eBay Ireland goes to college

6 Feb 2008

If you’ve ever thought the art of selling on eBay was rocket science, well…it’s not, but now you can study it at college. The Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) has just introduced a module devoted to eBay as part of a degree programme.

IADT’s 46 students of entrepreneurship have already started the module ‘Selling on eBay.ie’ four weeks ago as part of their four-year business degree and they will take part in a virtual trading project that will have them selling on the eBay.ie site.

The module is carried out in second year as part of both the bachelor of business entrepreneurship and the bachelor of business in enterprise degrees.

“I am really excited about the virtual trading project that allows us to sell on eBay.ie, especially as no other degree programme in Ireland features this,” said Naoisa O’Brien, IADT entrepreneurship student.

“It’s really interesting, as well as being a fantastic opportunity to learn how to start a business in the future. The seminar this Thursday will allow us to get answers to questions which have cropped up so far in the project,” she added.

IADT will also be running a five-week long, part-time evening course for those interested in entrepreneurship every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm, of which the eBay module will be a part.

“We are delighted to see the ‘Selling on eBay.ie’ module being rolled out at the IADT across its enterprise degree, its entrepreneurship degree and indeed as a part-time course,” said Aine Murphy, eBay.ie education officer.

“Selling on eBay.ie is a fantastic opportunity to start a business for very low start-up costs, so it is imperative that Irish students are aware of the online entrepreneurial options available to them,” she observed.

By Marie Boran