Course Title: eBusiness Frameworks

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: eBusiness Frameworks

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: France Cheong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5929

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course seeks to build on existing business knowledge and professional capabilities. 

Course Description

The course engages students in discussion of a range of current issues surrounding the rapidly evolving area of eBusiness.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The University expects its graduates to be knowledgeable, creative, critical, responsible, employable, and leaders. This course contributes to the development of the graduate attributes in the following way.

Students will be required to develop a business case study through research and through interaction with other students from other backgrounds and disciplines. They are required to contribute to discussion of case studies and other issues and to enhance the knowledge of others in the issues raised in the readings, learning activities and their research.

Students will also need to manage their time and to work systematically to meet designated dates for the submission of assessment tasks. The assessment modes, development of a business case; study, team presentations, development of the creation of a Research Report proposal and preparation and submission of an individual research assignment, with the different tasks involved in each of these activities, seeks to develop in students the graduates attributes mentioned above.

The team-based project will require students to be flexible, to add value to group dynamics, to think strategically about issues and processes, to gather knowledge and skills from other disciplines where appropriate, and to communicate effectively. The report will require students to plan and implement a project, to manage time and rank tasks, to cope with stress, etc.

By the end of the course, you should:

1. Possess a general understanding of the nature of eBusiness;
2. Understand the components of eBusiness and the way in which it has evolved and continues to develop;
3. Comprehend the impact of eBusiness on one company in particular - and, by extrapolation, on industry more generally;
4. Identify the major issues in eBusiness;
5. Understand the role of technology as an enabler of eBusiness;
6. Comprehend the impact on industry and society of the growth of eBusiness and eCommerce;
7. Understand the implications of eBusiness on your work within your study and in your career more generally; and
8. Be able to apply analytical tools to evaluate eBusiness value propositions.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course uses a variety of learning activities - readings, case studies, discussion and research- to develop critical thinking skills. Students are constantly challenged to relate their understanding of relevant theory to their work experiences and practices. Students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning, to manage their time accordingly, and to be an active class and team member through the face-to face and online discussion forums

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will be delivered face-to-face classes, online forum disucssions and web-based resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment consists of  an individual research report and in a team-based business case.