Irish students to get degree in eBay

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Second year degree students in Irelands Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) are to study eBay as part of their bachelor degree. The “Selling on” module is now part of the “business entrepreneurship” and the “business in enterprise” degree courses.

The first 46 students to take the course will be involved in a virtual trading project that includes selling on eBay Ireland.

The IADT will run also five week evening courses on “entrepreneurship” which will also include the eBay module.

I’m just wondering how many Irish students will start making too much money on eBay to even bother finishing their degree courses ๐Ÿ˜†

19 Responses

  1. Mcdonalds are not offering a degree in hamburgers though, for a start they sell mostly beef burgers.

    What they are proposing to offer is a qualification to A-Level standard in marketing, health and safety, human resources, management and any number of other disciplines to those few spotty youths who can run a multi million pound a year turnover restaurants for a shift at a time, in a way that puts most ebay sellers to shame (for a start they all have customer feedback boxes with no way to leave feed back on customers and don’t whine about it).

    Thats just playing the devils advocate of course, i wouldn’t give any of them the time of day if they turned up at my door asking for a job ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. A local radio presenter asked students and workers in a fast food outlet the same question.

    When I last hear it the score was ove 800 – nil.

    The fast food workers were slightly ahead.

  3. I have to say in all seriousness I’m actually impressed with McDonalds for putting in place a process where their employees can better themselves.

    I’m also impressed that eBay is now recognised as so key to business that an entire module is included in business degrees. Even if the students don’t end up selling on eBay one day they may be working for manufacturers or suppliers and have a better understanding of how the marketplace works and be more willing to supply eBay sellers than some are today. It can only be good for everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Any news on the seller training course Chris?

    Philomena is currently doing the basic one, but we want the next one, is it available yet do you know?


  5. Such a shame Chris, although we will be pursuing them soon.

    Maybe you could do a lament on Tamebay Chris?

    It would be great for if UK businesses had access to an accredited course and trainers!




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