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Introduction to E-commerce BUSA 3455

Business Administration Course

Course details

Designed to provide an overview of all aspects of commerce and opportunity on the Internet. Topics include marketing products on the Internet, systems integration, virtual organizations, electronic payment systems, privacy and security concerns, intellectual property, customs and excise issues, emerging issues in telecommunications, and Internet issues where government regulation has been contemplated.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of BUSA 3455 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 28618


Tue Apr 18 - Sat Jul 08 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 28618
  • $488.07
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 18 - Jul 08 N/A N/A Online

John Frazer

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Students must submit email address when registering. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real time) online discussions is required to achieve a passing final grade. Is online learning for you? Please take a look at our FAQ pages and

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain eBusiness and eCommerce concepts and technologies.
  • Describe eCommerce business models and the mechanics of emarketplaces.
  • Describe and discuss eBusiness technologies, strategies and management issues.
  • Discuss the impact of the Internet and eBusiness on business and society.
  • Describe and discuss concepts and issues of e-tailing of goods and services.
  • Cite intellectual property issues related to eCommerce, eBusiness and the Internet.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

Introduction to E-commerce (BUSA 3455) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Advanced Business Management
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Business Administration (Management Option)
    Diploma Part-time
  3. Marketing Management - Retail Marketing Management
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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