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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2010 (Day)
Singapore Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Gennadi Kazakevitch


This unit examines the contribution of information and electronic commerce technologies and products in a range of organisational contexts and the means of assessing the impact of these technologies and products using both qualitative and quantitative measures. Topics to be covered include: IT and EC products, costs, pricing and impact; frameworks for decision making; impact on monetary and payment systems; risk analysis; project justification; cost management; financial guidelines; system evaluation measures and estimates of benefits.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • understand the application of economic analysis to the markets of information technology and electronic commerce infrastructure
  • identify, quantify and evaluate the costs and benefits of existing and proposed IT and EC systems
  • critically assess methods for evaluating the return on investments in IT and EC
  • employ appropriate economic qualitative and quantitative measures of the impact of IT and EC in various business contexts.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Gennadi Kazakevitch

Contact hours

3 hours per week


ECW1101 or ECF1100