Each of the five courses meets for 22-24 hours, for either 8 lectures or 6 lectures and 1 laboratory day.
Lectures are offered as evening classes from 6:00 - 9:00 pm one day a week. The laboratory session is offered on a Saturday from 9:00am - 4:00pm with a one hour break from 12:00 - 1:00pm.
Policy on Dropping a course:Students must decide to drop a course by the second week of class if a course runs 8 weeks or 6 weeks with a lab session in order to receive a full refund. If they drop the course after the second week of class, there will be no refund.
If it is a "2 module" course. You will only have until the first class lecture of the first module to decide whether or not you will drop the course in order to receive a full refund. Otherwise, there will be no refund.
EC1. Electronic Commerce Technology (2)
EC2. Security for Electronic Commerce (2)
Description: This course introduces the emerging
area of electronic
commerce and the security challenges and threats in EC, and provides
with an understanding
of the state-of-the-art EC security technologies. In particular, this
security requirements for electronic commerce such as identification
authorization and access control, data integrity, confidentiality,
and regulation. It discusses various security standards including
architecture standard, data encryption standards, data integrity
signature standards, authentication standards, certification
standards, electronic data
interchange standards, and electronic mail standards. It also
discusses the emerging
Internet standards, firewalls, public key cryptography, Java security,
security, database security, secure payments such as SET (secure
digital cash and digital checks, and smart card technology. This
course also examines
security in commercial electronic commerce systems, and share
development experience in
secure electronic commerce.
EC3. Databases and Data Mining (2)
Description: Introduction to Database Management Systems. Data Warehouse Architectures. Warehouse Database Design,. Warehouse metadata. Data extraction and integration. Warehouse maintenance. Query Methods for the Warehouse Data. Data preparation for mining. Data mining techniques such as decision trees, neural networks, clustering, statistical classification, and regression. Software tools and systems enabling the creation and maintenance of data warehouses as well as the mining of the warehouse data.
EC4. Electronic Marketing and Business (2)
Module 1: Formulating and Implementing Strategies for Electronic Commerce
Description: The course will have three parts:
Module 2: Market Failure and Public Policy toward Economic Commerce
Description: Telecommunications industries are subject to extensive public policy initiatives. This course will set out the rationale for such policies, including market power guarantees of universal service. The causes of market power and various means for regulating it, including competition policy approaches, will be studied. Important examples will be drawn from federal and state telecommunications regulation, recent Congressional legislation, antitrust cases, and merger analyses.
EC5. Business Law and policy for Electronic Commerce (2)
Description: Introduction, Establishing a Internet Business Presence, Legal elements of electronic commerce, Internet activities, public policy issues, Electronic contracts, Intellectual property protection, The tax man cometh to Cyberspace, On-line crime, Internet speech, Cyber-torts, Electronic mail and data privacy, Internet ``Spin'' on procedural, regulatory and other issues, Internet and real estate issues, Liability for Internet service failures, and International Internet issues.
Description: Strategic Planning: developing a vision of the public organization in an electronic milieu; free information/services vs. charging for services; full cost accounting for EC; opportunity costs; etc. Targets of opportunity, such as: services and publications which are now marketed traditionally searching for solutions: providing research/technical assistance in scanning the environment (i.e. best practices) and providing details as to selected leads; online conferencing: web-based conferencing opportunitiestext only, plus audio and video options; expanding the market: national and international opportunities; Building a capacity for EC: assessing the organization's abilities and limits; finding partners: public organizations, not-for-profit organizations, private organizations; establishing agreements: parameters and problems; copyright permissions and problems; financial accounting: "promises to pay" (i.e. purchase orders); invoices; credit cards, etc.; follow-up: necessity for; failures to pay for services such as online conferencing; returns, etc.; Assessing EC Success: financial and performance measures; client surveys; etc.