BS in E-Commerce

Effective May 15, 2019, we will no longer accept NEW students for the E-Commerce degree due to low enrollment in the program. Existing E-Commerce will see no changes changes in their degree, degree plan, courses, or anticipated graduation date.

  • E-Commerce degree plans will not change. The degree requirements will stay the same and your anticipated graduation date will not change.
  • Your advising for courses in Fall 2019 will not change.
  • All of the courses required by the E-Commerce degree will continue to be taught by UA Little Rock. No courses will be dropped. The Fall 2019 course schedule will remain the same.
  • E-Commerce majors will continue to be advised by Bruce Bauer using the normal advising schedule.

If you are an inactive UA Little Rock student and no longer sure that E-Commerce is the right degree for you, the following may be of interest:

  • Students more interested in the Advertising / Public Relations side of E-Commerce can choose a BBA in Marketing (with an Information Technology Minor).
  • Students more interested in the back end (server side) of E-Commerce systems can choose our BS in Information Science with a Marketing Minor (we am working to expand our choice of Math options which should make this program more generally appealing).
  • Students more interested in the front end (client side) of E-Commerce systems can choose the BA in Web Design and Development with a Marketing Minor.

If you have any questions, contact Mr. Bruce Bauer at blbauer@ualr.edu.

Overview of the E-Commerce Degree

Ever bought anything online? Then you already have some idea of what E-Commerce is. Basically, E-Commerce is the buying and selling of goods or services over the Internet. With a degree in E-Commerce, you can craft a career of your choosing, such as web developer, web designer, online sales manager, marketer, graphic designer, or content developer.

Administered via the Information Science Department, the E-Commerce degree is an interdisciplinary program designed by faculty from the Department Information Science (IFSC), the College of Business (COB), and the Information Technology Program (ITEC). Additionally, you may select electives from virtually any discipline via the UA Little Rock minors programs. Areas of study include:

  • UA Little Rock and EIT Core – basic courses required of all EIT majors
  • Information Technology – how the web really works, webpage design, mobile web development, and working on team projects
  • Business – The web businesses are driven by market forces – you understand business basics that drive web businesses
  • What is Your Dream? – Get out there and do something with your life. Combine your IT and Business skills with a UA Little Rock minor (or some combination of courses) for a great start on a digital career.

E-Commerce Student Outcomes

By the time they graduate, students in the BS in E-Commerce Program at UA Little Rock will attain the following abilities:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgements in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Functional effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.

Take Charge of Your Career

Would you like a degree that where you determine your skill set? Want to obtain marketable job skills that have a broad appeal? There are over 50,000 jobs related to E-Commerce. Simply choose a set of electives or a minor that positions you for your dream job. Here is a small sampling of the job titles:

  • E-Commerce Sales and Product Specialist
  • E-Commerce Account Manager
  • Producer of Digital and Social Media
  • Project Manager of Digital Development
  • Corporate Sales Executive
  • Affiliate Marketing Manager
  • Facebook Ad Campaign Manager
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Content Data and SEO Analyst
  • Business Support Specialist
  • Front End Developer using JavaScript
  • Web Server Developer using PHP
  • Database Developer
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Email Digital Channel Producer
  • Operations and Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Graphics Designer
  • Product Launch Manager
  • Merchant Success Manager
  • Information Security Specialist

Still not sure what you want to do? That’s okay, just contact the E-Commerce Advisor for some real advice on the job market.

E-Commerce Degree Requirements

UA Little Rock Core (35 Hours)

  • Standard Core (21 Hrs) – More Information
    • RHET 1311 – Composition I
    • RHET 1312 – Composition II
    • Select one from Fine Arts List
    • Select one from Humanities List
    • Select one from History of Civilization List
    • Select one from US Traditions List
    • Select one from Social Sciences List (Recommend PSYC 2300)
  • EIT Core (14 Hours)
    • MATH 1302 – College Algebra
    • Select 8 credits from Science List
    • SPCH 1300 – Speech Communication

Quantitative Reasoning (9 Hours)

  • MATH 1342 – Business Calculus
  • STAT 2350 – Introduction to Statistical Methods
  • BINS 3352 – Business Data Analysis and Visualization

Information Technology (31 Hours)

  • IFSC 1105 – FYC Information Science
  • IFAS 2300 – Introduction to Information Assurance
  • Select one:
    • RHET 3316 – Writing for the Workplace
    • RHET 3326 – Technical Writing
  • ITEC 3610 – Intro to Information Technology & Application
  • ITEC 3650 – Guided Application in IT & Industry Process
  • ITEC 4610 – Project Development and Portfolio Defense
  • IFSC 3342 – Mobile Web Design
  • IFSC 4350 – Electronic Commerce

Business (24 Hours)

  • ACCT 2310 – Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 2330 – Principles of Accounting Ii
  • ECON 2322 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 2323 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • FINC 3310 – Business Finance
  • BINS 3305 – Management Information Systems
  • MKTG 3350 – Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT 3300 – Principles of Management

Electives (21 Hours)

You will need 21 additional hours, mostly from upper level (3000 and above) courses. While a minor is not required, it is certainly a plus to have a minor in your degree (See UA Little Rock Minors). Based on your interests, you may want to consider the following:

  • Interested in Information Technology (Job Titles: Web Designer, Web Programmer, Database Administrator, Security Specialist)
    • IFSC 3300 – Web Client Applications
    • IFSC 4399 – Server Applications
    • IFSC 3320 – Database Concepts
    • IFSC 3330 – Current Trends in Database Technology
    • IFSC 4360 – Social Computing
    • IFSC 4301 – Computing, Info, and Future
    • Information Assurance Minor
    • Any upper level course in the EIT College

Total Degree Hours: 120 Hours

The E-Commerce Degree plan can viewed at: E-Commerce Degree Plan. For more information about this degree plan, contact Mr. Bruce Bauer at blbauer@ualr.edu.