them the e-business
of Technology is ready to connect students with the future of
commerce. The New York State Education Department has approved
a plan by RIT's College of Business to offer an undergraduate
certificate in e-business. The certificate program -- the first
of its kind locally -- began this fall.
"The Internet is
changing the way the world does business," says Victor Perotti,
assistant professor of management information systems. "Our
academic strategy needs to change with it."
Last year, Perotti
joined a team of RIT faculty and various industry experts to
develop the program's curriculum.
"We're now prepared
to provide today's business professionals with the knowledge
they need to participate in this electronic revolution," he
The e-business program
focuses on business-to-business aspects of electronic commerce.
Certificates are awarded after completing six courses -- four
required courses and two electives. In some cases, credits may
be applied toward a bachelor's degree at RIT.
The program is geared
toward professionals who come from marketing or technology backgrounds
and for individuals with new e-business responsibilities in
the workplace. An online, distance learning option will be available
in the winter quarter. For more information, contact student
services in the College of Business at (716) 475-6085.