Assignment Information

For the sections taught by Tim Richardson

During the January ~ April 2001 term
What you have to do for this course on Conducting E-Business Successfully


Project 1  15% due February 2nd week

This project will be completed by producing a web page - specifically a page linking to your existing web site.
On this page you will provide:
One example each of

  1. Buyout / Acquisition

  3. Merger

  5. Strategic Alliance

For each example you will provide the reasons

You will be marked on your ability to find good examples, 4%
and explain your reasons clearly and succintly. The emphasis is not on "volume of information" you collect, but rather on your judgement in selecting the most relevant information to summarize and present.
Grammar, spelling and presentation count for 2%
Class Participation / Contribution 15%
As explained in IEC 702, it is understood that for post-diploma students there is obviously a stronger motivation to participate enthusiastically in their studies since the more they get involved, the more they learn - and the more they can apply this learning in career advancement. To recognize that most students in post-diploma programmes have strong motivation to contribute, marks will be given in this course for class participation and contributions.

Participation is defined as regularly attending class (not just for filling a seat) and asking and answering useful questions which further contribute to the subjects discussed in each session. To this end, it is strongly recommended, that participants do indeed read the assigned chapters and WWW pages BEFORE class, so that questions may be asked and good discussions takes place.

In IEC 802, there will be more emphasis (than in IEC 702) on discussions in class of the main points of each lecture. Program Participants should make an effort to contribute useful information on regular occasions

Contributions can also be made by identifying resources on the WWW that would be useful to the class. These contributions can be made in the form or emailing information to the professor, or bringing to class various articles and documents.

Class participation / contribution will be calculated on a per incident basis so students should plan on trying to have something useful to say, or contribute at least once every second or third class.