The Building Online Business Systems unit introduces broad fundamental concepts of business information systems, online systems and e-commerce, information management in organisations. The unit will address designing and developing online business systems along with other topics including information strategies, E-business, Web 2.0, Enterprise systems, information security and risk management. Current online business system trends and likely future developments and applications of information systems will also be discussed.

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NIT1204 - Web Application and Server Management or

NIT2112 - Object Oriented Programming or

NIT2213 - Software Engineering

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate knowledge of business concepts and information systems;  
  2. Devise online business systems using the current technologies and frameworks; and  
  3. Articulate knowledge of business site categorisation and their characteristics.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test 1 20%
Laboratory Work Assessable laboratory 40%
Test Test 2 40%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Online business system design analysis (1000 words equivalent) 25%
Project Online business system prototype development (1000 words equivalent) 25%
Examination Final Written Examination (3 hours) 50%

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