Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr Peter O'Neill


E-business entails technical, managerial and business issues. In the last decade it has rapidly developed, and is now widely accepted by consumers, business partners, employees, the governments, banks and other business entities. After an overview of e-business development, technologies for e-business and different types of e-business models, this unit will focus on concepts, theories and issues associated with e-business management in the global market. This unit will enhance students' understanding of e-business, its impact on market place transformation and management approaches to e-business and related issues. This unit is based upon lectures, cases, and class discussions. This reflects the dynamic nature of the subject matter and our efforts to make certain that the material discussed in class is leading edge, up to date and in tune with what is going on in the area.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. provide students with a broad appreciation of e-business
  2. understand technology, business and management issues for e-business
  3. understand how organisations create value from e-business
  4. understand e-business managerial and strategic issues
  5. understand e-business leadership and change management requirements.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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