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E-Business & E-Commerce

BIRCHAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Computer Science



Faculty of Computer Science

 

MODULE: E-Business & E-Commerce

Program delivered by distance learning higher education up to a maximum of 39 credits. This module may be combined or completed with other online university courses from this faculty.

 

DESCRIPTION: E-Business & E-Commerce

The Internet has opened doors to a new type of project, the "e-business". These projects are unlike any that have come before: faster development cycles, fuzzier requirements, technology platforms that change almost daily and increasingly complex security issues. This program is designed for managers who need to know how to apply effective and sound practices and decisions to this new commercial environment. The program also considers the particulars of E-commerce or the process of selling products, goods, and services over a Web browser.

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic Credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Internet Technology
Web Administration & Security
Web Design & Programming
Web & Database Integration
Online Marketing
International Trade
International Business Law
E-Commerce
Electronic Payments Systems
E-Commerce Solutions
Internet Ethics & Legal Issues
Cyberspace Law
International Finance & Taxation

 

Academic Supervisor: Jose A. Cordova
More information about this supervisor and instructors at Bircham University Human Network.

 

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DEGREE PROGRAMS: E-Business & E-Commerce

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. (Doctor) Programs. This distance learning degree program is designed at the postgraduate level – Master’s or Doctoral. This module may be easily adapted to complete the Specialist, Expert or Bachelor’s adult degree program requirements. A further option is the enrollment into the online university courses listed in this module.

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma in E-Business & E-Commerce (21 Academic Credits)
Select 5 courses for the Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of 13 courses from this specialization module in E-Business & E-Commerce.

 

Bachelor's Degree (B.A., B.S., B.B.A.) in E-Business & E-Commerce (130 Academic Credits)
39 credits for 13 Specialization Courses in E-Business & E-Commerce.
+ 60 credits in General Education may be transferred from previous education and experience.
+ 31 credits or 10 additional courses that may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Computer Science from Bircham International University. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree (M.B.A., M.S., M.A.) in E-Business & E-Commerce (35 to 50 Academic Credits)
39 credits for 13 Specialization Courses in E-Business & E-Commerce.
+ 13 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Final Project.

 

Doctorate (Doctor Ph.D. Degree) in E-Business & E-Commerce (45 to 70 Academic Credits)
39 credits for 13 Specialization Courses in E-Business & E-Commerce.
+ 18 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Thesis.

 

 

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

This program is delivered by traditional correspondence instruction. Bircham International University will send to your address the physical program suggested textbooks. You will be requested to write 20 to 35 pages reports about these books. You submit these reports by email or mail. The reports are the course exams. Bircham International University will evaluate your required written work. If passed, you will earn the degree from Bircham International University. Read BIU Study Guide for more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring and evaluation.

 

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ADMISSION PROCESS:

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

Students enrolling into this program should be aware that:

1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of the program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment in the program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this program of study.
5. Language: Book and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in the course.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each degree program.
 

 

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SUBJECT COURSES: E-Business & E-Commerce

Each subject accounts for 3 credits.

 

Each of the following subjetcs may be studied as a continuing education course.

 

Internet Technology

This course provides a study of the architecture, utilities, services, and protocols of the Internet and World Wide Web. Topics will include markup languages (e.g. HTML), data location resources (e.g. search engines and agents), web page management, scripting languages, TCP/IP, IP routing and servers, reliability, security, electronic commerce, and virtual worlds.

Instructor: Ricardo Miralles

 

Web Administration & Security

This course shows how to administer a network, setup a server for a network and an Internet environment, design and implement cabling for a network, troubleshoot network security problems related to e-commerce, and how to use networking protocols, TCP/IP architecture and security essentials to include authentication, encryption, and firewalls.

Instructor: Ricardo Miralles

 

Web Design & Programming

This course evaluates web design tools, discusses technology standards and programming, and explores incompatibility issues surrounding current browsers, design software and programming. It teaches the competencies necessary for designing, developing, publishing, and hosting multimedia web sites. It includes various tools for web design and the development of e-commerce sites, shopping carts and payment methods.

Instructor: Ricardo Miralles

 

Web & Database Integration

This course develops expertise in database programming and connects interactive web sites to relational databases. It defines the different types of databases and database management systems, describes the differences between a relational database and a non-relational database, and differentiates between Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC).

Instructor: Ricardo Miralles

 

Online Marketing

This course deals with the theory and practice of marketing on the Internet, and focuses on role of Internet in the marketing strategy. It will help to identify web marketing goals, to understand web site promotion, referral programs, and search engine placement, to analyze e-commerce, online sales and customer service methods, to plan a web store, and to think about future trends in e-commerce.

Instructor: Alvaro Venegas Zamorano

 

International Trade

This course surveys different trade policies pursued by both developed and developing countries. It examines issues important to trade policy such tariffs and non-tariff barriers, safeguards, voluntary restraints, dumping and subsidies. It also covers trade strategies, agricultural trade, developing country rules, and regionalism.

Instructor: Earle Taylor

 

International Business Law

This course emphasizes the practical application of international business law. It compares legal aspects of business, trade, financing, and contracts under different legal systems. It explains the international means of enforcement, adjudication, and arbitration. Multinational and multicultural in perspective, it examines international organizations and treaties that have an impact on international business.

Instructor: Juan Carlos Bernial

 

E-Commerce

This course explains web commercial services. E-commerce is the name given to the business process of selling products, goods, and services over a Web browser. In its simplest form, it allows a company's product catalog to be hosted on a Web server so that customers and potential customers can visit such site, see what must be done to sell and then place orders. Each E-commerce site is different and requires different considerations.

Instructor: Alvaro Venegas Zamorano

 

Electronic Payments Systems

This course covers various methods of transferring payments over the Internet and compares their functionality. Topics include electronic money, electronic contracts, micro-payments, authenticity, integrity and reliability of transactions, the encryption and digital signature techniques needed to support electronic cash, and the technologies available to support secure transactions on the Internet.

Instructor: Alvaro Venegas Zamorano

 

E-Commerce Solutions

This course reviews online business and economy environment and strategies. It provides solutions for the online purchasing and selling of different products and services. It explains how to do business electronically, considers electronic commerce hardware and software requirements, and legal issues regarding Internet usage.

Instructor: Alvaro Venegas Zamorano

 

Internet Ethics & Legal Issues

This course deals with the cyberculture and the policies that are currently being discussed to ensure proper conduct on the Web. It provides readings and web references on various ethical and legal issues that are shaping the future of our cybersociety. It also provides an enhanced appreciation of the legal issues which affect the development of E-commerce.

Instructor: Ricardo Miralles

 

Cyberspace Law

This course focuses on the legal issues confronting participants in Cyberspace. Whether viewed as Virtual Space, the Internet or simply the Web, Cyberspace promotes a most challenging interaction of law, public policy, technology and markets. In a provided context of cyber culture and technology, this course examines the key contemporary procedural and issues including jurisdiction, governmental regulation of pornography and indecency, privacy, intellectual property and evolving Internet commerce. It also focuses on the investigation and prosecution of computer crimes.

Instructor: Alba Garcia Seco de Herrera

 

International Finance & Taxation

This course examines the international financial environment with particular emphasis on the foreign exchange markets and their interrelationships with international financial management and taxation. It also focuses on the principles involved in the taxation of inbound and outbound international transactions; jurisdictional issues; double taxation; taxation of income from inbound and outbound investment; international tax treaties; and fiscal incentives for investment.

Instructor: George Iatridis

 

 

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Accredited (Non USA CHEA). International legalization available.

Non formal and independent education.

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