Course Details

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Fall 2015
Dillard College of Business Administration
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MW 2:00pm-3:20pm

Jiaxi Jesse Luo (view Profile)

Course Objectives

This course is designed to introduce you to concepts and issues related to online business activities and to integrate the related concepts from management, strategy, marketing, design, technologies, and sociology. Also, concepts and models of electronic business and electronic commerce, technology infrastructure, business concepts and social issues will be discussed and investigated.

Class preparation, participation, and discussions are required. Students will work on a team project involving the development, design, and implementation of an electronic business, where students will utilize the knowledge and skills they have obtained from this course and other courses.

Course Expectations

I. General Learning Goals:

1.     Teambuilding and collaboration to achieve group objectives. Students will work in teams throughout this course. Team assignments will be required to be turned in for grades. There will also be at least one graded team presentation. Peer evaluations, as well as assignment requirements, will be designed to

2.     Insure that all team members actively participate in both the presentation and written team assignments contributing to overall team grades.

3.     Problem solving and decision-making abilities through critical analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of business information. Students will demonstrate problem solving and decision-making ability through the application of textbook principles in their creation of the various design aspects of the business requirements portion of their Website project.

4.     Competency in speaking and writing for common business scenarios. In addition, it is required that all team members speak during their team presentations and participate in the writing of the team assignments. An assessment form will be used during presentations to address the professionalism of individual and group efforts. This form will be provided to students and discussed well in advance of their scheduled presentations. Written assignments will be expected to contain no grammatical and punctuation errors.

5.     Technology Utilization. Extensive use is made of business application technology throughout the course. The Website project will require some interaction with basic HTML computer code and prepackaged eCommerce templates. Supplemental instructional materials are provided for these applications and covered in class as needed. Students will also demonstrate their ability to use common business computer applications by utilizing Microsoft Word for written assignments and Microsoft PowerPoint for their team presentations. A portion of the grades for the presentations is based on the quality of the slides.

These general learning goals are among those established by the Dillard College of Business Administration. General learning goals represent the skills that graduates will carry with them into their careers. While assessing student performance in obtaining these general learning goals, the Dillard College is assessing its programs. The assessments will assist us as we improve our curriculum and curriculum delivery.

II. Course Specific Learning Goals:

1.   To introduce students to eCommerce concepts and models.

2.   To provide an understanding of how an eCommerce should be designed and implemented.

3.   To provide an understanding of technologies involved in developing an eCommerce.

4.   To familiarize students with social issues related to eCommerce.

5.   To discuss issues related to security, privacy, and ethical issues in conducting eCommerce.

6.   To promote analytical thinking, decision making, and teamwork.

Final Exam

12/09/2015 5:45-7:45pm

Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

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