ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
2010/2011, Semester 2
School of Business (Accounting)
Modular Credits: 4
This course aims to help students understand the role of information systems in accounting and other areas of business. In particular, it examines the innovative applications of information systems to streamline business operations and enhance competitive advantage. Students will understand various business/accounting cycles and learn about how information systems are used in different functional areas such as marketing, operations and supply chain, finance/accounting, and HR/management.
The objectives of the course are summarized below:
To learn the different information sub-systems in a typical business organisation such as, accounting information systems, human resources management systems, operations and supply chain systems, and marketing systems.
To learn the different cycles within an accounting information systems.
Introduction to electronic business.
To use an accounting or enterprise resource planning (ERP) software
: This course is taught lecture-tutorial style where students are expected to come prepared for classes, having read assigned readings. Students are required to participate actively in discussion, failing which they will receive low marks for participation.
Topic / Reference
10 Jan 2011
Accounting Information Systems Overview, Business Processes Overview & Internal Control
Chapter 1 and parts of Chapters of 2, 6 & 8.
17 Jan 2011
General Ledger and Reporting System
Parts of Chapter 2 & 14
24 Jan 2011
Revenue Cycle: Sales and Cash Collections
31 Jan 2011
Expenditure cycle: Purchasing and Cash Disbursements
7 Feb 2011
14 Feb 2011
Human Resources Management and Payroll Cycle
28 Feb 2011
Note: All chapters listed below refer to MIS text by Kroenke (3
Chapter 1: The Importance of MIS
Chapter 2: Information Systems for Collaboration
Readings Chapters 1 and 2
7 Mar 2011
Chapter 3: Information Systems for Competitive Advantage
Chapter 7: Information Systems within Organizations
Readings Chapters 3 and 7
14 Mar 2011
Chapter 10 Managing Development
21 Mar 2011
Chapter 9 – Business Intelligence Systems
Readings Chapter 9
28 Mar 2011
Information Systems Management/IS Security Chapter 11 and Chapter 12
4 Apr 2011
More on IS Security and Wrapping up of the IS part of the module
11 Apr 2011
16 Apr 2011
29 Apr 2011
tutorial to begin week beginning 24 Jan 2010.
Individual project (MIS): 15%
Group Project (Acctg): 25%
Final Exam: 40%
Students who have passed FNA1006 are not allowed to take ACC1006.