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e-Business Management

e-business is everywhere. Most newspapers and magazines carry articles about the hottest new idea for conducting commerce over the Internet. But what is the truth behind the e-business world? How does it operate? How and why does a business go on-line?

As e-commerce increasingly creeps into all facets of everyday life we need to understand how e-business evolved, the technologies and business models that drive it, the threat it poses to traditional business models, and how it is likely to grow in the future.

This course aims to provide insight how e-business operates. It examines how e-business evolved, the technologies and business models that drive it, the threat it poses to traditional business models, and how to develop a fuller understanding of e-business opportunities.

Unit 1: Introduction to e-Business

Section 1: Historical development of the Internet and e-business

1.1 The rise of the Internet

1.2 The Internet moves from academia to mainstream

1.3 The growth in accessible technologies

1.4 The first "dot-coms"Section 2: Defining e-business

2.1 e-commerce versus e-business

2.2 Types of e-business transactions

2.3 The components of m-commerce

Section 3: e-business versus traditional business models

3.1 Introducing e-business models

3.2 The threat of new entrants

3.3 Low barriers to entry

3.4 The threat of disintermediation

3.5 The threat of customer power

Section 4: Drivers for change

4.1 Why embrace e-business?

4.2 Where can e-business be applied in an organisation?

4.3 Identifying the cost benefit

Section 5: Looking to the future

5.1 After the dot.com bubble

5.2 Trends in e-business models

5.3 Clicks and mortar as a future strategy

Unit 2: e-Business - Applications, Models and Technologies

Section 1: e-Business applications

1.1 e-Business applications in context

1.2 On-line ordering

1.3 e-Procurement

1.4 What is e-CRM?

1.5 B2B marketplaces

1.6 On-line training and learning

1.7 Customisation of web content

1.8 Secure customer access to websites

Section 2: Introduction to e-markets

2.1 From marketplaces to marketspaces

2.2 Portals and B2B marketplaces

Section 3: Main Technologies

3.1 HTML

3.2 Database technologies

3.3 EDI and XML

3.4 Content creation tools

3.5 Catalogue tools

3.6 Multimedia tools

Section 4: Inter- and intra-organisational information systems

4.1 E-mail

4.2 Intranets and extranets

Unit 3: e-Business and the Consumer

Section 1: Consumer-based models in e-business

1.1 E-shops and e-malls

1.2 E-auctions

1.3 Information brokerage

1.4 Aggregated buyingSection 2: On-line consumer demographics

2.1 The typical Internet customer

2.2 Internet demographics

2.3 Demographic variations

2.4 Growth markets of the future

Section 3: Market research on-line

3.1 Sourcing market research information on-line

3.2 Data mining

Section 4: Internet promotional strategies

4.1 Using search engines for marketing

4.2 Approaches to web advertising

4.3 Case studies of success and failure of web advertising

4.4 Off-line advertising

4.5 Permission and relationship marketing

4.6 Legal implications of marketing on-line

Unit 4: Impact of E-Business on Business Processes

Section 1: Effect of e-business on business processes

1.1 Modelling business processes

1.2 Identifying the potential impact on all processes

1.3 Specific process examples

Section 2: Logistics and JIT delivery issues

2.1 E-business issues of logistics, fulfilment and JIT delivery

2.2 Case studies of e-business in fulfilment

2.3 Case study of e-business in JIT delivery

Section 3: E-business and procurement

3.1 How does e-business affect the procurement process?

3.2 Case studies of e-procurement

3.3 Investigating e-procurement solution providers

Unit 5: E-business in the Service Sector

Section 1: Internet service delivery

1.1 Service industries

1.2 Atoms versus bits: Tangibles versus intangibles

1.3 Applicability of service delivery to the Internet

1.4 Factors restricting service delivery on-line

1.5 The future of the service sector on-line

Section 2: e-Business in the service sector

2.1 Travel agents

2.2 Financial services

2.3 Legal services

2.4 Publishing

2.5 Lessons learned from case studies

Section 3: Regulating the service sector on-line

3.1 Legislation governing service provision on-line

Unit 6: Legal, Fiscal and Ethical Issues of e-Business

Section 1: Legal considerations

1.1 Identifying the legal implications of e-business

1.2 Taxation and the Internet

Section 2: Financial considerations

2.1 Managing e-business risk

2.2 Return on investment

2.3 Sources of funding

Section 3: Ethical issues

3.1 Internal e-business ethics

3.2 Using personal data

3.3 Regional issues on a global stage

3.4 Intellectual property

Section 4: Privacy, security and trust

4.1 Privacy

4.2 Security

4.3 Trust

4.4 Dealing with internal and external security - firewalls

4.5 Security of transactions- public key infrastructure

4.6 Digital signatures

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 4 e-Business Management Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

e-Business Management

e-business is everywhere. Most newspapers and magazines carry articles about the hottest new idea for conducting commerce over the Internet. But what is the truth behind the e-business world? How does it operate? How and why does a business go on-line?

As e-commerce increasingly creeps into all facets of everyday life we need to understand how e-business evolved, the technologies and business models that drive it, the threat it poses to traditional business models, and how it is likely to grow in the future.

This course aims to provide insight how e-business operates. It examines how e-business evolved, the technologies and business models that drive it, the threat it poses to traditional business models, and how to develop a fuller understanding of e-business opportunities.

Modules

Unit 1: Introduction to e-Business

Section 1: Historical development of the Internet and e-business

1.1 The rise of the Internet

1.2 The Internet moves from academia to mainstream

1.3 The growth in accessible technologies

1.4 The first "dot-coms"Section 2: Defining e-business

2.1 e-commerce versus e-business

2.2 Types of e-business transactions

2.3 The components of m-commerce

Section 3: e-business versus traditional business models

3.1 Introducing e-business models

3.2 The threat of new entrants

3.3 Low barriers to entry

3.4 The threat of disintermediation

3.5 The threat of customer power

Section 4: Drivers for change

4.1 Why embrace e-business?

4.2 Where can e-business be applied in an organisation?

4.3 Identifying the cost benefit

Section 5: Looking to the future

5.1 After the dot.com bubble

5.2 Trends in e-business models

5.3 Clicks and mortar as a future strategy

Unit 2: e-Business - Applications, Models and Technologies

Section 1: e-Business applications

1.1 e-Business applications in context

1.2 On-line ordering

1.3 e-Procurement

1.4 What is e-CRM?

1.5 B2B marketplaces

1.6 On-line training and learning

1.7 Customisation of web content

1.8 Secure customer access to websites

Section 2: Introduction to e-markets

2.1 From marketplaces to marketspaces

2.2 Portals and B2B marketplaces

Section 3: Main Technologies

3.1 HTML

3.2 Database technologies

3.3 EDI and XML

3.4 Content creation tools

3.5 Catalogue tools

3.6 Multimedia tools

Section 4: Inter- and intra-organisational information systems

4.1 E-mail

4.2 Intranets and extranets

Unit 3: e-Business and the Consumer

Section 1: Consumer-based models in e-business

1.1 E-shops and e-malls

1.2 E-auctions

1.3 Information brokerage

1.4 Aggregated buyingSection 2: On-line consumer demographics

2.1 The typical Internet customer

2.2 Internet demographics

2.3 Demographic variations

2.4 Growth markets of the future

Section 3: Market research on-line

3.1 Sourcing market research information on-line

3.2 Data mining

Section 4: Internet promotional strategies

4.1 Using search engines for marketing

4.2 Approaches to web advertising

4.3 Case studies of success and failure of web advertising

4.4 Off-line advertising

4.5 Permission and relationship marketing

4.6 Legal implications of marketing on-line

Unit 4: Impact of E-Business on Business Processes

Section 1: Effect of e-business on business processes

1.1 Modelling business processes

1.2 Identifying the potential impact on all processes

1.3 Specific process examples

Section 2: Logistics and JIT delivery issues

2.1 E-business issues of logistics, fulfilment and JIT delivery

2.2 Case studies of e-business in fulfilment

2.3 Case study of e-business in JIT delivery

Section 3: E-business and procurement

3.1 How does e-business affect the procurement process?

3.2 Case studies of e-procurement

3.3 Investigating e-procurement solution providers

Unit 5: E-business in the Service Sector

Section 1: Internet service delivery

1.1 Service industries

1.2 Atoms versus bits: Tangibles versus intangibles

1.3 Applicability of service delivery to the Internet

1.4 Factors restricting service delivery on-line

1.5 The future of the service sector on-line

Section 2: e-Business in the service sector

2.1 Travel agents

2.2 Financial services

2.3 Legal services

2.4 Publishing

2.5 Lessons learned from case studies

Section 3: Regulating the service sector on-line

3.1 Legislation governing service provision on-line

Unit 6: Legal, Fiscal and Ethical Issues of e-Business

Section 1: Legal considerations

1.1 Identifying the legal implications of e-business

1.2 Taxation and the Internet

Section 2: Financial considerations

2.1 Managing e-business risk

2.2 Return on investment

2.3 Sources of funding

Section 3: Ethical issues

3.1 Internal e-business ethics

3.2 Using personal data

3.3 Regional issues on a global stage

3.4 Intellectual property

Section 4: Privacy, security and trust

4.1 Privacy

4.2 Security

4.3 Trust

4.4 Dealing with internal and external security - firewalls

4.5 Security of transactions- public key infrastructure

4.6 Digital signatures

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 4 e-Business Management Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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