689 Electronic Bussiness

689 Electronic Bussiness

  • Study programme and level: University Study Programme in Administrative Information Science - 1st Cycle
  • 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 15
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Denis Trček, PhD

    1. Objectives and competences

    • The objective of the course is to familiarize students with technological, organizational and legal knowledge that is required in e-business along with the latest trends in this area. The emphasis is on practical skills, i.e., students model a business (sub)process, develop a necessary e-business application and integrate it with the background information system.

    2. Content

    The course contains the following themes:

    • Introduction and basic definitions.
    • Short historical overview of the field.
    • Systemic view on e-business through its generic structures (internal and external logistic chains, their influence on decision making).
    • Technological views: EDI, XML, web services / cloud computing, component architectures, digital payment systems, new technological trends like semantic web, internet of things and mobile applications.
    • Organizational views (evolution of business functions and processes, new business models, auditing procedures ISO 27000).
    • Legislation views with emphasis on ZEPEP, ZEPEP-A, ZEKOM.
    • Specific views related to development and introduction of e-business systems (strategic planning changes, use of formal methods, and compliance with standards like Common Criteria).
    • Conclusions.

    3. Readings

    • D. Trček: Elektronsko poslovanje, kopije prosojnic, FRI,  Ljubljana, 2014.

    Additional literature:

    • R. Kalakota: E-business, Adison Wesley, New York, 2002.
    • Dave Chaffey: E-Business and E-Commerce Management - Strategy, Implementation and Practice, FT Prentice Hall, 2011.
    • Sterman J.: Business Dynamics, Prentice Hall, 2002.

    4. Intended learning outcomes

    Knowledge and understanding:

    • Understanding of concepts of e-business and their integration with knowledge and skills obtained through other related courses.


    • Ability to develop, administer and manage e-business systems in organizations.


    • Understanding of theoretical concepts and their practical implementation through laboratory work.

    Transferable skills:

    • Ability to integrate knowledge from various fields (and other courses) like information systems planning, information systems management, web applications development and mobile platforms. Further, stimulation of entrepreneurship’s mind-set and ability to communicate, work in teams, and public presentation of work .

    5. Learning and teaching methods

    • Lectures, laboratory work (with practical prototype implementations), students’ presentations.
    • Attendance of laboratory work is mandatory (the exact percentage is announced at the beginning of a study year). The lecturer may also impose mandatory attendance of lectures as well.

    6. Assessment

    • 50% of the final grade is obtained on the basis of on-going work in the laboratory (home-works, quizzes, practical project implementations and presentations). The other 50% is obtained on the basis of written exam, which may be complemented by oral exam if a lecturer decides so. The lecturer may also impose a rule that a quality coursework serves as a replacement for exam.
    • To be eligible for written exam, a candidate must have successfully completed laboratory work. For successful completing of the course both grades have to be positive.