DIFT2501 - E-commerce and the digital economy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

E-commerce and trends in the digital economy, including business models (C2C, B2C og B2B). E-commerce in terms of social media og mobile platforms, as well as local e-commerce where geographical position is used in marketing and advertising. E-commerce relates to online media, and social communities in terms of both commodities and services. The customer's role in e-commerce.

Learning outcome


The student can:

  • explain the terms e-commerce and e-business
  • explain the ongoing development in C2C, B2C, B2B, social, mobile and local e-commerce.
  • explain marketing and advertising in e-commerce, including the role of social relations
  • explain e-commerce within specific domains like media, social communities, commodities, services and B2B, with focus on small to medium businesses.
  • discuss business models and strategies for sustainable e-commerce


The student can:

  • participate in strategic planning in regards to business models for C2C, B2C og C2C e-commerce
  • evalute methods of marketing, sales and customer care for e-commerce

Generell knowledge

The student:

  • has a general overview of developement and opportunities in e-commerce
  • can contribute in developling business models and strategies that take advantage of e-commerce opportunities

Learning methods and activities

Seminars, lectures, group activities in project and excercise.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

Grading: Project report. Group project. Individual assessment of the project can be given.

In the event of voluntary repetition, fail (F) or valid absence, the entire project must be retaken in a semester with teaching.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Digital Business Development (ITBAITBEDR)

Course materials

Announced at the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Economics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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