College of Management and IT (CMIT)online e-business courses

e-Business QQI

on request
12 Weeks
Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

This is a highly practical distance learning course designed to equip learners with skills in: (1) developing eBusiness Strategy, (2) creating an online business, and (3) running an online business.

It is highly suited for those who are currently working in online businesses and organisations with an online presence. The course is particularly relevant for those who currently work in digital marketing or website development. It is also very suitable for anyone establishing or running an internet start-up.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course, means that learners can study flexibly at home, or at work, and gain a nationally accredited Qualification.
By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT e-Learning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive course manual, video, quizzes and personalised Tutor Support.

The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback from your Tutor. You can use the e-Learning system from any computer that has internet access.

Topics covered in this e-Business course

Unit 1: Introduction to eBusiness

  • What is e-Business
  • Common e-Business Applications
  • Internet Start-ups
  • Emerging Trends in eBusiness

Unit 2: eBusiness Models

  • Business-to-Consumer (B2C)
  • Business-to-Business (B2B)
  • Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C)
  • Consumer-to-Business (C2B)

Unit 3: eBusiness Strategy

  • Key questions to be addressed
  • Mission
  • The business application
  • Market strategy
  • Technology strategy
  • Operations
  • Financial model

Unit 4: Building an Online Business

  • Site and app development
  • Digital marketing
  • Fulfilment and operations
  • Online and mobile payments
  • 4Data management
  • Security and controls
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Business supports

Who should complete this course?

Anyone involved in eCommerce, e-Business or Digital Marketing.

Anyone working in a Marketing role, who wishes to acquire e-Business skills.

Business owners who wish to take advantage of the internet as a channel for doing business.

People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in e-Business by distance learning

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

As this programme is delivered through online learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.

A good working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.


This course is assessed through completion of two Assignments and a Project.

All work submitted must be your own work. There is no exam with this course.

As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.

Transfer and Progression to Further Studies

This course leads to a level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.


Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in e-Business (6N4485).

The Further Education and Training Awards Council is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.

Please note that there is a €60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.

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