Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2013 (Evening)


This unit provides an introduction to e-business and how e-business relates to broader enterprise issues. The unit explores 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 organisational 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.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

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


Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr tutorial/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


IMS5007, BUS5960

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