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University of Virginia Announces New E-Commerce Certificate To Be Offered in Northern VA

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.

"Northern Virginia is one of the world’s 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."

The 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.

Two 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.

Registration 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 srs3k@virginia.edu.

Contact: Robert Rosseter, (703) 536-1146

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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