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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)


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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