Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 192320501
Electronic Commerce
Course info
Course module192320501
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. M. Daneva
Dr. rer. nat. D. Braun
Contactperson for the course
dr. M. Daneva
dr. M. Daneva
Academic year2023
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
This course has four primary learning objectives. After successfully completing the course, the students will be able to:
  1. critically reason about the possible choices in designing an e-business model, by applying a variety of theories. This means being able to (i) identify, document, and evaluate the differences between alternative value-sharing scenarios that implement models in at least three areas, e-business, e-commerce, and e-government, and (ii) judge the strengths and the risks of alternative value-sharing scenarios, from the perspective of each participating actor in a value web.
  2. apply their knowledge of Gordijn’s e-3-value-modeling method in a practical and analytical manner, in the context of conceptualizing, innovative e-commerce systems and e-businesses.
  3. explain the technical concepts of large language models and data and security management as well as their role and application as fundamental building block for the implementation of e-commerce systems.
  4. comprehend current and future trends in the national EC market as well as worldwide, from the perspective of selected theories.
To achieve the four learning objectives, this course’s design includes two modules:
  1. theoretical and technical foundation which helps to explain the mechanics behind real-life businesses (why e-business phenomena happen in the way they do).
  2. systematic approaches to designing business models, which is aimed at teaching today’s job-market-sought-after skills (e.g. analytical and problem-solving skills) by using increasingly more complex case studies of 21st century companies.
As the course suggests an interdisciplinary topic, it focuses on the convergence of the paradigms, technical concepts (large language models and data and security security management), modeling approaches, and methods involved in EC and, therefore, it should be of interest to both BIT, CS, and IE&M students.
The E-Commerce course includes an introduction and two selected topics. The introduction covers:
  • the concepts of revenue-sharing, design thinking, e-Business, value-modelling as well as a variety of applications of these concepts;
  • strategic and technical implementation issues related to e-Commerce;
  • current trends in the EC market in the Netherlands and worldwide.
The two selected topics are:
  • large language models;
  • ata and security management;
Assumed previous knowledge
Completed TCS, BIT or IEM bachelor.
Previous knowledge can be gained by
192652150 Service Oriented Architecture with Web Services
191612680 Computer Ethics
202000028 Smart Industry Systems
192340101 Implementation of IT in organizations
201900119 E-Strategizing
192376000 Business Case Development for IT-projects
Participating study
Master Business Information Technology
Participating study
Master Computer Science
Participating study
Master Industrial Engineering and Management
Required materials
Course material
Reader Electronic Commerce (available on Canvas)
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance
Presence dutyYes

Exam, Group Project

Two assignments in the form of a students competition.

Kies de Nederlandse taal