This minor, created in collaboration with IBM, is intended for students interested in careers in eCommerce-related applications development and information technologies, including enterprise development, systems analysis & architecture, data warehousing, and data analytics.

eCommerce, in the form of business-to-consumer or business-to-business commerce, now makes up the majority of commerce in the U.S. Technologies and business practices have evolved rapidly in eCommerce, and there is a high demand for employees with expertise in these systems. The purpose of this minor is to both familiarize technically-oriented students with the business processes and strategic issues underlying Ecommerce systems, as well as develop a mastery of the design, development, and implementation of Ecommerce software systems.

Program Requirements

To earn an ECommerce Engineering Minor, a student must complete 18 credit hours of course work with a grade “C” or better in each of the minor courses:

Many of these courses are either required or elective courses in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Information Systems and Decision Sciences, and can be counted towards both major and minor requirements. Click here to view the minor flowchart.

Declaring the Minor

Before declaring the minor with the CoE Student Services, interested students must meet with the minor coordinator, Dr. Gerald Knapp, to discuss a study plan. This is necessary because different majors have different paths for completing the minor.