INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Information Technologies
2013-2014

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
CEN 353 Introduction to E-Bus./E-Commerce Undergraduate 3 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 70 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Meliha HANDZIC, Prof. Dr. Meliha HANDZIC, Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of basic principles of electronic business (e-business) in commercial and non-commercial environments. It examines different models and technologies for e-business that can improve an organization’s effectiveness and competitiveness. It also covers important management issues which surround the application and use of these technologies.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Course overview
  2. Ch1: Introduction to e-business
  3. Ch3: Business to customer models (B2C)
  4. Ch4: Business to customer models (continued)
  5. Ch5: Business to business models (B2B)
  6. Ch6: Other e-business models
  7. Ch2: Underlying e-business technology
  8. Ch8 & 9: E-business hardware and software
  9. Ch12: Strategy: E-business planning
  10. Ch10: Security, privacy issues
  11. Ch11: Payment systems
  12. Ch7: Legal, ethical, tax issues
  13. Project presentations
  14. Course revision and close

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Project
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework115
    Project125
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Presentation10
    Final Exam130
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic e-business concepts and principles
    • Explain different e-business models and recognize their importance to an organization
    • Select appropriate technologies to support e-business processes; Develop a prototype e-business system using a commercial software tool.
    • Oral and written presentation: ability to express ideas clearly and precisely; Critical thinking and problem solving: ability to analyze business processes and their information needs
    • Team work: ability to collaborate in IS development projects; Group discussions: ability to participate in group discussions on a given subject
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • G. Schneider (2010), Electronic Commerce, Thomson

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)64164
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)212
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination50
    Total Workload: 70
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 3