Introduction to Electronic Commerce

Course Description

The course objective is to provide students with an introduction to electronic commerce from an interdisciplinary perspective of business management and computer science. This course is designed to familiarize students with current and emerging electronic commerce technologies. It begins with the discussion of computing and networking technologies, and why this is important to build e-commerce infrastructure. Above this infrastructure, different e-commerce models and strategies are reviewed and their related technical solutions are discussed. Particularly, topics of this course include networks, electronic marketplace, security and privacy issues, various internet business models and strategies, legal and social issues, and the use of web development and database tools.


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