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FIT5092 Electronic business - Semester 2, 2014

This unit provides an introduction to e-business and how e-business relates to broader enterprise issues. The unit explores e-business from a management as well as technology perspective covering, the major issues facing business and managers in effectively managing e-business in contemporary organisations. It examines the evolving nature of e-business, its impacts on organisations, and how managers can effectively harness the potential of e-business investments to achieve organisational goals. The unit also involves study of the main theoretical and practical issues of e-business, e-business solutions in various environments, emerging patterns and their potential impacts on e-business.

Mode of Delivery

Malaysia (Evening)

Workload Requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 1-hour tutorial

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

Unit Relationships

Prohibitions

IMS5007, BUS5960

Chief Examiner

Campus Lecturer

Malaysia

Dr Anushia Inthiran

Consultation hours: Tues 2-3PM

Tutors

Malaysia

Dr Anushia Inthiran

Your feedback to Us

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Previous Student Evaluations of this Unit

Based on previous student feedback this unit is well structured and no changes have been made for this semester.

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Academic Overview

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
  • understand the key issues in the area;
  • understand the issues relating to the selection of the most appropriate model for an organisation;
  • understand the different technologies and e-business solutions from both a B2B and B2C perspective;
  • understand the key issues in the design, development and implementation of e-business from the perspective of both large and small organisations.

Unit Schedule

Week Activities Assessment
0   No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
1 Introduction and Overview of e-business  
2 e-business Models  
3 Internet Marketing  
4 Implementation and Infrastructure for e-business  
5 B2B e-business and Supply Chain Management  
6 Developing an e-business Strategy Assignment 1 due Week 6 Tutorial
7 e-business Payment Systems  
8 e-business Security Issues  
9 Mobile Business  
10 Social Commerce Tutorial Participation and Portfolio due Week 10 Tutorial
11 Legal and Ethical Issues in e-business Assignment 2 Presentation due Week 11 Tutorial
12 Guest Lecture: Emerging Trends in e-business (by Dr Leonard Chan, GE) Assignment 2 Presentation due Week 12 Tutorial; Assignment 2 Report due Week 12 Tutorial
  SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC
  Examination period LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
academic/education/assessment/
assessment-in-coursework-policy.html

*Unit Schedule details will be maintained and communicated to you via your learning system.

Teaching Approach

Lecture and tutorials or problem classes
This teaching and learning approach provides facilitated learning, practical exploration and peer learning.

Lectures will present the concepts and include examples of each concept. Tutorials will concentrate on case studies or scenario/problem-based learning.

Assessment Summary

Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Assessment Task Value Due Date
Assignment 1 (individual): Evaluation and Recommendations for an e-business Website 15% Week 6 Tutorial
Assignment 2 (groups of 3 - 4 students): Group Report and Presentation 25% (Report 15%, Presentation 10%) Report due Week 12 Tutorial; Presentation due Week 11 or Week 12 Tutorial
Tutorial Participation and Portfolio 10% Week 10 Tutorial
Examination 1 50% To be advised

Assessment Requirements

Assessment Policy

Assessment Tasks

Participation

  • Assessment task 1
    Title:
    Assignment 1 (individual): Evaluation and Recommendations for an e-business Website
    Description:
    In this first assignment task, you will select a website of a suitable existing business that currently has no or limited transactional e-business functionality. You need to assess the chosen website and provide recommendations regarding setting up an e-business website including transactional e-commerce facilities.

    The assignment specification will be given out in lectures and will also be available on the Moodle-based unit website.
    Weighting:
    15%
    Criteria for assessment:

    Criteria used to assess report submissions:

    1. Report - that you have addressed all assignment requirements.
    2. Literature - that you have properly cited sufficient and  appropriate literature.
    3. Submission & Presentation - that you submit on time and have presented in a suitably formatted report style.

    Detailed assessment criteria will be included in the assignment specification, which will be given out in lectures and will also be available on the Moodle-based unit website.

    Due date:
    Week 6 Tutorial
    Remarks:
    The website for the task will be selected by students in consultation with their tutor.
  • Assessment task 2
    Title:
    Assignment 2 (groups of 3 - 4 students): Group Report and Presentation
    Description:
    Assignment 2 consists of a written group report and oral presentation. Each group needs to choose a specific topic in e-business. The report and presentation should highlight the current state of a particular technology or issue and address how organisations are currently using the technology or are impacted on by the issue.

    The assignment specification will be given out in lectures and will also be available on the Moodle-based unit website.
    Weighting:
    25% (Report 15%, Presentation 10%)
    Criteria for assessment:

    Criteria used to assess report submissions:

    1. Report - that you have addressed all assignment requirements.
    2. Literature - that you have properly cited sufficient and  appropriate literature.
    3. Submission & Presentation - that you submit on time and have presented in a suitably formatted report style.

    Criteria used to assess oral presentations:

    1. Content - that you have covered the main issues.
    2. Quality - that the presentation is clear, well-organised, and uses proper visual aids.
    3. Level of interest - that the presentation holds audience's interest and is professional.
    4. Handout - content and quality of the handout.

    All group members will receive the same marks. If there are issues/concerns about individual contributions within a group, a peer evaluation form will be used.

    Detailed assessment criteria will be included in the assignment specification, which will be given out in lectures and will also be available on the Moodle-based unit website.

    Due date:
    Report due Week 12 Tutorial; Presentation due Week 11 or Week 12 Tutorial
    Remarks:
    The topic area in e-business will be selected by students in consultation with their tutor.
  • Assessment task 3
    Title:
    Tutorial Participation and Portfolio
    Description:
    Students present a written portfolio of selected tutorial questions from various tutorials and will be assessed on their contribution to tutorial discussions.
    Weighting:
    10%
    Criteria for assessment:

    Quality of written portfolio and contributions to tutorial discussions.

    Due date:
    Week 10 Tutorial

Examinations

  • Examination 1
    Weighting:
    50%
    Length:
    2 hours
    Type (open/closed book):
    Closed book
    Electronic devices allowed in the exam:
    None

Learning resources

Monash Library Unit Reading List (if applicable to the unit)
http://readinglists.lib.monash.edu/index.html

Faculty of Information Technology Style Guide

Feedback to you

Examination/other end-of-semester assessment feedback may take the form of feedback classes, provision of sample answers or other group feedback after official results have been published. Please check with your lecturer on the feedback provided and take advantage of this prior to requesting individual consultations with staff. If your unit has an examination, you may request to view your examination script booklet, see http://intranet.monash.edu.au/infotech/resources/students/procedures/request-to-view-exam-scripts.html

Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:

  • Informal feedback on progress in labs/tutes
  • Graded assignments with comments
  • Graded assignments without comments

Extensions and penalties

Returning assignments

Referencing requirements

The two main referencing systems recommended for the assignments are the American Psychologists Association (APA) conventions and the system known as the Harvard conventions.

Some useful websites to help you understand the rules of referencing using these conventions:

  • Citing and referencing (http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/tutorials/citing/) - how to acknowledge your sources (Monash University Library website)
  • EndNote (http://guides.lib.monash.edu/endnote) - a software program to help you manage your referencing (Monash University Library website)

Assignment submission

It is a University requirement (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/student-academic-integrity-managing-plagiarism-collusion-procedures.html) for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/. Please check with your Lecturer on the submission method for your assignment coversheet (e.g. attach a file to the online assignment submission, hand-in a hard copy, or use an online quiz). Please note that it is your responsibility to retain copies of your assessments.

Online submission

If Electronic Submission has been approved for your unit, please submit your work via the learning system for this unit, which you can access via links in the my.monash portal.

Recommended text(s)

Schneider, G.P. (2013). Electronic commerce. (10th Edition) Course Technology, Cengage Learning (ISBN: 978-1-133-52682-7 ).

Turban, E., King, D., Lee, J., Liang, T.P., and Turban, D. (2012). Electronic commerce 2012: A managerial and social networks perspective. (7th, Global Edition) Pearson (ISBN: 978-0-27-376134-1).

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