Course Title: Management and Electronic Commerce

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management and Electronic Commerce

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Prof Clive Morley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0136

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The course assumes some elementary understanding of information technology and the Internet – for example, it is desirable that students are able to use generally available (‘shrink wrapped’) software tools available on personal computers.

Course Description

Developments in information and communication technologies (ITs) affect everyday life as well as the opportunity of transforming businesses operations.  IT is at the heart of the globalisation of business. The magnitude of its effects caused by information technology require today’s managers to develop frameworks that they can continually apply to assess and to manage these forces. Central to developing this understanding is an appreciation of how computing paradigms have and are shifting..
These key management issues are emphasised rather than technical details. Where appropriate, the course will consider IT from the perspective of its contribution to the creation of a global economy and impact on effective and efficient management.
This course is designed for potential executives and managers who have had little management exposure to these technologies.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

To understand changing paradigms in business computing, and to understand the means of effectively implementing these technologies successfully into an organisations.

To demystify the black box jargon.

The intended learning outcomes of this course include being able to:

effectively manage the increasing rate of business change (ie gobalisation, eCommerce, imperative of better margins etc); and

fully appreciate the factors necessary to gain value through the adoption of the so called ’new technologies’.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course uses a combination of directed readings, lectures, exercises, case studies and online collaborative learning processes to cover course content. Where appropriate, students are encouraged to apply course content to a better understanding of their current working and professional life.

Overview of Learning Resources

The Learning Hub will be a key resource especially for important updates and an aid to general discussion.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks can include an examination, individual and group assignments and presentations, class room participation and reflection on current trends and literature.