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Unit Schedule

Week Date* Activities Assessment
0 21/02/11   No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
1 28/02/11 eBusiness overview  
2 07/03/11 eBusiness models  
3 14/03/11 Online retailing  
4 21/03/11 E-marketplaces  
5 28/03/11 B2B buy side eBusiness  
6 04/04/11 B2B sell side eBusiness  
7 11/04/11 B2B sell side e-marketplaces Assignment 1 due Friday 15 April 2011
8 18/04/11 Electronic government  
Mid semester break
9 02/05/11 Mobile commerce  
10 09/05/11 Strategy for e-commerce  
11 16/05/11 Legal and ethical issues in eBusiness Assignment 2 due Friday 20 May 2011
12 23/05/11 Online social networking and collaborative commerce, exam revision  
  30/05/11 SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken SWOT VAC

*Please note that these dates may only apply to Australian campuses of Monash University. Off-shore students need to check the dates with their unit leader.

Assessment Policy

To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:

  • 40% or more in the unit's examination, and
  • 40% or more in the unit's total non-examination assessment, and
  • an overall unit mark of 50% or more.

If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 50% then a mark of no greater than 49-N will be recorded for the unit

Assessment Tasks


  • Assessment task 1
    Assignment 1: Analysing Website Characteristics and Revenue Models of B2C Retail Companies
    The broad aim of this assignment is to test students' understanding about B2C eBusiness initiatives. The assignment requires students to visit the websites of two retail companies operating in Australia. For each selected company, students are required to perform a number of tasks. The details of these tasks are described in a set of questions included in the Assignment document. Students are required to present the outcomes of their tasks in a report.
    Criteria for assessment:

    Each question of this assignment will be evaluated in terms of such criteria as:

    • completeness of arguments
    • correctness of arguments
    • richness of arguments
    • presence of relevant information
    • and clarity of expression
    Due date:
    Friday 15 April 2011
  • Assessment task 2
    Assignment 2: Online Procurement in the Australian Local Government Sector
    The broad aim of this assignment is to test students’ understanding about the importance of online procurement technologies introduced in the government sector. Students are required to investigate the problems associated with the traditional procurement function in the government sector and write a report. Students are further required to visit the websites of two Australian local government councils and reflect on the type of e-procurement initiatives those councils have implemented.
    Criteria for assessment:

    Criteria will be stated on assignment documents.

    Due date:
    Friday 20 May 2011


  • Examination 1
    2 hours
    Type (open/closed book):
    Closed book
    Electronic devices allowed in the exam:
    Exams paper consists of three parts: MCQ, discussion questions and mini-case based analytical questions.

Assignment submission

Assignment coversheets are available via "Student Forms" on the Faculty website: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/
You MUST submit a completed coversheet with all assignments, ensuring that the plagiarism declaration section is signed.

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Reading List

Turban et al. (2010), Electronic Commerce: A Managerial Perspective, Pearson International Edition, Latest edition

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