Undergraduate Commerce students can select from a number of eBusiness electives in their final years of study. Courses range from management issues in eBusiness to more technically focused database design and telecommunication courses. These courses are also open to Engineering and Management students as electives.
The DeGroote School of Business introduced an eBusiness stream in its MBA program in September 1999. McMaster was the first Ontario university to offer an eBusiness MBA specialization. MBA graduates are generally trained to provide management and leadership skills, but often lack the technical background required to shape and accomplish the operational and strategic objectives of eBusiness. On the other hand, computer science graduates may have the technical competence, but lack the business skills necessary for technology management. The DeGroote eBusiness stream provides MBA graduates with the management and technical skills demanded and necessary in the electronic marketplace.
The DeGroote School of Business offers a thriving PhD program in Management Science/Systems, where students have the opportunity to undertake research projects in eBusiness. Our graduates will be a source of career talent for academic and industrial programs that require instruction and/or research in eBusiness. There are currently twelve PhD students engaged in research topics related to eBusiness. We expect this number will continue to increase in upcoming years.