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Introduction to Digital Transformation and E-Commerce
Explore the challenges of digital change and transformation in modern business
This 2-week course offers you insight into the emergence of digital business, and the chance to discover key digital transformation strategies and technologies.
The emergence of the digital economy has unlocked new opportunities for businesses, while simultaneously creating new modes of competition in both ‘traditional’ and new digital sectors of the economy.
Discover the challenges and benefits of digital transformation in business
On this course, you’ll find out how and why businesses are striving to lead the way in innovating new digital technologies and practices.
You’ll explore the drivers of digital technology adoption and learn how digitalisation and technology can be used to leverage competitiveness and strategy in organisations from multiple perspectives.
Develop your understanding of e-commerce strategy
You’ll also be introduced to the scope and history of e-commerce, and familiarise yourself with key e-commerce management concepts and how to apply them in practice.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn the different categories of e-commerce – from B2B to B2C – and how these classifications may impact digital strategy.
Understand digital business technology in a global context
After exploring the differences between digital and traditional businesses, you’ll be introduced to the core concepts of social media marketing and how it helps businesses reach a global audience.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the challenges affecting digital businesses around the world today and the digital business management strategies that can help solve them.
- Digital business: meaning, context and terminology
- Drivers of digital technology adoption
- History and scope of e-commerce
- Different classifications of e-commerce
- Global context of digital business
- Contemporary issues that affect digital businesses
- Digital vs traditional business
- Introduction to social media
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the digitalisation of enterprises, organisations and society
- Explain the consequences of digitalisation of enterprises, organisations and society on the market environment
- Apply central concepts and terminology within the field of electronic commerce correctly
- Identify differences between digital business, e-business and e-commerce
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for students and early business professionals who’d like to enhance their knowledge of digital business for work in digital and e-commerce businesses or within management consultancies.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
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What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!