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inf608 - eBusiness (Complete module description)
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Module label eBusiness
Module code inf608
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics (Bachelor) > Aufbaucurriculum - Pflichtbereich
  • Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsbereich - Wahlbereich Informatik
  • Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Studienrichtung Wirtschaftsinformatik
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Computing Science (Master of Education) > Wahlpflichtmodule (Angewandte Informatik)
  • Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education) Computing Science (Master of Education) > Akzentsetzungsbereich
Responsible persons
Marx Gomez, Jorge (Module responsibility)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module
The module provides an introduction to the "Electronic Business“ (e-business). The graduates know the fundamental and current technologies, advanced concepts, applications and competitive strategies of the "Electronic-Commerce" (e-commerce).
The knowledge and abilities acquired in this module are directly applicable in study and business. They are deepening the basics from the module „Wirtschaftsinformatik II“. They provide a professional e-business consulting background and the skills to design software products for this area of business in practice.

Professional competence
The students:
  • Name and discuss the eBusiness key challenges
  • Discuss the chances of the added value and the changes of commercial models by the internet
  • Define the concepts of e-business and e-commerce.
  • Discuss the change of retail trade and the transactions between companiess in e-business
  • Name current payment systems and communication technologies
  • Discuss the possibilities of the internet in order to simplify the administration and the coordination of internal and external business processes
  • Characterise the challenges for the management caused by e-business and e-commerce
  • Differentiate the concepts and conceptualites of e-business
  • Assess applications with regard to economic points of view
  • Practically learn how to handle core technologies of e-business

Methodological competence
The students:
  • Assess the core technologies of e-business and e-commerce
  • Apply methods in case studies

Social competence
The students:
  • Develop case studies on basis of given problems in groups
  • Present their solutions

The students:
  • Learn about their own limitations while planning and developing e-commerce applications
Module contents
The module provides the following contents:
  • The definition of the core e-business concepts and the technical conditions for the implementation
  • Introduction of the variations of e-commerce, especially the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-2-Business (B2B) concepts and the current research in this field
  • Discussion on the economic aspects of e-business based on the theory of informational added value
  • Technological basics of the web and current development technologies for e-commerce web applications and security mechanisms with focus on online-shops and applications (hands-on exercise topics: HTTP, JSP and SQLInjection, PHP, XML, XML-Security, data modelling, Online-Shop development and Online-Shop administration)
Reader's advisory
  • Meier, Andreas; Stormer, Henrik: eBusiness & eCommerce – Management der digitalen Wertschöpfungskette. Springer, 2. Auflage, 2008
  • Wirtz, Bernd W.: Electronic Business. Spinger Gabler, 4. Auflage, 2013
  • Kollmann, Tobias: E-Business: Grundlagen Elektronischer Geschäftsprozesse in der Net Economy. Gabler, 4. Auflage, 2010
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method V+Ü
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 SuSe 28
2 SuSe 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period
Written or oral exam