Internet for Business

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Internet for Business

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    You must have basic information technology skills including web browsing, e-mail, Windows based program usage, and the ability to use a word-processor for report writing. 

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    This subject will provide you with an appreciation, knowledge and skills of the Internet and electronic commerce, and how it is affecting the world of business - locally and internationally. You will be introduced in some depth to the role and tools of the World Wide Web. Content includes: the role of ecommerce as a global market, its design and structure, its implementation and architecture. Issues such as security, privacy,


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    The capabilities that are developed through the program in which you are enrolled are described in the Program Guide. This course contributes to the development of the capabilities in the following way. 

    It is expected that you will acquire the following capabilities:

    • International perspective: Demonstrate a range of skill sets to facilitate successful cross-cultural engagement. 
    • Recognise, interpret and respond to a broad range of culture- and business-related challenges in the context of increasing globalisation.
    • Information management/ literacy: Use data & information to effectively work with the uncertainty of business decision-making. 
    • Identify and apply business-related concepts, technical tools and language from a wide variety of sources. Evaluate the relevance and usefulness of information derived from a variety of sources.
    • Communicative capability: Build and maintain productive relationships. Participate in learning conversations; communicate processes of thinking & reflection. 
    • Communicate concepts using qualitative, quantitative, graphical, electronic, and text media.


    It is expected that you will acquire the skills that enable you to:

    • Understand the principles of the digital information network
    • Use the services offered on the Internet (especially www, ftp and email)
    • Understand how organisations of the future will need the Internet as a strategic resource.
    • Understand how organisations (government and businesses) will be able to use the Internet for business with other businesses, government and consumers
    • Appreciate the importance of the Internet in other disciplines such as marketing, accounting, finance and management on a global scale.
    • Understand how the Internet will provide the communications infrastructure for:
    • Interpersonal communication
    • Intraorganisational networks
    • Global networks
    • Create a sample web site for a small business 


    Overview of Learning Activities

    You may be involved in laboratory sessions and tutorial work aimed at developing skill and understanding by using HTML code and relating it to a business environment. 
    You will use lecture material and associated reading to develop and understanding of the concepts underlying business use of the internet.
    Tasks will promote individual research. 


    Overview of Learning Resources

    RMIT university will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and computer laboratories. 
    You have access to extensive course materials on myRMIT Studies, including digitised readings, lecture notes and a detailed study program, external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources. You are to take full advantage of the laboratory sessions so that mastery of web design is achieved, and an extensive reading program is set.


    Overview of Assessment

    Assessment may consist of individual and groupwork.

    Feedback may be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation. 

    If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more. 

    Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT university assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document Assessment Policies and Procedures manual. An 1.2.4 Assessment Charter section of this document summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.


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