Available through McKinley College is an Associate Degree in e-Commerce for interested students. The growing trend of conducting business through virtual meetings and online stores is changing the way companies view business norms. The proper understanding of innovative developments in the online business industry will prepare individuals for branching out and fulfilling personal goals in the most efficient and effective way possible. Many factors of business must be taken into consideration when becoming an online business entrepreneur or entering career fields with online sales. The intricate tasks of delegating responsibilities, social awareness, public responsibility as well as following strict legal and industry standards, is part of the education students will gain from McKinley’s degree program. The e-Commerce option may give students the opportunity to earn a valuable education while still fulfilling current career and family obligations.
The curriculum should prepare graduates for careers in online and digital business and give graduates the foundation of a formally trained professional. Earning an Associate's degree is one step students can take in the higher education path. The focused courses will lay the foundation for further educational goals in the pursuit of earning a Bachelor's or Master’s degree at another institution.
The e-commerce courses will focus on the importance of consumer behavior, online trends and principles of sales. These courses should give students the needed understanding of business functions to become an entrepreneur in any industry. Students will study courses through interactive online programs, with industry involved faculty members. A specialized curriculum, experienced faculty and flexible learning format allow students and graduates to excel in personal aspirations as well as contribute a current and competitive work ethic to hiring organizations.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Distance Education Accrediting Council
McKinley College originally began through its parent company, Weston Distance Learning in 1981, in response to a growing demand for “high-quality and affordable degree-granting distance education” targeting the adult sector. Founded in 2006, Weston leadership opened McKinley College in order to reach a demographic beyond the typical physical campus, to include professionals seeking career moves, work-from-home individuals, along with military personnel and retirees looking for new challenges.
Programs are taught by qualified instructors with “advanced degrees in their subject areas” and all course materials are subjected to “academic review” for approval. McKinley offers individualized scheduling and most students can complete their associate’s degree in sixteen months. Furthermore, McKinley College retains articulation agreements with select schools for students planning to further pursue a bachelor’s degree.
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