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BS938 - E-Business: Technology & Management

  • Module code: BS938
  • Module name: E-Business: Technology & Management
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module concentrates on technology and management of e-Business from the viewpoint of business requirements, system analysis and design rather than the detailed technologies that may be used for implementation. It includes the terminology, classification of activities, business process modelling and system design to meet business needs. The module will address how e-Business systems may use web-based technology to implement existing business models or promote new ones. This module examines existing and emerging environments that support these business models and studies their potential impact. It also examines how e-Business systems fit into a broader enterprise framework and the context in which value is created.

Principal learning outcomes

(a) Subject knowledge and understanding: Analyse business process and requirements; Develop an e-Business strategy; Design an e-Business system, including the system testing and implementation strategy; Critically evaluate an e-Business design or implementation; Articulate the broader context and justification for deploying e-Business solutions; Compare and evaluate alternative business application environments that embed e-Business systems; Understand how e-Business systems can contribute to broader enterprise issues. (b) Key Skills: Independent study; Group activity; Planning, conducting and reporting on a programme of original investigation. Effective communication (written and oral presentations, electronic media etc.); Problem solving; Use of ICT. (c) Cognitive Skills: Conceptualisation; Critical reasoning and problem solving; Challenging accepted wisdom; Professional and management issues; Selecting and applying appropriate methodologies. (d) Subject-Specific/Professional Skills; Business understanding e-business strategy; Systems specification; Application of methodologies in problem solving; Systems design; Implementation and test strategy of Software; System application and evaluation; Project management.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures per week 10 x 1 hour; Seminar sessions 8 x1 hour.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: BS938-10)
A1 (Assessed work only) Seminar 40%
  1500 word essay 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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