As you start looking at colleges, look into sales/marketing type degrees as well as business. I would also recommend taking some kind of advertising class if it is offered.
Fundamentals of e-commerce are learning how to:
- speak to your audience.
- find your audience.
- create innovative ways to reach your audience.
- understand your website capabilities (html/css/js/etc).
- work with your website, marketing, branding, sales and product teams.
- understand how design and copy can help/hurt your site or product.
- report on goals and achievements, etc.
- incorporate analysis of SEO, SEM, Google Suite and other system metrics into actionable tasks.
If anything I wrote above is foreign to you, then that is what you need to learn about as the fundamentals through classes and experience.
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Hi Andrew. I'm not sure what you mean by commerce in this context. Is your question about what classes to take in 11th grade if you want to work in business? Maybe it would help us to answer your question if you told us what your goals are and where you are in your prep. For example, are you in 11th grade already? How did you hear about commerce and what interests you about it? Are there any specific courses you already know are electives in 11th grade that you can pick from, or are you unsure of the classes that will be available in your high school? It's okay if you don't have all the answers, but adding some information would help us figure out what kind of advice to give you so you can be successful. (You can edit your question by clicking the "edit" button on your question's page).
Not sure from which part of the world you belong to, But here in India, if you wish to pursue Commerce, the straight out route is to go for MEC (Maths,Economics,Commerce) or CEC (Civics,Economics,Commerce) in your +2 (Intermediate), This should then set the foundation for a Bachelor in Commerce or Bachelor in Commerce with Computers (Which is a specialized course which includes:study of computer applications, Information Technology, Accounting, Management, Business Statistics), Post which if still wish to pursue further studies you can then venture into CA/CS etc.
Chris J Fernandes
If you want to work in ecom for a corporation I think the next step would be to apply to some colleges and try to get into a business program and eventually look into an MBA if you're looking for management roles.
As for some classes MIT offers free online courses, there are also free courses and certifications from Google for Adwords/Display/Shopping digital marketing. These come with certifications that you can get for things like Linkedin and you can even get some small side jobs through companies like upwork or fiver while you're learning.
Were you looking for any specific kind of class or course?