Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - 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 Marketing
OfferedMalaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Paul Yeow


Includes concepts of analysing an e-business for viability using logical value chain assessment. Examines an e-business' value creation capacity, value delivery likelihood, and value capturing ability. Analysis of e-businesses in Australasia and around the world. Dissection of application of e-business principles, and specifically e-business models through an examination of how e-businesses are designed and interact with business partners, channel members and suppliers. Also covered are customer profitability analysis, cost of sales, customer valuation, online behaviour and purchase propensity assessment and use. Lecture and partially case discussion based.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. comprehend, explain and analyse e-business models in the various parts of value chain including downstream (retailing), internal (intrabusiness) and upstream (supply chain and B2B e-procurement)
  2. comprehend, explain and analyse the applications of e-business models in other areas including electronic government, mobile computing and pervasive technology, dynamic trading (e-auctions) and web 2.0 environment (social networks)
  3. comprehend and explain the justifications of e-business investments and the use of e-business performance measures and metrics
  4. comprehend and explain the development of e-business applications and infrastructure.


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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