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School of Business & Economics

Course Code:
Fall 2013
15 Sessions
Credit Hours:
Resource Person:
Syed Hussnain Abbas Shah
Course Counseling Hours:
Monday 1pm to 3pm
Tuesday 10am to 11am

Course Overview
This course emphasizes practical applications of e-business concepts in developing a business ready for electronic business. It includes all of concepts of developing an web site, store front, creating search engine, registering domain and hosting, connecting a payment gateway to get online payments. It also includes different other issues of marketing of e-business, proving online support to customers, etc,. Learning Objectives

The objectives of the course are to provide students with an appreciation of the major technical and practical issues of construct e-business. By the end of the semester, the student will be able to: Understanding the general concepts of e-business and its different terminologies. Developing business plan to initiate business for online transactions. Understanding of technical issues related to web site, domain registration, hosting, payment gateway, development, etc,. Understanding different online marketing tools to promote our e-business. How to get different other business operations such as employee relationship, customer support, supply chain, etc, online to enjoy the real taste of e-business.

Learning Methodology
The teaching of the course will be via a series of lectures. This will be complemented by the use of class notes and an extensive range of web resources plus handouts. Participants will be required to work in study groups for the final project that will be assigned to them at very beginning of semester. Participants are required to prepare and share a range of study material derived from the assessment process. The aim of the study groups is to enhance the learning environment of the class. Participants have to submit different documents during their work on project. Participants should expect 4-6 quizzes during the semester. Quizzes will be unannounced. There shall be no makeup quizzes for missed sessions and/or low scoring quizzes. Submission deadlines for assignments, cases and the project will not be extended. Participants shall not waste their time and energies to plead for one.

Classroom Behavior:

During class all cell phones must be turned off or set to “vibrate.” If you are on-call for emergencies, please let me know at the beginning of the class.

Participant Responsibilities:

The Participant is responsible for all information presented in class (unless told otherwise) and all information in the reading assignments, whether or not covered by the instructor. In case of absence it is the participant’s responsibility to get class notes, handouts, and/or directions from a classmate.

Honesty Policy:

A student found in cheating (plagiarism) on any exam/ assignment/ project, his/her case will be referred to Unfair Means Committee (UFM) that may result in no credit (i.e. no grade) for that exam/ assignment/ project. A deduction from the sessional marks and financial penalties are other possibilities as decided by the committee.

Regularity and Punctuality:

Regularity and punctuality will be very strictly observed. You have an allowance of only six absences (Out of 30 sessions). This includes the leaves that are approved from your Batch Advisor. In case you are absent in six classes, you will get an ‘F’ in the course. Regarding punctuality, you will be marked present only if you arrive in the class within five minutes of the scheduled time. Any absents during the presentation sessions will result in deduction of 1 point each from the class participation marks. This means that the class participation marks can go into the negative as well. If your group is making a presentation and you are not there, you get a zero. If you miss a Quiz you get zero in...
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