Certificate in Digital Business

Offered by:  Faculties of Computer Science, Management and Law

Coordinator: Christian Blouin, cblouin@dal.ca, (902) 401-6334


The Certificate in Digital Business draws on interdisciplinary courses from management, computer science, and law.  It aims to educate students to be leaders in digital transformation and innovation giving them the skills to work at the intersection of business and technology in areas such as e-commerce, data and business analytics, social media analytics, and legal aspects of e-commerce.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

1) Leverage technological and management advances in digital business and e-commerce.

2) In the context of digital business, assess the impact of technology, business, and policy related issues. 

3) Acquire specialist competencies and more in-depth knowledge of at least one of three areas of digital business at a post-graduate level of depth.

Admission Requirements / Eligibility:

Limited to students currently enrolled in the Master of Digital Innovation (MDI) program.

Certificate Requirements:

Core course requirements:

ECMM 6000.03: Overview of Electronic Commerce

Electives (Pick 9 credit hours from the following courses)

ECMM 6014.03: Data Mining for Electronic Commerce

ECMM 6022.03: IT Project Management

ECMM 6026.03: E-Government; IT; Intern’l Exp&Per

ECMM 6068.03: Internet and Media Law

CSCI 6610.03: Human Computer Interaction

CSCI 6509.03: Natural Language Processing

CSCI 6505.03: Machine Learning

CSCI 6612.03: Visual Analytics

BUSI 6511.03: Business Process Integration ERP

BUSI 6513.03: Business Analytics

BUSI 5902.03: Starting Lean

BUSI 6002.03: New Venture Creation

Application of Credit Hours Towards Other Degree Requirements: {Pick one, based on double-counting structure}

Courses completed as part of this certificate may be double-counted towards the requirements of a concurrent degree, subject to approval by the student’s supervisor and graduate coordinator in their primary degree program.  Courses not approved to count towards the primary degree requirements will result in additional tuition fees on a per-course fee basis.