Essential of E-Business Syllabus - BBA (PU)

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Course Description

Course Objectives

This course is designed with the objective of defining the nature and scope of e-business technologies along with a brief history of their development and implementation. The course familiarizes students with the way e-business technologies can be applied within business firms. This subject considers the organizational dimension of e-business implementation in order to reflect the likely nature of future challenges and opportunities.

Course Description

First, this course introduces students to the fundamental concepts, philosophies and trends that provide the context of E-business and E-Commerce. Students will then be better able to understand and apply, with confidence, the technical and theoretical knowledge that will be learned in later sections. Additionally, students are required to prepare a report on E-Business Plan and present it for class-room discussion.

Course Outcomes

After going through this course, students should be able to:

  • Define the nature and explore the scope and economic and social impact of e-business technologies;
  • Critically assess the potential for efficiency gains and growth in consumer power from e-business technologies;
  • Understand the role of technology in e-business and trace its evolution;
  • Assess the likely consequences of e-business technologies for change at the societal level;
  • Understand the concept and role of digital marketing and e-payment systems;
  • Gain awareness of the nature and scale of challenges in the business environment that will affect the future development of e-business.

Unit Contents

Course Contents

Unit I: Introduction : 6 hours

Concept of e-business; Nature, scope, and impact of e-business technologies; Difference between e-business and e-commerce; History and development of e-business; Advantages of e-business; Business model for e-products and e-services; Contribution of e-business technologies to economic growth, market, competitiveness, and productivity.

Unit II: Technologies in e-business : 8 hours

Introduction; e-business technologies - hardware, e-business software applications, internet and World Wide Web; Database management system; e-business security; Online payment technology; IT/IS evaluation and e-business; Social consequences of e-business technologies. 

Unit III: Digital Marketing : 7 hours

Concept; Effects of e-business technologies on marketing strategy, customer retention and e-CRM; Measuring the extent of digital marketing activity; Market analysis; Digital marketing tools; Viral marketing.

Unit IV: E-Business and Operations Management : 6 hours

Difference between purchase and procurement; Market solutions - sell-side, buy-side, and market place; Integration of product catalogue; Procurement service providing.

Unit V: E-Contracting : 4 hours

Concept of generic services - information, negotiation, archiving, enforcement, reconciliation; Structure of a contract; Digital signature; Legal affairs.

Unit VI: Online Distribution : 5 hours

Components of a distribution system; Characterization of online distribution; hybrid distribution networks; Model for electronic software distribution.

Unit VII: E-Payment System : 6 hours

Characteristics of payment system; Classification of payment systems - E-cash, E-check, overview of smart card; Applications of IPSec.

Unit VIII: E-Business Plan Development : 3 hours

Students must develop an E-Business Plan; The business plan must incorporate IT-features that would address complete requirements to run a specified business.

Text and Reference Books

Basic Texts

  1. Jonathan R. J. E-Business A management perspective, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  2. Chan, H., Lee, R. Dillon, T., and Chang, E. E-Commerce: Fundamentals and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, New Delhi.


  1. Kulkarni, P., Jahirabadkar, S. and Chande, P. E-Business. Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  2. O’Brien, J. A., Marakas, G. M., and Behl, R. Management Information Systems. Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi.
  3. Rajaraman, V. Introduction to Information Technology. Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi.
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  • Short Name EB
  • Course code CMP 261
  • Semester Eighth Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary