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MIS 310: Infrastructure for e-Commerce
The American Business School in Paris
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Management of Information Systems 300 English 3 45 MIS 110, MIS 120, and Marketing 210 or equivalents


The aim of this course is to learn how to develop business web sites by using FrontPage, along with HTML, XML, CSS, SQL database management, and other e-business software.  The course is hands on, with students developing their own personal web site with multiple, hypothetical business applications, and a group site which simulates a successful e-business site.



Courses take place in the computer lab.  The instructor presents and clarifies content, design, and development of business sites.  Students complete exercises and build components of typical e-commerce sites.  Students use their own newly-created web site to post their completed homework.  Assignments include both individual and group work.


Will be covered in class:

-                      networks & the internet; protocols, architecture, topologies, transmission media, html

-                      setting up a website, publishing a site, FTP

-                      navigation structure, banner creation, CSS & style sheets, color schemes,

-                      picture & product displays, multimedia content, hotspots

-                      tables for layout & product presentation

-                      live data inclusion, updating, collaboration and SharePoint, FAQ questions

-                      form inputs for ordering and online surveys, informational site

-                      intranets and extranets, payment, real-time business systems, affiliation




Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Aderson & Johnson, Perspection Inc., 2008



70% of the final grade will be based on the completed exercises in the student’s personal web site; 30% will be based on his/her group web site.

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