E-Business Management

E-Business Management Certificate

Whether you're looking to start your own online business or just learn more about e-commerce, Penn Foster Career School's online E-Business Management Certificate Program can help you prepare to gain the skills and industry knowledge essential to doing business online. Through flexible online courses, you can work toward advancing in your current position or improving your small business’ performance on your schedule.

  • Prepares students to gain an understanding of an internet business model and e-commerce, customer relationship management, website project management, and other foundational basics.
  • Can help prepare students to take the next steps toward a career in e-commerce, advance in their current role, or even start their own businesses.
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
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What You Will Learn

  1. How to create effective online marketing campaigns, from creating ads to utilizing social media marketing.
  2. Understanding the importance of internet security and data protection in e-commerce, including being able to recognize different types of internet attacks and data breaches, and how to secure important information online.
  3. How to understand intellectual property rights and the challenges of regulating privacy rights on the internet.
  4. How to create a content strategy plan that will impact sales leveraging podcasts, blogs, and social media to promote your business.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

E-Business Career Outcomes

Whether you're looking to start an online business or gain a better understanding of e-commerce to supplement your current business skills, the online e-business certificate can help you prepare to gain a deeper understanding of internet marketing and sales. The completion of a certificate-level program alone does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this online program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in certain fields are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster Program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Please review your state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements.

E-Business Management Curriculum

  • 10 courses
  • 82.3 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 36 exams
  • 5 graded projects

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 11 months
  • Average time = 12 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework.

In our online E-Business Management Certificate Program, you'll build the knowledge and skills essential to successfully leveraging the internet for business. Your online courses include:

  • Internet Marketing and E-Commerce
  • Internet Security
  • Website Project Management
  • Advanced E-Commerce Issues

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E-Business Management Success Stories

Penn Foster’s E-Business Management Certificate Program can help you prepare to grow your e-commerce and business knowledge. This program has helped recent graduates find new jobs or start their own businesses while learning at their own pace. Learn more about Penn Foster graduates' experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Jacob A.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2023

“It was simple to navigate and allowed me to work at my own pace.”

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E-Business Management Tuition

Take the first steps toward strengthening your business knowledge and adding new skills to your resume in our accredited E-Business Management Certificate. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans and get started today!

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Our Proven E-Business Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals


  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced


  • Digital study guides
  • Self-check quizzes
  • Simulations and videos


  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online student community
  • Student Portal Help Center


  • Expert faculty
  • Dedicated student services
  • Robust learning resources

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E-Business Management Certificate FAQs

What is e-business and its advantages?

Online business, also called e-business, is any kind of business or commercial transaction that includes sharing information across the internet. E-commerce and e-business differ in that e-business does not only deal with online transactions like the selling and buying of a product and/or service, it also enables companies to conduct business processes online. There are several advantages of using e-business including having strong internet and social media presence, as well as being able to expedite customer service and reach more potential customers.

What skills do you need for a career in e-commerce?

To work in e-business or e-commerce, you should have strong written and verbal communication skills, customer service and interpersonal skills, and organizational skills. You should also be familiar with online marketing, using the internet for business, and internet security, all of which can be learned through an online e-business training program.

What is the career outlook for e-commerce?

Nearly every successful business today utilizes e-business and e-commerce to achieve its goals. With that in mind, there are plenty of opportunities in a wide variety of industries. As we rely more on the internet to conduct business, from social media marketing to online sales, those who have an understanding of e-business will likely be in demand.

What is the typical job description of an e-commerce specialist?

A typical job description for an e-commerce specialist includes a variety of responsibilities. As an e-commerce specialist, you could be expected to monitor day-to-day website activity and sales, execute online ad campaigns and work toward improving the performance of the business website. Most e-commerce specialists can work in an office environment, though there may be opportunities for remote work as well.