The term e-Business is simply a short way of saying “electronic business.” An e-Business degree focuses on utilizing computer-mediated processes and networks as they relate to a wide variety of businesses and organizations. Online marketing systems, computer networking, and software development all fall beneath the general category of e-Business. With security being of utmost importance, many positions within e-Business require advanced certification.
e-Business professionals are responsible for a number of business aspects and infrastructures, including:
- Computer system design, implementation and support
- Internet & Intranet security
- Software development
- Wireless technology
- Related sales & marketing
e-Business professionals need a wide range of knowledge relating to:
- The latest computer software & hardware
- Computer engineering & science
- Analytical skills
- Trouble-shooting skills
With so much versatility, e-Business is an integral part of workflow and work-system advancement today. Thus, opportunities at every level are virtually unlimited. With increasing experience, many find that acting as a consultant to companies can be highly lucrative. Across the board, wages in e-Business are expected to have increased 38% by 2016.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008