B2B Electronic Commerce

Subject ISYS90034 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours, comprising of one 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour workshop per week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


Students who are enrolled in the two year 200 point Master of Information Systems must have completed 50 points of study to enrol in this subject.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Sherah Kurnia

email: sherahk@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

The subject introduces students to the concepts and applications of Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce (B2B EC), which involves the use of digital technologies to streamline the sourcing, acquisition, delivery and remittance of materials and services between companies. Students will understand the implications of B2B EC technologies on supply chain processes and the organisational issues related to the adoption of B2B EC technologies.

This subject is an elective subject in the Master of Information Systems and Master of Science (Information Systems).

  • Be familiar with the technologies of B2B EC
  • Understand the main concepts underlying the transformation of B2B processes using EC technologies
  • Develop an appreciation of the implications of new technologies in the restructuring of supply and demand chains
  • Assignment 1: A group project of size 4 consisting of 1000 word assignment and 10 minute presentation, due mid semester (20%)
  • Assignment 2: An individual 2500 word research paper, due at the end of the semester (30%)
  • 2-hour end-of-semester written examination (50%)

To pass the subject, students must obtain at least: 50% overall; 25/50 in both assignments; 25/50 in the end-of-semester written examination.

ILO 1 is addressed in Assignment 2 and Examination assessment components, while ILO 2 and ILO 3 are addressed in all assessment components.

Prescribed Texts:

To be advised

Recommended Texts:

To be advised

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Develop analytical skills through examination of case scenarios
  • Improve research and academic writing skills
  • Enhance collaborative skills through group work and discussion
Links to further information: http://www.cis.unimelb.edu.au
Related Course(s): Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Philosophy - Engineering
Master of Science (Information Systems)
Ph.D.- Engineering

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