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IS-106-1 Hands-on e-business for entrepreneurs
Two years/120 credits of studies in economics and/or information systems.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- demonstrate insight into fundamental concepts of e-business and its role in strategy and business
- comprehend basic e-business applications
- plan for and implement a simple e-business system in an organization
- evaluate and adapt the interaction between business plan and e-business solution
The course consists of the following parts:
Basic concepts of e-business:
- The role of e-business, types of e-business
- E-business strategies
- What should be included in an "e-business plan"?
- Define an e-business strategy in relation to a real life business. E.g. in relation to a start-up enterprise and its business plan, or in relation to some other existing business
- Mentoring in groups; each group should have one entrepreneur student and possibly 1-2 IS/IT students
- Each group presents their idea and strategy to the class, each group gets an opponent group representing as "investors" evaluating the idea
- Make a prototype e-business implementation (and a plan for what would be needed for going towards real life implementation) which you can show to a group of investors who decide whether the idea is worth funding
- Mentoring in groups, same groups as in project I
- Each group presents /"sells" their idea and strategy to the class. If possible, in addition to the student "investor" groups, there would be a representative from professional life to evaluate the "e-business plans"
- lab exercises (to understand technology)
- guest lectures
- project presentations.
Portfolio assessment consisting of presentation and an e-business strategy report from project 1 which comprises 30 %, and an e-business businessplan and demonstration prototype from project 2 which comprises 70 % of the final grade. Presentation of the projects are obligatory.
Undergraduate, i.e., Bachelor level
Elective course, normally in second or third year of Bachelor programme
Carl Erik Moe
The syllabus will be published on the home page of the course when finalised. See link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences