M.S. in E-Commerce


Prior to F’11, 33 credits requited for graduation. F’11 and beyond, 30 credits required for graduation. See advisor for details

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.

Admission Requirements
  • 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.
Prerequisites  (12 Credits)

ACCT5012      Financial Accounting: End User App
ECON5012     Economic Analysis
MKTG5012     Marketing Principles
CSCI5525        Introduction to Computer Science
CSCI5505        Introduction to Computer Programming

Required  (18 Credits)

CSCI6623     Database Systems
CSCI6720     Management Information Systems
CSCI6731     Computer Networks
CSCI6758     Introduction to E-commerce
CSCI6844     Programming for the Internet
CSCI7795     Building Electronic Commerce Systems

Electives  (12 Credits)

Consult the FDU Graduate Bulletin and your advisor regarding electives. Other information technology and business-oriented courses may be taken at the discretion of the department. A student can opt to receive 3 credits for internship/work experience provided the student has been in the program for a minimum of 9 months.

For student entering in Fall 2011 and beyond must earn a total of 30 credits (excluding prerequisites) with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to graduate. For students entering before September 2008, the cumulative GPA for graduation is 3.0. Prior to FALL 2011, students must earn 33 credits for degree completion.