Electronic Commerce Systems

Type of CourseLecture
TermSummer term 2016

Friday, 14:00-17:30, single: 22.04.2016
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117
Monday, 14:00-17:30, single: 25.04.2016
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117
Thursday, 14:00-17:30, single: 21.04.2016
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117
Thursday, 14:00-17:30, single: 28.04.2016
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117
Tuesday, 14:00-17:30, single: 19.04.2016
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117
Tuesday, 14:00-17:30, single: 26.04.2016
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117
Wednesday, 13:30-17:00, single: 20.04.2016
Room: Oec - 0.167
Wednesday, 14:00-17:30, single: 27.04.2016
Room: Oec - 0.211

Friday, 11:00-13:00, Exam: 29.04.2016
Room: ZHG - ZHG007

Muntermann, Jan, Prof. Dr.
Nickerson, Robert C., Prof.
Eickhoff, Matthias, Dr.

Course Language: English


Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this course the student will be able to:

1. Explain the characteristics and functions of electronic commerce including mobile commerce.

2. Describe the process of developing electronic commerce sites and mobile commerce applications.

3. Implement an electronic commerce site using open source software.

4. Explain fundamental characteristics of electronic markets.

5. Describe common business models used in B2C and B2B electronic commerce.

6. Describe security and payment in electronic commerce including mobile commerce.

7. Describe the technology used in mobile commerce.

8. List common applications in mobile commerce.

9. Speculate on the future of electronic commerce.


Course Content at a Glance:

This course examines the concepts, technology, and applications of electronic commerce, or e-commerce. Students are to work in teams to plan an e-commerce site for a real or hypothetical business and implement the site using PrestaShop. Students are to present their plan and implementation in a written report and in an oral presentation using PowerPoint.



Final Exam (60 minutes) and Oral presentation of E-Commerce plan (approx. 15 minutes)

Students should have a basic understanding of information systems, the Internet, and the Web.


Prior Registration is Required: 

Begins on 20.01.2016 and ends on 20.02.2016.

In case of questions, please send an e-mail to Matthias Eickhoff (matthias.eickhoff@wiwi.uni-goettingen.de).