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IV2010 Mobile Business 7.5 credits

The aim of the course is to give the students knowledge and understanding of the fundations and key characteristic features of mobile business and their implementation.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus IV2010 (Spring 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course deals with the structural migation that is taking place when Mobile Internet gives a possibility to connect an indefinite number of equipement with Information webs. The mobility has to do with full portability, real-time access to all information resourses and tools that earlier only could be reached by personal computers.
The combination of Internet, wireless technology and e-business creates new business opportunities. There are two fundamental drivers for the developement of Mobile Business. The first one is the possibility to control the way people want to communicate by giving them different equipement, solutions and tools to chose among. The second driver is that people is given an opportunity control an influence the time and the frequence for information gathering.
This is not a technical course about 3G broadband, mobile protocols and new programming languages but a course on businessuse and business benefits of mobile business.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give the students knowledge and understanding of the fundations and key characteristic features of mobile business and its implementation.On successful completion of this course students should have reached the following learning outcomes:- be able to describe and explain the structural migation from e-business to m-business- be able to explain and discuss the development of mobility as a new variable for business- be able to explain and discuss the major trends and drivers towards a mobile economy- be able to present different frameworks that is useful for understanding the mobile development- be able to give surgestions on strategical and practical cases of m-businesses

Course disposition

Lectures, practical assignment, seminar

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For "single course" students:

  • Academic studies corresponding to 180 ECTS (hp) in Information Rechnology/Computer Science/Computer and Systems Sciences and
  • documented proficiency in English A or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites






Kornak, Teutloff, Welin-Berger: Enterprise Guide to Gaining Business Value from Mobile TechnologiesUpplaga : 1 ISBN 0-471-23762-0

Chosen articles

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The course contains of a theoretical part based on the courselitterature and chosen articals, and a practical part consisting of a group assignment based on dfferent kinds of Mobile Business. The assignment should be documented in a report that is being presented and discussed at a seminar.

Other requirements for final grade

The overall course grade is based on the results of the written exam and the project assignment that the student has to pass.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IV2010

Offered by

ICT/Systems Science (SU)

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course is given in English