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Electronic Commerce   

Year Granted: 2012
Institute: Open Polytechnic
Assessment Assessment 100% In-course.
Course code 71254
Grade A+ (top of class)

This course provides an introduction to the evolving technologies associated with electronic commerce, and an overview of the business and social implications of these developments. The main goal of this course is to prepare students for future management roles and teach them to be technologically competent, with the ability to understand technological trends and opportunities made possible by the rapidly evolving telecommunications technology.

Topics covered include:

  • principles of encryption and data transaction security
  • various types of electronic payment systems
  • business models of electronic commerce
  • business-to-consumer, business-to-business and intraorganisational electronic commerce
  • key features of an Intranet and Extranet
  • social, economic and legal issues surrounding electronic commerce; and
  • some exposure to web development.

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