Electronic Commerce (2018)

Electronic Commerce, or e-commerce as it is often called, is the use of computers and electronic networks to conduct business over the internet or another electronic network. Electronic Commerce is not restricted to large multinational companies. Perhaps the greatest advantage of electronic commerce for smaller companies is 'global reach' - the ability to immediately access world markets. Business-to-business electronic commerce provides significant cost reductions and the ability to strengthen relationships with external organisations.

Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Electronic Commerce subject for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in 2018. However, please note we offer a subject in Digital Business. Students enrolled in 2017 or previously should consult the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MSYS221Entrepreneurial Electronic Commerce18S (Online)
    This paper introduces the key concepts associated with the ever evolving field of electronic commerce. Lectures provide an overview of electronic commerce including key messages for entrepreneurial firms wishing to establish an online presence. The lab-based practicals provide exposure to a number of EC development approaches.
  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ACCT324Legal Issues in Business and E-Commerce18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper is intended to provide students with an appreciation of the legal issues arising from electronic commerce; the students should develop the ability to identify the problems which they may face in the area, thereby assisting them in arriving at a solution.
    ECON309New Economics of Business18A (Hamilton) & 18XA (Hamilton)
    This paper emphasises concepts and techniques in the economics of business strategy. Students will be exposed to real world experiences in undertaking business activities, with the aim of preparing them to analyse investment opportunities and evaluate business propositions. The paper will include a wide variety of learning activiti...
    MSYS351E-Business: IT Strategy in Action18A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the management issues surrounding the acquisition, governance and use of contemporary information systems by organisations.
    MSYS353Smart Technologies and Social Media18B (Hamilton)
    Social media and related smart technologies are creating incredible new business opportunities, while potentially crippling unprepared companies and industries, and leaving behind workers who are unwilling or unable to adapt. This paper uses lectures, lab-based activities, and investigations of real organisations to examine how to ...
    MSYS358E-Business Implementation18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the tools and techniques needed to manage the implementation of packaged ERP solutions. Hands-on experience with SAP is provided through practicals. Issues of managing implementation and organisational change processes are covered.
    MSYS365Business Analysis and ConsultancyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MSYS366Managing Projects18A (Hamilton)
    Excellent project management is critical for most organisations. This paper introduces project management, addressing social and technical aspects within a practical context. Students completing this paper will be able to conceive, structure, schedule, and manage most types of organisational projects.
    STMG324Entrepreneurship and Innovation18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper will provide students with an appropriate level of practical and theoretical tools required to develop and operate an entrepreneurial business.
  • 400 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ECON409New Economics of Business18A (Hamilton)
    This paper emphasises concepts and techniques in the economics of business strategy. Students will be exposed to theory and real world experiences in undertaking business activities, with the aim of preparing them to analyse investment opportunities and evaluate business propositions. The paper will include a wide variety of learni...
    MSYS451Advanced E-Business: IT Strategy in Action18A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the management issues surrounding the acquisition, governance and use of contemporary information systems by organisations.
    MSYS453Advanced Smart Technologies and Social Media18B (Hamilton)
    Social media and related smart technologies are creating incredible new business opportunities, while potentially crippling unprepared companies and industries, and leaving behind workers who are unwilling or unable to adapt. This paper uses lectures, lab-based activities, and investigations of real organisations to examine how to ...
    MSYS458Advanced E-Business Implementation18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the tools and techniques needed to manage the implementation of packaged ERP solutions. Hands-on experience with SAP is provided through practicals. Issues of managing implementation and organisational change processes are covered.
    MSYS465Advanced Business Analysis and ConsultancyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MSYS466Advanced Project Management18A (Hamilton)
    Excellent project management is critical for most organisations. This paper introduces project management, addressing social and technical aspects within a practical context. Students completing this paper will be able to conceive, structure, schedule, and manage most types of organisational projects.
    STMG424Entrepreneurship and Innovation18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper will blend the academic tools required to develop and operate an entrepreneurial business, with the practical approach to make such a business financially successful and personally rewarding.
  • 500 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ECON528Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance18A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with theoretical and practical skills in econometrics that should enable them to carry out a wide range of applied analyses involving macroeconomics and finance. The prime focus of this paper is on the application of time-series econometrics. The topics covered include econometric estimation and testing...
    FINA511Advanced Corporate Finance18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper deals with the current thinking and research in corporate finance. The material covers core areas such as the cost of capital, optimal capital structure, dividend policy, leasing, agency theory, IPOs, and managerial compensation.
    FINA512Investments and Portfolios18A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a more advanced treatment on portfolio analysis, capital market models, efficient market hypothesis, bond portfolios, and evaluation of portfolio performance. Students are required to complete an empirical study on investments of publishable quality using real world data.
    INMG501E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing18S (Online)
    Rapid expansion of global communications has changed the environment of international commerce resulting in the re-evaluation of the way firms conduct their transactions internationally.
    MCOM502Managing Virtual Team Communication18B (Online)
    Managing and participating in teams is a feature of organisational life and the everyday workplace. Increasingly, work teams are dependent on communication technologies for effective communication. This paper investigates theory and practice of team communication with specific reference to the capacities of communication technologi...
    MCOM585Public Relations: Context and ApplicationsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MKTG552Advanced Advertising Strategy18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
    This advanced level paper seeks to deepen students' knowledge of how advertising and promotions work or don't work, as the case may be. The paper investigates managerially relevant topics using current theoretical approaches to promotion. The paper's approach is to start with persuasion and consumer decision making theory and move ...
    MNGT501Research Methods in Management Studies18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to introduce students to the assumptions underlying the different methodologies and methods for performing research in the social sciences.The focus is on interpretive, positivist, critical, and mixed methods. The paper attempts to give students the conceptual and methodological resources needed to think and convers...
    MSYS519Professional Field Internship18C (Online)
    This paper, usually taken in the New Zealand summer period from November to February, facilitates practical experience building and skills development through an intensive industry internship for graduate level students. The paper is delivered online, and students will be on-site and at work in their host organisations from 8-13 we...
    MSYS552Applied Research Methods and Project18A (Online)
    This paper provides the opportunity for students at the graduate level to produce a research report which reflects their ability to investigate in-depth a business topic of their interest. The report is expected to have value to a practicing manager, rather than having an academic focus. The paper will be delivered solely on-line. ...
    MSYS558Contemporary Issues in Digital Business18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
    As new electronic technologies emerge, businesses are faced with many challenges about how best to address the opportunities and threats such technologies present. This seminar and discussion based paper addresses a range of topical issues associated with digital business and the crucial role they play in the modern-day, global bu...
    MSYS559E-Business Technologies18B (Online)
    The Internet and Web technologies are driving fundamental changes in the way that businesses interact today, and e-business is booming as organisations strive to improve efficiency, enter new markets, or gain competitive advantage through improved business processes, resource management, just-in-time provisioning and business relat...
    MSYS577E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains18B (Hamilton)
    Agility is at the cutting edge of supply chain management and is a leading strategy for competing in today's highly competitive global marketplace; and successful agile supply chains are critically dependent on E-business strategies and systems. This paper is based on foundational and current readings in supply chain strategies inc...
    MSYS591Management Systems Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MSYS592Management Systems Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MSYS593Management Systems Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    MSYS594Management Systems Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    STMG512Strategic Innovation18B (Hamilton)
    Innovation has a crucial role in the competitive positioning and performance of organisations, for example, in creating new products, identifying new markets, transforming industries, and revitalising mature organisations. In this paper the latest research on the nature of strategic innovation will be discussed and evaluated using ...
    STMG524Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice18A (Hamilton)
    Entrepreneurship and new venture creation provide a major impetus for economic growth and development. In this paper the key issues and questions relating to theoretical perspectives of entrepreneurship will be explored, and the latest research on entrepreneurship discussed and critically evaluated.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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