Facts about the course

Study points:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leaders:
  • Deodat Edward Mwesiumo
  • Edoardo Marcucci
  • Ingrid Oline Uthaug
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

LOG206 e-Business (Spring 2019)

About the course

The course covers the transition from traditional to electron business. The following concepts are discussed:

  • Incentives and problems in e-business
  • Transition strategies for e-business
  • Legal rights and problems and technical standards for cooperation
  • Trade and trade channels: buyer, seller, distributors, competitors, network economics, lock-in
  • New business structures: within companies, between companies, virtual business, models for trade between companies (B2B) and between companies and customers (B2C)
  • Customer relations management (CRM)
  • Supply chain management (SCM)
  • Electronic document exchange
  • Electronic payment, security
  • Network infrastructure and internet technologies for e-business
  • Pricing policies pricing of services
  • Planning e-business to generate value increases

A required project must be handed in. The groups can consist of 1-2 students. The groups will be give a list of topics to choice from ¿ only one topic per group. At least one person from each group will present the project. Projects may be reviewed by peer-review.

The course is connected to the following study programs

  • Bachelor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration
  • Individual Study Courses/Part- time studies
  • 1- Year Program in Information Processing
  • Bachelor in Petroleum Logistics and Economics
  • Bachelor in Sustainable Logistics and Circular Economics
  • Bachelor in IT and Digitalization
  • Exchange programme - Bachelor's level

Recommended requirements


The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

The course will give an overview of the incentives and opportunities resulting from the development of e-business. Furthermore, there will be a discussion of relevant economic concepts, the character of organizations, participation in this new market place and use of information technology, which has caused a transition from traditional to electronic for the purpose of creating larger and faster increases in the value chain.

The successful candidate shall with fulfillment of this course:

  • have knowledge in the subject area
  • can evaluate the appropriateness and application of various methods in the use of ICT in an e-Business project
  • can make their own or evaluate a strategic plan for the use of ICT in business

Forms of teaching and learning

4 hours (2 + 2)  of lecture per week. 

Coursework requirements - conditions for taking the exam

  • Mandatory coursework: Assignment(s)
  • Courseworks given:
  • Courseworks required:
  • Presence: Not required
  • Comment: Compulsory exercises within given deadlines.


  • Form of assessment: Written school assessment
  • Proportion: 100%
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: Only general dictionary in mother tongue/Norwegian/English in paper version


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