E-BUSINESS - 2021/2
Module code: MANM003
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
Given the ubiquity of electronic technology applications in today’s economy, it is critical for management students to understand e-business activities and their implications to business innovation and competitiveness. This module covers a variety of topics such as e-business technologies, e-business operations and strategies, e-marketing, and e-business innovations.
Surrey Business School
GROVER Vikas (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: N200
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Lecture Hours: 33
Seminar Hours: 3
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Fundamental concepts of e-business
- e-business objectives and strategy
- e-business models
- e-business technology infrastructure
- Analysis, design, and implementation of e-business applications
- E-business innovations and disruptive technologies
- Contextual issues in e-business operations
- Future prospects and emerging trends
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||2000 - 2500 WORDS PAIRED ASSIGNMENT||40|
|Examination||EXAM - 2 HOURS - CLOSED BOOK||60|
If a student fails the Paired Assignment and subsequently the module, he or she will reattempt the same essay assignment individually.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental e-business concepts and the impact of e-business on business operations and strategies across different industries.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- A paired essay assignment (2000 - 2500 words)
- A 2-hour examination with essay questions.
Formative assessment and feedback
Students will receive advice on assignment essay topic selection and formative feedback on early versions of the work.
- To provide students with a comprehensive view of the technological, strategic and operational issues of electronic business
|001||Understand fundamental concepts of e-business.||K|
|002||Appreciate the importance of e-business in today's business environment.||C|
|003||Analyse how organisations can add value through e-business applications.||C|
|004||Recognize how information technologies (particularly the Internet) support traditional and emergent business activit.||K|
|005||Understand social, cultural, and technological issues in future e-business development.||C|
|006||Know the basic steps of starting up an e-business.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to provide a range of learning opportunities in an integrative way to facilitate the development of key knowledge areas described above.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- 10 weeks of 3-hour lectures
- 3 weeks of 1-hour seminar discussion
- Online discussions on SurreyLearn
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.