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Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The course objective is to introduce e-business
from a Business perspective rather than from a
technological perspective. Concepts, the influence
of e-commerce and different techniques are also

Learning outcomes

- The student can identify business critical
- The student can define opportunities, problems
och risks with eCommerce
- The student can compare different business
models for eCommerce within different lines of
- The student can analyze and reflect over
different electronic marketplaces and their
- The student has a good command of the principles
for advertising, order handling and payments on
the Internet
Students are able to work in
teams and implement a fully functional webshop.

Course contents

- Foundations of Electronic Commerce
- Opportunities, problems and risks
- Business Models
- Internet sales; Advertising, order handling,
- Platforms for e-business
- Webshop implementation in Arbit e-Business Lab

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to Marketing

Previous course names

Elektronisk handel

Additional information


Recommended or required reading

Material available in itslearning, Arcada e-
learning environment

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 5 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 5 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 43 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 30 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
Examination 1 : Report on the process of implementing a
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

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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