1071 Electronic Business

1071 Electronic Business

  • Study programme and level: University Study Programme in Administrative Information Science - 1st Cycle
  • 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Individual work: 105
  • 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.

Categorized competences:

  • The ability to define, understand and solve creative professional challenges in computer and information science.
  • The ability of professional communication in the native language as well as in a foreign language.
  • Compliance with security, functional, economic and environmental principles.
  • The ability to understand and apply computer and information science knowledge to other technical and relevant fields (organisational science, etc).
  • The ability to independently perform  less demanding and less complex engineering and organisational tasks requiering the application of in computer and information systems domain.

2. Content

The course contains the following themes:

  • Introduction and basic definitions.
  • Short historical overview of the e-business field.
  • Systemic view on e-business through its generic structures (internal and external logistic and value added chains, the influence  of decision making on their behavior).
  • Technological views: EDI, XML, web services, component architectures, digital payment systems (BitCoin), semantic web technologies, internet of things and mobile applications.
  • Organizational views: evolution of business functions, processes and information systems, new business models, auditing procedures (COBIT).
  • 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 (language Z), and compliance with standards like Common Criteria.
  • Intelectual property issues.
  • Conclusions.
  • Addendum: Mini practical tasks covering the latest selected technological trends.

3. Readings

  • D. Trček: Elektronsko poslovanje, kopije prosojnic, FRI, Ljubljana, 2017.

Dodatna literatura / Additional literature:

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

4. Intended learning outcomes

After completing this course a student will:

  • understand the key concepts of e-business;
  • know the key business solutions in the area of e-business;
  • be able to develop basic solutions for e-business and their administration;
  • will know how to integrate acquired knowledge with associated engineering areas, in particular information systems development, web and mobile applications;
  • will be familiar with the basic principles of business thinking;
  • will be able to prepare short articles and their oral presentations with themes in the area of e-business.

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 impose mandatory attendance of lectures.

6. Assessment

  • 50% of the final grade is obtained on the basis of on-going laboratory work (home-works, quizzes, practical project implementations and presentations).
  • The other 50% is obtained on the basis of a written exam, or written and oral exam (the lecturer may decide that a seminal work replaces the oral exam).

To be eligible for the written exam, a candidate must have successfully completed laboratory work, and fulfilled other obligations related to lecturing that the lecturer may have imposed. For successful completition of the course both grades have to be positive.