• Offered by Research School of Accounting & Business Info Syst
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Information Systems
  • Areas of interest Accounting, Business Information Systems
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Shuk Ho
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

Accounting Information Systems (AIS) form an integral part of modern organisations since they support managers to plan and control business operations, improve decision-making in organisations, and support financial accounting and reporting. This course examines the way AIS are structured and used in organisations and provides a close look into how these systems work and impact on enterprises. It is suitable for both students with accounting backgrounds and with IT backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the role of Accounting Information Systems (AIS) in modern organizations and how AIS have altered the role of accounting and the job of the accountant.
  2. Evaluate and describe approaches to changing business processes, process re-engineering, and the application of AIS to business processes.
  3. Read, interpret, and develop different forms of systems documentation such as data-flow-diagrams and flowcharts.
  4. Describe the accounting processes in ERP systems and understand how basic accounting processes are implemented in SAP.
  5. Use SAP and learn how ERP software applications impact on a firm’s accounting processes.
  6. Understand the importance of IT governance and appreciate control mechanisms related to AIS.
  7. Describe the key objectives and strategic implications of the accounting cycles and identify common technologies underpinning these activities.
  8. Describe alternative approaches to AIS systems development.
  9. Understand the process of auditing AIS.
  10. Consider ethical issues related to the organizational use of AIS.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Mid Semester Examination - 15%
  • Group Case Analysis – 20%
  • Final Examination - 65%

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed INFS1001 or BUSN1001

Preliminary Reading

None

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an understanding of information systems equivalent to that of students successfully completing INF1001 Foundations of Electronic Commerce and  Information Systems. Further, students who would like to take this subject and feel that they have sufficient academic or practical experience in accounting and information systems may want to discuss this possibility with the Course Coordinator.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3288
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3562 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7265 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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