M.S. in E-Commerce

Prior to F’11, 33 credits requited for graduation. F’11 and beyond, 30 credits required for graduation. See advisor for details

The goal of the program is to provide graduate education that imparts a coherent body of managerial and technological knowledge centering on e-commerce. Graduates will acquire the educational background necessary to become performing e-commerce professionals, as well as obtain a solid foundation for lifelong learning necessary in a field that is certain to evolve very rapidly.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a satisfactory academic record.

  • Submission of an official score report for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test taken within the last five years. The GRE may be waived if the applicant enrolls initially as a non-matriculating student and completes 9 graduate credits in computer science with a minimum grade point ratio (GPR) of 3.00 and no grade below C or is a Fairleigh Dickinson University computer science graduate and has an undergraduate GPR of 3.00 or is a non-Fairleigh Dickinson University computer science graduate and has an undergraduate GPR of 3.50. This GRE waiver policy is only applicable to applicants who graduated from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

  • The GRE requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

  • Three letters of recommendation.

  • Applicants who have not completed all requirements for admission to the degree program may be permitted to enroll in classes for credit on a non-matriculated or non-degree basis.

Prerequisites12 Credits
ACCT5012Financial Accounting: End User App2
ECON5012Economic Analysis 2
MKTG5012Marketing Principles2
CSCI5525Introduction to Computer Science 3
CSCI5505Introduction to Computer Programming3
Required18 Credits
CSCI6623Database Systems 3
CSCI6720Management Information Systems 3
CSCI6731Computer Networks 3
CSCI6758Introduction to E-commerce 3
CSCI6844Programming for the Internet 3
CSCI7795Building Electronic Commerce Systems 3
Electives12 Credits 
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Consult the FDU Graduate Bulletin and your advisor regarding electives. Other information technology and business-oriented courses may be taken at the discretion of the department. A student can opt to receive 3 credits for internship/work experience provided the student has been in the program for a minimum of 9 months.

For student entering in Fall 2011 and beyond must earn a total of 30 credits (excluding prerequisites) with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to graduate. For students entering before September 2008, the cumulative GPA for graduation is 3.0. Prior to FALL 2011, students must earn 33 credits for degree completion.