MS in E-Commerce Technology

Master of Science 2011-2012

E-Commerce Technology

The Master of Science in E-Commerce Technology is designed for those who want to specialize in e-business systems development and management. This program exposes students to a broad and changing mix of technologies, programming languages and tools. Team projects, and work for real clients provide an authentic environment for learning. The curriculum provides flexible and in-depth training in web development and e-business systems implementation. Students may take their major electives in the following areas:
  • E-Commerce Technology (ECT)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Database Technologies (CSC)
  • Software Engineering (SE)
Students in this program will gain a broad range of skills including:
  • Computer programming and database technology
  • Web engineering methodology, user-centered design, and systems development life cycle
  • Web services, e-commerce servers, Web 2.0
  • Project management
  • Enterprise infrastructure and networking
Learn more about admission to this program.


Online Learning Options
This degree can be completed entirely online. CDM online degrees are delivered mostly through COL-enabled courses, although other delivery technologies are also used. If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. To complete this degree a student may take any combination of online and on campus courses. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.
Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours (generally 13 courses) beyond the Prerequisite Phase
  • earn a grade of B- or better in each Prerequisite Phase course
  • earn a grade of C- or better in all graduate courses beyond the Prerequisite Phase
  • maintain a graduate level GPA of 2.50 or higher while pursuing their degree
  • achieve a graduate GPA of 2.50 or higher at the completion of all other requirements
  • students pursuing their second master's degree must complete 52 graduate credit hours (generally 13 courses) beyond their first master's degree.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Requirements
Prerequisite Phase
The goal of the prerequisite phase is to give students the background necessary for starting the graduate program. These prerequisite phase requirements can be fulfilled in one of three ways:
  • The student takes the course and earns a grade of B- or higher
  • The student takes a Graduate Assessment Exam (GAE) to test out of the course
  • The faculty advisor waives the course because of equivalent academic background or work experience.

All students are blocked from enrolling in Graduate Phase courses prior to completing their prerequisites. Students must submit an online Change of Status request (through myCDM) when the Prerequisite Phase is completed to inform the Student Services offices that the block can be removed.

CSC 211 Programming in Java I AND CSC 212 Programming in Java II
OR CSC 224 Java for Programmers *
OR CSC 396 Programming in Java I and II (available to Graduate Students Only)
CSC 383 Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
ECT 310 Internet Application Development
Note * CSC 224 is equivalent to both CSC 211 and CSC 212. Only students with experience in programming languages should take CSC 224.
Foundation Phase
ECT 424 Enterprise Infrastructure
ECT 455 E-Commerce Web Site Engineering
CSC 453 Database Technologies
SE 430 Object Oriented Modeling

Students in the Foundation Phase may register for a maximum of four Advanced Phase courses.

Advanced Phase
ECT 480 Intranets and Portals
ECT 481 Internet Supply Chain Management
ECT 582 Secure Electronic Commerce
Major electives

Students must take 5 elective courses from the list below. A minimum of 2 courses must be taken at the 500-level.

ECT 436 Social Marketing and Social Networking Applications
ECT 556 Enterprise Architecture and Design
ECT 565 Mobile Enterprise
ECT 583 Advanced Scripting Technologies
ECT 584 Web Data Mining for Business Intelligence
ECT 586 Customer Relationship Management Technologies
ECT 587 Mobile Commerce Technology
HCI 440 Introduction to User-Centered Design
HCI 521 Designing for Content Management Systems
IS 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
IS 485 Requirements Elicitation, Analysis, and Specification
IS 535 Information Technology Investment Financial Analysis
IS 560 Enterprise Systems
IS 570 Enterprise System Implementation
CSC 452 Database Programming
CSC 454 Database Administration and Management
CSC 495 Social Network Analysis
CSC 543 Spatial Databases and Geographic Information Systems
CSC 554 Advanced Database Management
SE 452 Object-Oriented Enterprise Computing
SE 457 Service-Oriented Architecture
SE 511 Practices of Global Software Development
SE 554 Enterprise Component Architecture
SE 560 Structured Document Interchange and Processing
      ECT 589 E-Business Strategies