Electronic Commerce

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electronic Commerce

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Business, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CS 1070 Introduction to Information Systems 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Electronic commerce framework, types and business models. E-marketplaces. Social networks and mobile technologies. Web storefront and content management implementation.

    RATIONALE: 
    Electronic commerce is currently implemented by the majority of businesses and is used as interface to commercial transactions over the Internet. The reason being that dramatic improvement in business performance has been observed when information technologies are combined with organizational restructuring. The course exposes students to the evolving e-commerce technologies and explores the related business implications.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course the student, should be able to:
    1. Recognize electronic commerce frameworks and the major types of transactions and models in both fixed and mobile environments.
    2. Evaluate online technologies and non-cash and e-payment systems
    3. Apply the fundamental requirements for initiating online presence to develop an e-commerce solution.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the College, the following tools/activities are used:
    • Lectures, class discussions, and review of real-world cases based on specific theoretical concepts. Laboratory sessions, involving training in developing e-commerce solutions.
    • Office hours held by the instructor to provide further assistance to students.
    • Use of the Blackboard site to further support communication, by posting lecture notes, assignment instruction, timely announcements, and online submission of assignments, but also as a live example of an e-learning application.