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Duration: 3 hours per week - 13 weeks [ECTS: 6]

Course outline

This course focuses on electronic commerce. Students are acuainted with the principles of e-business and e-commerce. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to use the Internet and its applications in Economics for the purposes of e-commerce. Particular emphasis is placed on the technological infrastructure of e-commerce, the security of communications and transactions via the Internet and e-commerce in practice.


  1. What is e-commerce?
  2. The difference between e-commerce and e-business
  3. Forms of e-commerce
  4. Technological infrastructure for e-commerce
    1. Interconnection networks (LAN, WiFi, DSL, Fiber Optic)
    2. Internet
    3. Internet of Things
    4. Worldwide web
    5. Email
    6. Search engines
    7. Web 2.0
    8. Blogs
    9. Wiki
    10. Social Networks
  5. Presence in e-commerce
  6. The security environment of e-commerce
  7. Security threats in the e-commerce environment
  8. Cryptography
  9. Digital Key Certificates and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  10. Securing communication channels
  11. Network protection
  12. Firewalls
  13. E-commerce payment systems
  14. Online credit card transactions
  15. E-commerce infrastructure for credit cards
  16. Digital wallet, digital cash and virtual currencies

Learning outcomes

At the cognitive level students will learn:

  • The basic infrastructure on which e-commerce is developed
  • The operation of Internet applications to support e-commerce
  • The security risks of using e-commerce on the Internet
  • Ways to develop an online presence on the Internet

At the skill level students will be able to:

  • Recognize the security risks of the Internet and e-commerce
  • Understand the principles of encryption
  • Understand the role of digital signatures
  • Understand the role of certificates and certification authorities


  • Use Internet applications to support e-commerce
  • Develop basic e-commerce infrastructure


Students are evaluated:

  1. By working out assignments during the semester, and
  2. By taking a final exam on True/False, Choice, Multiple Choice and Short Development questions


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