• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Information Systems
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Mayada Hansnata
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
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Accounting Information Systems (AIS) form an integral part of modern organisations as they support managers to plan and control business operations, improve decision-making, and support financial accounting and reporting. The role of the AIS is changing.  The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system builds on the AIS and offers the benefits of sharing information across all business functional areas leading to improved business processes.  Many internal controls are addressed by the ERP system.  Students will be introduced to this cross functional integration and improved internal control with ‘hands on’ SAP experience.  Skills will be developed in systems documentation techniques to enable an appreciation of key business processes and associated controls. ERP knowledge and skills are valued by employers, with graduates having higher employability.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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. Discuss the value of Corporate and IT governance
  4. Examine the key objectives, strategic implications and common technologies associated with the key accounting cycles
  5. Implement the accounting cycles in an ERP system with SAP
  6. Appraise new technologies such as XBRL
  7. Gauge alternative approaches to AIS systems development and the associated risks
  8. Evaluate the role of internal and external audit and the process of auditing AIS
  9. Integrate ethical issues related to the organisational use of AIS.
  10. Generate different forms of systems documentation including data-flow-diagrams, process maps and system flowcharts
  11. Propose internal controls for business processes

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. SAP Simulation 5% (5) [LO null]
  2. Assignment 20% (20) [LO null]
  3. Mid-semester Exam 15% (15) [LO null]
  4. Final Exam 60% (60) [LO null]

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completling 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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you previously completed INFS2005.

Assumed Knowledge


Specialisations

Fees

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

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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
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
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
3478 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7605 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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