Digital Organisations: eCommerce and eGovernment

Master's programme(s):
Course code(s):

EBC14, -, -

Course type:

Compulsory, Elective, Elective


2, 2, 2

Learning outcomes:

On completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop competencies for the design and support of eCommerce and eGovernment systems
  • Broaden their knowledge in the area of eCommerce, covering topics of business models, relevant technologies and the ongoing transformation.
  • Broaden their knowledge in the area of eGovernment and specifically about challenges and opportunities linked to the design and use of eGovernment systems and applications.
  • Understand the concept and the process of digital transformation which takes place in modern organisations both in the private and public sector.
General competences:
  • Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology
  • Decision Making
  • Teamwork
  • Production of free, creative, and inductive thinking

The aim of the course is to broaden and expand students' knowledge for the digital transformation process almost all modern organizations have been engaged during the last decade.

It introduces students to concepts and techniques needed to design and operate modern eCommerce applications and eGovernment systems which are being introduced by governments to combat red tape, improve existing and design new services, and promote innovation.

  • Introduction to E-Commerce
  • E-Commerce types
  • E-Commerce History
  • Business Models in Electronic Commerce
  • Business Transformation and eCommerce
  • Basic Technologies in Electronic Commerce
  • Understanding eGovernment
  • eAdministration
  • Electronic Democracy/Electronic Participation
  • Co-design and co-creation
  • eServices: One and no-stop government, once-only principle
  • Interoperability and integrated public services
  • Presentation of group assignments
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