IS2505 - e-Business

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Information Systems
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19, Semester B 2018/19
Semester A 2019/20 (Tentative), Semester B 2019/20 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

1. Abstract
 (A 150-word description about the course)

E-Business is evolving very fast with the wide adoption of Internet+ technologies, e.g. social networks, mobile apps, big data and cloud services.  It is a global phenomenon which affects the economic and social life in the world.  On completion of this course, students should be able to understand the emerging e-business models which change the way traditional business is conducted. The course emphasizes on the key concepts, business models and developments of e-business using the empirical and financial data. Students will build their conceptual and logical capabilities to develop meaningful e-business models.
Main topics include: 1) Fundamentals of e-business (e.g., common e-business models, e-business critical success factors, and technical aspects of e-business) and 2) E-business applications (e.g., digital commerce, online media, social commerce, e-payment, and Internet finance).

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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