July 18, 2019

Featured Degree: BSc (Hons) Business Management With E-commerce

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Online sales are booming and a BSc (Hons) Business Management with E-commerce degree can help you get ahead when it comes to landing an exciting role in any industry. With more and more consumers buying over the internet, whether it’s a car, a pair of shoes, white goods or booking a holiday, the market continues to grow at a healthy pace. Having a solid business management course with e-commerce on your CV can help you stand out in the competitive digital jobs market.

Programme leader and lecturer Maurice Lukadi says: “E-commerce has become a vital part of our daily lives. No wonder four out of five companies have an e-commerce presence and those companies are looking for people with the right business mindset and the correct e-commerce knowledge.”

Why is e-commerce so important?

To give you an idea of how important the internet market is set to become, in 2017, digital sales accounted for 10.2% of all global retail sales – this is expected to rise to 17.5% by 2021. With constant improvements to online access around the globe, particularly in India, China, Indonesia and Mexico as well as the explosion in mobile internet in areas such as Africa where traditional online communications are difficult, the trend upwards is set to continue.

Business management courses which cover e-commerce are greatly sought after because they equip you with the technological know-how to enhance a business and launch or grow it on a digital platform.

What will I learn studying Business Management with E-commerce?

The e-commerce degree course, taught in London, will develop your knowledge of the technical side of online shopping and business-to-consumer and business-to-business selling. It will also give you the skills required to manage teams and how to implement sales strategies alongside your technical knowledge.

You will learn about the online giants, currently dominating the market and the techniques they employ. The knowledge you gain, as well as marketing, management models and management in the context of e-commerce, will prepare you for a leading role in any business with an online presence.

Is Business Management with E-commerce course right for me?

If you have a strong interest in IT and technology, a degree in business and e-commerce is the perfect choice for you.

You should also be keen to help advance new technologies which improve e-commerce and be prepared to manage people and teams. Great communication and leadership skills are a must if you want to excel in the area.

Career opportunities for BSc (Hons) Business Management With E-commerce graduates

A business management course with e-commerce will open doors for you in any industry that has a digital presence. If you have an interest in a particular market – fashion, IT consumables, automotive or media – you could pursue your digital management career in those areas.

You can expect to move on to senior management roles, build your own e-commerce consultancy or work as an e-marketer, e-trainer or become and e-entrepreneur yourself.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

You’ll need two A Levels and a total of 32 UCAS points or you’ll need to have completed GSM London’s Foundation Year programme. Alternative qualifications are accepted including; BTEC National Diploma, Advanced Level Diploma, HND/C, International Baccalaureat and Irish/Scottish Highers/Advanced.

Foundation Year Option Available for BSc (Hons) Business Management With E-commerce

A foundation year can be a great option if you have had a break from academic study or you are a mature student looking for a degree in business. The extended foundation year option is designed to prepare students for their course by developing core practical degree skills and essential knowledge of degree-level topics including business awareness.

How do I apply?

We would like to hear from you if you have any questions about our Business Management with E-commerce degree. You can call us on 020 3797 4687 or find out how to apply here.

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