Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2012
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:

  1. understand the application of economic analysis to the markets of information technology and electronic commerce infrastructure
  2. identify, quantify and evaluate the costs and benefits of existing and proposed IT and EC systems
  3. critically assess methods for evaluating the return on investments in IT and EC
  4. 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


Students must have passed one of the following: ECG1101, ECW1101 or ECF1100 before undertaking this unit.