• Offered by Research School of Management
  • 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 Mayada Hansnata
    • Prof John Campbell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    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. Explain the role of Accounting Information Systems (AIS) in modern organisations
  2. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of functional and process oriented organisational approaches and the relevance of the ERP
  3. Generate different forms of systems documentation including data-flow-diagrams, process maps and system flowcharts
  4. Discuss the value of Corporate and IT governance
  5. Propose internal controls for business processes
  6. Examine the key objectives, strategic implications and common technologies associated with the key accounting cycles
  7. Implement the accounting cycles in an ERP system with SAP
  8. Gauge alternative approaches to AIS systems development and the associated risks
  9. Evaluate the role of internal and external audit and the process of auditing AIS
  10. Consider ethical issues related to the organisational use of AIS

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

  • Assignment 20%
  • Mid-Semester Exam 15%
  • Final Exam 60%

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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 INFS1001 Business  Information Systems.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2018 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5400
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
2842 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 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
7596 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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