Career in E – Commerce and Information Systems

Where to start an E – Commerce career

In order to start E – Commerce career there are various entry points. First entry point would be after 10+2 stage. At this point various options include Certificate course in EDI and E – commerce, E – commerce application programme, certificate course in web and e – commerce technology, Certificate in web and internet programming.

Second entry point start after graduation. The courses offered at this stage include Bachelor of e – commerce (BE – Com), Bachelor of Business Administration in e – Commerce (BBA – e-Commerce). Third entry level starts after graduation.

Here one can go for E commerce MBA (eMBA), Master of Business Administration in e – Commerce (MBA – e-Commerce), Master in e – Commerce (MeC), Master of Engineering in e – Commerce (ME e-Commerce), Master of Science in Information Technology and e – Commerce (MS – IT & e – Commerce), Master of Science in e – Commerce Applications (MS e – Commerce Applications), Master of Information Technology – e-Commerce (MIT – EC), Post Graduate Diploma in e – Commerce Applications (PGD e – Commerce Applications), PG Diploma in Information Technology & Management in e – Commerce (PGDITM-EC), Advance Diploma in Web & e – Commerce Technology, e – connect, e – commerce visual application developer, E – commerce application programmer etc.

In addition to the programmes mentioned above Anna University offers a unique e – commerce programme in collaboration with Opensource, Inc., USA for the students who have already passed ME, MCA, MBA, M.Com and M.Sc.

E – Commerce Careers

  • Web site design and developer
  • Content developer
  • Web programming and application developer
  • Database administrator
  • Webmaster

Website design and development :

The activities involved in web site design and development are web site layout design, creation of web pages, graphic, multimedia and animation design using HTML or graphical Web authoring tools that allow us to create attractive web sites with ease.

Skills required :

  • Knowledge of Internet and World Wide Web
  • Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML)
  • Familiarity with web creation tools such as Macromedia Dreamweaver, Hotmetal Pro, Fusion, adobe photoshop, Corel Draw, Fireworks, Gif Animator and Macromedia Flash etc.

Content development :

Web site and portal creations have created a great demand for people who can do research and provide written matter for the web sites. The job involves extracting and analyzing information form varied source including Internet, write synopsis and prepare final content.

People having knowledge and experience are hired to research and prepare write – ups in their area of expertise.

Experience as a copy writer in an advertising agency or journalistic background can be an added advantage.

Skills required :

  • Writing and communication skills
  • Subject matter specialization
  • Research ability

Web programming and application development :

Web development is fully technical job in the web development. The web programmer creates web pages that constitute a web site and also adds the required programme functionality to it.

At advanced level, the programmer creates complex applications that provide dynamic content, using databases and even provide electronic commerce functionality using shopping cart software.

Skills required :

  • VB Scripts, Java Scripts, CGI / C, Active Server Pages (ASP), Java Server Pages (JSP)
  • Java, Java Servlets
  • KML / PHP / PERL

Database administrator :

Database administrator is responsible for design, development and maintenance of database systems that act behind the scenes of commercial and information intensive web sites.

Skills required :

  • MS SQL Server
  • Oracle / MySQL
  • Sybase
  • Informix
  • Informatica

Webmaster :

Webmaster is backbone of web design and development team. He keeps web site running all the time, protects the site from hackers, virus attacks and hardware problems. He should be well versed with Operating System, Server Hardware and software.

Skills required :

  • IIS, Apache, Java Web Server.

Institutes / Universities offering courses in E – Commerce and Information Systems

In India like any other courses in frontier areas of IT, it is the private sector training institutes, which were the first to introduce courses in e – commerce. Several Universities have also started offering e – commerce programmes both at UG and PG level.

The following Universities/ Institutions are offering various courses in e – commerce :

1Air Force Administrative CollegeCoimbatore
2Air Force Flying CollegeJodhpur
3Air Force SchoolJalahalli
4Air Force Paratroopers Training SchoolAgra
5Flying Instructors SchoolTambaram
6Air Force SchoolSambra, Belgaun
7Elementary Flying SchoolBidar
8Fighter Training & Transport Training WingsHakimpet and Yelahanka
9Institute of Aviation MedicineBangalore
10College of Air WarfareSecunderabad

14 thoughts on “Where to Start Career in E – Commerce and Information Systems

  1. i am a 2nd year student and i want to make my career in e-com how i start my career in e-com.i

  2. I have completed my engineering …now I wanted study e-commerce …what should I do??? I can spend 1-2 years on it …what kind of course I should learn ???

  3. I am working for 4yrs. I want to get upgrade my knowledge and change domain in e commerce . And I should do in regular 1 yr course lik. Wants suggestions

  4. Hello I want to make my career in I m pursuing which collage is best and which module is best for me.

  5. I have passed 12th and i m continuing with bcom marketing and i want to do mba in ecommerce please advice me about the career

  6. I have passed 12th and i m continuing with bcom marketing and i want to do mba in ecommerce please advice me about the carrer.

  7. Hello
    I Js Bms graduate with b grade i want to make my career in e-commerce i wish to know about the admission, fee structure etc.

  8. My Son has finished his B.Com and want to E-commerce. Whether this has good opening.
    We are in Chennai. Kindly confirm which institute to join. He want to do his regular job also.


  9. I,ve done from perriyyer and interested in e-commerce MBA need advice to startup and futhur career growth thanks

  10. I am 12th passed in the Year 1997 and now want to make career in E-Commerce. currently working as a clerk with english medium school.
    Which institute in mumbai has this course?

  11. I am graduate, i can join this courses and after complied this what will be my pay roll.
    Is there govt recogniz institute.

  12. i m bcom graduate and want to make career in ecommerce, so which advice me which instituteis better aside i want to do my regular job also. and also i have a educational gap of 9 years.

  13. I’m 12th passed out and want to make career in E Commerce Industry.
    Presently pursuing Bachelors In Management From UPTU.
    Is there any part time course related to E Commerce?

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