The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, in collaboration with the Telfer School of Management, the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) and the Faculty of Law, offers two interdisciplinary master’s programs in Electronic Business Technologies. One is a course-based program leading to the Master in Electronic Business Technologies (MEBT), the other includes a thesis and leads to the Master of Science (MSc) in Electronic Business Technologies.
Electronic Business Technologies focuses on the integration of information technologies with business processes and strategies within a dynamic legal and business environment. At the base of Electronic Business Technologies is the fact that the application of Internet and information technology to business processes leads to remarkable new ways of conceiving and organizing businesses. This in turn leads to a myriad of innovative modes of management, new organisational structures and information architectures as well as new laws and legal and corporate strategies. Electronic Business Technologies is composed of two major areas of specialization or streams: Electronic Business and Electronic Technologies.
Electronic Business focuses on organizational transformations based on information technologies. Research includes the identification of best practices and trends, the comparative analysis of new business models, the evaluation of performance based on the introduction of new technologies, the efficacy of the new services and methods in attracting and satisfying customers, and the simulation of integrated supply chains.
Electronic Technologies focuses on information technologies and system architectures, which are used to create and manage on-line commercial transactions. Research includes work on electronic commerce technologies and protocols (in particular wireless and multi-media), the analysis and development of algorithms and theories (in particular security, data mining, web data warehouses, and distributed applications), the definition of standards, architectures and software engineering methodologies for developing electronic commerce systems, the experimental development of innovative applications (virtual environments, e-learning, personalization, electronic negotiations, business reporting, legislative compliance, and health care).
The programs are offered mainly in English. They can be taken part-time or full-time. The Master in Electronic Business Technologies can be completed in 12 months of full-time study, and the Master of Science in Electronic Business Technologies in 16 months of full-time study.