Full Title:e-Business
Module Code:EBUS B8Z01
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 2 - 2012/13 ( February 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Assess how the value creation and value delivery processes in various industries are being transformed by electronic business.
  2. Critically evaluate the ongoing business challenges of managing e-business and m-commerce in an organisation.
  3. Compare and contrast the electronic commerce strategies used by businesses to exchange information and initiate transactions.
  4. Demonstrate a knowledge of the technologies employed to establish a secure e-business environment.
  5. Design and develop a comprehensive and integrated digital marketing plan.
  6. Evaluate the marketing opportunities provided by a variety of internet based communication tools such as email, social media and viral, mobile and location based marketing.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
e-Business Environment
Globalisation - Information Economics - Public Policy - Legal & ethical issues - privacy - data protection - Intellectual Property - online content & media
e-Business Applications
The Internet, Intranets, Extranets, e-Procurement Virtual Communities and Supply Chain Management, Web 2.0 & 3.0
Internet Business Models
definitions of business model, value creation opportunities, taxonomies of e-business models, B2B, B2C & C2C models, evaluation of an e-business model, cloud computing
Security & Electronic Payment Systems
Threats and vulnerabilities of e-Business - security controls- role of cryptography - authentication - security protocols - Public Keyinractucture - firewalls and proxy servers - electronic payment systems
Supporting technologies - drivers of m-Commerce - mobile and ubiquitous computing - pervasive computing - m-Commerce applications application and opportunities
e-Marketing Planning, Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Conversion Rate Optimisation, Measurement, Customer Relationship Management
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Create and maintain an online blog incorporating other emerging technologies. 3,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Examine an ebusiness company and create a structured ebusiness plan. 1,2,3,6 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

This course has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Recommended Book Resources
  • Ryan D. and Jones C. 2012, Understanding Digital Marketing, 2nd Ed., Kogan Page
  • Meerman Scott D. 2011, The New Rules of Marketing & PR, Wiley
  • Laudon & Laudon 2012, Managing Information Systems, 12th Ed., Prentice Hall
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Chaffey 2009, e-Business & e-Commerce Management, FT prentice Hall
  • Laudon & Traver 2010, E-Commerce 2011- Business, Technology and Society, Prentice Hall
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • n/a, Harvard Business Review
  • n/a, European Journal of Information Systems
  • Information Management and Computer Security
  • n/a, International Journal of Electronic Commerce
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 5 Mandatory
DK_BBIED_8 Higher Diploma in Business in Enterprise Development 2 Mandatory