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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim with the course is to introduce the student to the field of distribution channels. Concepts, the influence of e-business and different techniques are also presented. Students are able to work in teams and implement a webshop in the cloud.

Learning outcomes

- The student has a good command of the principles for order handling, distribution and payments in a online retail store - The student is able to work in teams and implement a webshop in a clould environment - The student can identify business critical processes - The student can define opportunities, problems and risks with e-business - The student can compare different business models for eCommerce within different lines of business - The student get insight into different business processes in a web‐shop from both a consumer and a retailer perspective and knowledge regarding issues in international trade.

Course contents

- Foundations of e-business - Opportunities, problems and risks - Business Models - Online sales, order handling, payments and distribution - Platforms for e-business - Webshop implementation in Arcada e-Business Lab

Recommended or required reading

Laudon & Traver. 2012. E-commerce. Business. Technology. Society. Pearson. Material available in itslearning, Arcada e- learning environment

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 5 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 13 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 15 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1 : Report on the process of implementing a webshop for a company Examination 2 : Implement a functional webshop i Arcadas e- business lab Examination 3 : Present the business idea and implemented webshop in a final seminar


Forsström Mikael


Forsström Mikael

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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