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FIT5092 - Electronic business

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Dr. Linda Dawson


Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)
Clayton First semester 2008 (Day)


This unit provides an introduction to e-business and how e-business relates to broader enterprise issues. The unit will explore 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 organizational 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.


The unit introduces students to e-business in the context of organisations today. The unit will provide an opportunity for students to explore e-business from a management as well as technology perspective.

At the completion of the units students should be able to:

  1. Understand the key issues in the area;
  2. Understand the issues relating to the selection of the most appropriate model for an organisation;
  3. Understand the different technologies and e-business solutions from both a B2B and B2C perspective;
  4. Understand the key issues in the design, development and implementation of e-business from the perspective of both large and small organisations.


Active participation in tutorials: 10%; Two assignments: 15% and 25%; Examination (two hours): 50%

Contact hours

3 x contact hrs/week



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