of Virginia Announces New E-Commerce Certificate To Be Offered in
Dec. 29, 1999-- The University of Virginia
has just approved a new graduate certificate program in e-commerce
to be launched in Northern Virginia in January 2000. Designed to
enable professionals to break into the field of e-commerce and sharpen
IT skills, this new certificate is offered in response to a critical
technology training need in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Virginia is one of the worlds leading centers of electronic
business whose success has created a growing demand for skilled
e-commerce professionals," explains Dr. Steve Gladis, Director
of U.Va.s Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church. "We
are looking to meet that need with a graduate-level certificate
program that provides a solid foundation for those looking to conduct
business over the Internet."
new 7-course, 19-credit certificate introduces essential e-commerce
concepts and applications while providing students with skills in
using computer-mediated business tools, changing business models,
and emerging technologies. Courses were developed in collaboration
with a number of small to large web services firms based in the
Northern Virginia area who identified the need for well trained
e-commerce professionals. Among the firms represented on the advisory
board are Proxicom, Virtualogic, E-Biz Technologies, Telogy Networks,
Connecting Links, and PleaseRSVP.com.
courses will be offered in January: Introduction to E-Commerce with
Dr. Deborah Winters, a strategic planner with The Motley Fool; and
Strategic Management of E-Commerce Technology with Bruce Biggs,
director of e-commerce with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).
Other certificate courses to be offered in future semesters include
Designing and Managing an E-Commerce Web Site; Financial Management
for Web-Based Businesses; Emerging Business Models in E-Commerce;
E-Commerce Security, Intellectual Property, and Regulatory Legislation;
and Web Marketing: Building Awareness on the Internet.
is now underway for classes beginning the week of January 24, 2000.
Enrollment is limited. Classes will be held at U.Va.s Northern
Virginia Center located at 7054 Haycock Road in Falls Church. For
details on course offerings or to place your name on an interest
list to receive program updates, contact (703) 536-1147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Rosseter, (703) 536-1146