Professional studies

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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-business and different techniques are also presented. Students are able to work in teams and implement a fully functional webshop.

Learning outcomes

- 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 can analyze and reflect over different electronic marketplaces and their functionality - The student has a good command of the principles for advertising, order handling and payments on the Internet - The student is able to work in teams and implement a fully functional webshop

Course contents

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Additional information


Recommended or required reading

Laudon & Traver. 2010. E-commerce. Business. Technology. Society. Pearson. 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

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

Until date 2014-01-31

The timetable of the course

see ARBS

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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