• Coventry University logo
New

Introduction to Digital Transformation and E-Commerce

Build your knowledge of digital transformation and explore effective digital business and e-commerce management strategies.

Introduction to Digital Transformation and E-Commerce
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Extra BenefitsFrom $74Find out more
This course is part of the program Digital Business, Marketing and E-Commerce, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in BA International Business (Top Up). Find out more.

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.

What topics will you cover?

  • 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.

Who will you learn with?

Mahda is a lecturer in business strategy at Coventry University’s School of Strategy and Leadership. Mahda's research interests are BDA capability, digital transformation and organizational capability

I am Senior Lecturer in e-Business in the School of Strategy and Leadership and Associated Researcher in the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) in Coventry University.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry

Join this course

Start this course for free, upgrade for extra benefits, or buy Unlimited to access this course and hundreds of other short courses for a year.

Free
$0

Join free and you will get:

  • Access to this course for 4 weeks

Upgrade
$74

Upgrade this course and you will get:

  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible

Unlimited (New!)
$279.99 for one year

Buy Unlimited and you will get:

  • Access to this course, and hundreds of other FutureLearn short courses and tests for a year
  • A printable digital Certificate of Achievement on all short courses once you’re eligible
  • The freedom to keep access to any course you've achieved a digital Certificate of Achievement on, for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn
  • The flexibility to complete your choice of short courses in your own time within the year
Find out more about upgrades or Unlimited.

Advance your career with a degree

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!

How do degrees work on FutureLearn?

Do the free course
Join and complete the program
Get academic credit for an online degree from Coventry University

Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Digital Business, Marketing and E-Commerce, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in BA International Business (Top Up).