- Code INFS2005
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain the role of Accounting Information Systems (AIS) in modern organisations and highlight key transaction cycles in AIS
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of functional and process oriented organisational approaches and the relevance of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
- Generate different forms of systems documentation including data-flow-diagrams, process maps and system flowcharts
- Discuss the value of Corporate and IT governance
- Propose internal controls for business processes
- Examine the key objectives, strategic implications and common technologies associated with the key transaction cycles
- Implement the transaction cycles in an ERP system with SAP?
- Gauge alternative approaches to AIS systems development and the associated risks
- Evaluate the role of internal and external audit and the process of auditing AIS
- Consider ethical issues and the associated risks related to the organisational use of AIS
- SAP Exercise (5) [LO 6,7]
- Mid-Semester Examination (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Group Assignment (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Final Examination (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.
Students should have an understanding of information systems equivalent to that of students successfully completing INFS1001 Business Information Systems.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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