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Business 190-65576 - Principles/Electronic Commerce - Dr. Sonja Ann Jones

Course: Principles/Electronic Commerce
Professor:Dr. Sonja Ann Jones
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Hi and welcome to Principles of Ecommerce!   I am excited to be your professor for the next 16 weeks!  

Be sure to reach out to me if you need any assistance at all during the course. 

Here is my bio:

Dr. Sonja Ann Jones draws upon extensive hours of facilitating, training and coaching business leaders and teams in many established companies and colleges.  She has a deep background in curriculum development and training programs.  She focuses on teaching students and professionals to reach the next level of business leadership.   She brings her real-world experiences to the classroom and motivates her students to apply classroom learnings/assignments to use in their real-world careers and entrepreneurial dreams.  

She draws on over 25 years of work experience in business, technology, and entertainment.   She has worked with Fortune 500 and 1000 companies as well as she has extensive experience in advancing small entrepreneurial companies to the next level.  Dr. Jones has also had the opportunity to work in all vertical markets such as retail, healthcare, entertainment, marketing, and finance to name a few.    

Dr. Jones is a highly creative Global Sales and Business Development Executive who leads teams maximizing sales effectiveness, forges lasting relationships, and takes revenues to new levels in diverse settings – ranging from startups to large multinational corporations. Driving force behind transformational change through fast growth, mergers, and acquisitions; leveraging a unique blend of innovative/technical/business skills. A Big-picture thinker with a talent for building programs from scratch, cultivating lucrative business partnerships, and devising process improvements to consistently exceed the expectations of discerning customers. A motivational leader who cultivates winning teams articulates direction and easily adapts to diverse audiences – drawing upon extensive experience gained as a professional actress.   Dr. Sonja Ann Jones has extensive business and technology experience.  Here technology focus has been business intelligence, analytics, information management, and cybersecurity in the software industry. 


Her Education, Certifications,  Designations, and Publications

Doctorate Business Administration – Argosy University

MBA, Entrepreneurship – University of St. Thomas

BS, Mathematics – University of Minnesota Institute of Technology

BS, Statistics and a Minor in Psychology – University of Minnesota Institute of Technology

Recipient of Paul Cartwright Award for Most Well-Rounded Student in College (Awarded to only one student out of 1,000+)

Dale Carnegie Business Program Degree

ITIL Certification

Some Key Professional Accomplishments:

Co-Founder and Member: Alpha Sigma Kappa Women in Technical Studies Sorority - First technical sorority in America

Mentor Activities: Everwise, University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas

Published in Following Books: Women Who Lead Technology (#1 in Technology on Amazon – Kindle Version) ▪
How to Break a Glass Ceiling Without a Hammer ▪ How to Survive When Your Ship is Sinking ▪ Successful Women in Business ▪ Corporate Queens, What Business Schools Won’t Teach You ▪ Uncuffed: Surge of Power ▪ Just Do Your Dream


Contact Information: or for a quicker response, text me at 949-468-6579

Course Description

This course will explore the principles of electronic commerce. This course will focus on business, technology and society. The following concepts will be studied in this course:

  • Introduction to Ecommerce
  • Ecommerce Business Models and Concepts
  • Technology Infrastructure for Ecommerce - Internet, Web, Mobile Platform, Apps, Payment Systems, Security
  • Ecommerce in Business and Social Issues - Marketing, Advertising, Social Media, Ethics
  • Ecommerce in Action - Online Retail and Services, Content and Media, Social Networks and Portals, Supply Chain

What to Expect in this Course

This course will be in Canvas and it will cover one chapter a week.   It will be expected that the chapter is read as well as the homework assignments be completed on a weekly basis.  The technology required for the course is a device that can access the canvas material and has capabilities to do web conferencing for remote work or to contact the professor via office hours.    This course will have a variety of exercises and homework.  It will also have quizzes, discussions, a paper, and exams.

Types of Assessments

This course will have a variety of exercises and homework.  It will also have quizzes, discussions, a paper and exams.  This will be detailed in the Syllabus that can be located in the Canvas course.   It will also have dates that everything is due. 

Textbook Information

The textbook required for this course is:

E-commerce, 2021, 16th edition with Access Code for Pearson MyLab

By: Kenneth C. Laudon & Carol Guercio Trever

Publisher: Pearson


They have several ISBNs depending upon the version, Loose-Leaf, Bounded, or online. COC Bookstore has the details regarding ISBN and the agreed-upon pricing.


My Desk Copy ISBN shows:  ISBN.13: 978-0-13-693180-5

                                                 ISBN.10:        0-13-693180-4


Other Relevant Course Information

This course requires dedication to studying.  All tests, quizzes, and exams will be open book.  However, note it is very important to be familiar with the material since the exams will be timed and taken in class.  Be sure to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about the material.  Also, be sure to notify me and communicate with me about any issues you may face with deadlines.


Additional Resources


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Last updated: 08/15/2022 Sub#: 1461