IS for Performance Improvement (INFS2001)


This unit is designed to help you understand how information systems (IS) can improve business performance relating to the conduct of accounting based transactions. It will provide you with the skills necessary to identify and assess opportunities and understand the varied ways in which IS can assist in realising them. From an end-to-end systems perspective you will gain knowledge of approaches and methodologies related to the design, implementation, operation and, above all, control of IS. Through graphic representations visual thinking can be applied to analyse, assess and improve business processes. You will learn the importance of an integrated approach to managing business functions including accounting, sales and marketing, logistics and procurement where multiple competing requirements often need to be balanced. You will develop expertise in structured design, including data modelling and process mapping.

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Further unit of study information


1x 3hr workshop per week


Report (20%), worksheet 1 (10%), worksheet 2 (10%), worksheet 3 (10%), exam (50%)


Ulric J. Gelinas, Richard B. Dull, Patrick Wheeler (2015) Accounting Information Systems (10th Edition), Cengage Learning.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


INFS1000 or INFO1000 or ISYS1003 or INFO1903


ACCT2003 or INFS2000

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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