Electronic Commerce (eCommerce, or EC) has been a major global trend and a critical factor in competitiveness. Demand for man-power with expertise in eCommerce is very strong. The MSc in Electronic Commerce is positioned to meet such demand from industry.
The programme is jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Systems at City University of Hong Kong for IT professionals. It is inter-disciplinary in that students will acquire adequate capabilities in the technological, business and legal aspects of eCommerce, enabling them to evaluate, build and deploy eCommerce services and systems effectively.
This programme aims to produce a new generation of information technology (IT) professionals so that they will be competent in evaluating and developing electronic commerce systems and services within a business context. In contrast to eCommerce programmes offered elsewhere in Hong Kong, which tend to concentrate either on technology or business aspects, this programme takes a broad-based inter-disciplinary approach. Students will gain knowledge of core business and technical related subjects, together with an in-depth understanding of the specific business, legal, and technical issues involved in the exploitation of eCommerce, and the necessary knowledge and skills to analyze, plan, design, develop, and maintain electronic commerce application systems.
On completion of the programme, students should have attained skills and competencies in the following areas: