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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Mahbubur Rahim


This unit incorporates organisational, inter-organisational and foundational technological issues in e-Business systems. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of trading systems so they can be better placed within an e-Business context. Various types of e-business models are discussed. Contents and processes involved in e-business planning and strategy development are reviewed. Ways to manage changes caused by e-business initiatives are discussed. Electronic auctions and their relationships with business procurement processes are discussed. Security mechanisms safeguarding e-business transactions are reviewed.


At the completion of this unit students will have -
A knowledge and understanding of:

  • various types of e-business models adopted by organisations;
  • how e-Business projects facilitate trading processes found in organisations, the role of strategic planning to e-Business initiatives, and the basics of various types of web-enabled auction strategies and how they relate to electronic procurement projects undertaken by organisations.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • develop an ability to identify and manage changes caused by introducing e-Business initiatives;
  • develop an ability to select appropriate e-Business projects to business.
Demonstrated the communication skills necessary to:
  • develop a professional attitude towards the management and development of e-Business projects;
  • develop the skills for preparing e-business strategy in alignment with business goals.


Examination (2 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Mahbubur Rahim

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk


Completion of 12 points from FIT



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