Designing an Object-Orientated Programming Unit for Business Students

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Faculty of Business and Public Management


School of Business




Borbely, S.I. (2002). Designing an Object-Orientated Programming Unit for Buisness Students. In: Lethbridge, N. (Ed.). E-conomy- from here to where? 3rd international We-B conference. Churchlands, Australia: Edith Cowan University School of Management Information Systems We-B Centre.


Object-oriented systems development is widely used when designing and creating applications fore-commerce systems. Therefore, business students studying an information systems major are required to complete units that provide a grounding in the fundamental object-oriented principles and development methods. This paper discusses the issues that must be considered when designing and delivering an object-oriented programming unit to business students. The author also suggests recommendations that address the issues raised, using a unit currently be delivered as a case example. In general terms, the recommendations focus on the need to provide resources that allow the students to concentrate on the fundamental object-oriented concepts while programming (avoiding complex syntax and features of the programming language that are not relevant) and requiring students to problem solve in the business domain.