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    Networking Applications and Electronic Commerce
    BIS B322
      More information: Course Guide
    Networking Applications and Electronic Commerce
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2020
    Course Level
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2021

    This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. Click HERE for details.

    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Higher 2 terms 10
    Aut 2021
    This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. Click HERE for details.

    Course Coordinator: Dr Samuel Choi, BCompSc (Hons), MSc (Manitoba, Canada); PhD (HKUST)

    Course Developer: Jenny N Lim, Consultant

    Advisory prerequisite(s)
    You are advised to have already studied BIS B121 or BIS B123.

    This course aims to provide learners with the basic knowledge of computer networking technology and EC, especially the growing importance of the relationship between them. In addition, from a practical standpoint, the course strives to develop in learners the capability to apply this knowledge towards analysing specific business organizations. Ultimately, as a result of this course, the learners should be able to identify and evaluate alternative networking/EC solutions (and strategies) to achieve organizational effectiveness and competitive advantage.

    This course covers the following topics:

    • Introduction to electronic commerce

    • E-commerce infrastructure

    • Networking technologies

    • Network security and EC payments

    • Business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce

    • Business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce

    • Marketing and advertising in e-commerce

    • E-commerce strategy

    • Planning EC systems

    • Implementing and managing EC systems

    Learning support
    There will be ten three-hour classes (each including an one-hour supplementary lecture and a two-hour tutorial) and one two-hour surgery.

    There are three assignments and one examination. Students must use word processing software (such as Microsoft Word) to prepare the assignments, and submit the assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Online requirement
    This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your tutor and the Course Coordinator as well as other students. Course materials are available in print form but you can also access them online. To access the OLE, students will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course.

    Students will need to have access to a Windows-based personal computer with an Internet connection.

    Set book(s)
    Turban, E, King, D, Lee, J, Liang, T and Turban, D (2012) Electronic Commerce 2012: A Managerial and Social Networks Perspective, 7th edn, Prentice Hall.

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