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UC to Announce New Programs in Electronic Business

Date: Jan. 17, 2001
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Archive: General News

How can professionals and business students gain the skills to stay ahead of the ever-evolving field of electronic business? The College of Evening and Continuing Education (CECE) will present solutions to that challenge during a news conference 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 on the second floor of the UC Faculty Club.

UC President Joseph A. Steger, James Vondrell, associate dean in CECE, and Johnathan Holifield, Vice President of the New Economy Enterprise for the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, will announce a new venture between UC and the leading movers and shakers in the e-business community. Programs include:

  • An expert series that would be available for either college credit or continuing education units

  • An e-business certificate with a focus on business

  • An e-business certificate with a focus on information technologies (IT)

    The programs were developed in response to the statewide E-Com Ohio initiative which recently completed a survey that evaluated the state's readiness for e-commerce. The survey indicated a significant increase (30 percent) in Ohio businesses using e-commerce, which means there's a significant need for updated training and retraining.

    "E-business is demanding the company be customer-oriented, not just for the marketing department, not just for customer service, but the entire organization," says Arthur S. Davies, CECE faculty member and e-business project lead. "We've developed course combinations that examine how to run and manage the operation, combining all sales and marketing expectations on the front end, as well as exploring the production side, managing inventory to sales."

    The partners are UC, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Cincinnati Software Association and TechSolve (formerly IAMS).

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