boston University, students can earn a Master of Science or a Graduate Certificate in Electronic Commerce, Systems & Technology. The MS program consists of 48 total credits, including core courses in e-commerce, financial concepts, project management and international business topics. Students can also choose relevant electives such as Strategies for Electronic Commerce, Data and Transaction Security, and Database Design and Implementation for Business. For 2017, BU was ranked #39 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report and was included on The Princeton Review's list of Best Northeastern schools.

Top E-Commerce Schools

Here are some more colleges and universities with strong offerings for students interested in e-commerce:

  • Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ, has a suburban campus located approximately 15 miles from New York City.
  • At California State University - Fullerton, the business college houses numerous Centers and Institutes that interact with and provide services to private and public sectors in the community.
  • Through DePaul University in Chicago, IL, the master's program in e-commerce technology may be completed entirely online.
  • Thiel College in Greenville, PA, offers an Associate of Science in E-Commerce, in addition to the baccalaureate program.
  • At the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA, the bachelor's degree in e-commerce is also available through an accelerated evening and weekend program.
  • At the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH, the business college provides laptop computers with wireless access that students can check out and use on location.

Students looking for strong e-commerce programs can find undergraduate and graduate-level educational opportunities at highly-ranked universities.

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