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. In this course we aim to provide an answer to these questions and to develop a fuller understanding of e-business opportunities.
Lesson 1: HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE INTERNET AND E-BUSINESS
An historical background to the technologies and business models that have arisen over the past several decades to arrive at the e-business infrastructure that we have today.
Lesson 2: DEFINING E-BUSINESS
A detailed definition of e-business, in terms of how transactions are conducted.
Lesson 3: E-BUSINESS VERSUS TRADITIONAL BUSINESS MODELS
How existing businesses are being threatened by electronic transactions and the e-business models that have grown up around them.
Lesson 4: DRIVERS FOR CHANGE
The drivers for organisations to consider embracing e-business, and taking a high-level view of where e-business concepts can be applied within business processes.
Lesson 5: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
A brief look at the future of e-business in terms of new business models, the role of new technologies and the changing global economic situation.
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: E-Business - Introduction Diploma
E-Business - Introduction Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award,Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
We understand that studying from home may be a new experience for you. You could even be excused for feeling a little dauntedsince you will not be studying in a traditional "classroom environment". To help our students overcome these concernswe have developed the Student Zone. The Student Zone encourages a high level ofinteraction with your tutor and other like-minded students.
All of our students receive access to the Student Zone,within this area you can:
- Access the student forum which allows you to share ideas and chat with other students.
- View your tutor's feedback on your marked assignments.
- View optional reading lists for your course (where available).
- Access free online games, for when you need a break from studying.
- View the study guide with plenty of useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your course.
- Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills, Job Interview Skills, The Effective Learner, Goal Setting and Time Management, Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper.
- Find details on our generous Referral Programme.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will alwayssucceed!
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.