EBUS5504 Electronic Business

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
In today's environment, business marketing and supply are becoming increasingly reliant on electronic technologies to enhance some of their traditional functions. This unit reviews the use of electronic technologies within business as well as some of the traditional areas. Issues covered include organisational buying, e-procurement, internet based electronic data interchange, logistic information systems and knowledge management.
Students are able to (1) explain the current electronic commerce terminology, concepts and theories; (2) formulate e-business strategies for supply chain improvements; (3) apply electronic commerce concepts to business problems; (4) apply their learning in a day to day management role; and (5) develop written and oral communication skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in class activities (individual); (2) podcast (group); and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Helen Cripps
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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