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SYS 310 E-Commerce (3 credits)

Course Description

This course examines the development of and future of Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce). It focuses on the underlying philosophies and business strategies, emphasizing building competitive advantage and customer loyalty through digital technologies.  Students will consider the emerging changes in business as well as the new opportunities of entrepreneurship brought on by e-commerce.  They will explore the dynamics of technical innovations as well as the organizational and societal consequences of moving commerce electronically.  

Learning Results

The objectives of the course are:
• To enable students to understand the underlying philosophies and cultures that impact E-Commerce.
• To enable students to understand the ethical and Biblical aspects of E-commerce.
• To enable students to understand how the Internet has changed and continues to change business.
• To enable students to understand current E-Commerce marketing strategies.
• To enable students to understand the security implications of E-Commerce transactions.
• To enable students to understand and implement an E-Commerce solution.


Learning Documentation

This course consists of 4 book reports, 5 topic summaries, and one final project.

Learning Evaluation

The book reports are worth 50 points each, the topic summaries are 20 points each, and the final project is worth 200 points, for a total of 500 points for the course.

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