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Information Systems for Accountants - INFS3110

Year - 2019

This unit demonstrates how accounting information systems (AIS) can improve business performance relating to the conduct of accounting based transactions. It provides students with the skills necessary to identify and assess opportunities for business improvement, by looking at both conceptual and physical AIS and to understand the varied ways in which the business must assess risks, controls, costs and benefits in relation to the implementation of an AIS. From an end-to-end systems perspective students gain knowledge of approaches and methodologies related to the design, implementation and operation of an AIS. Through graphic representations visual thinking can be applied to analyse, assess and improve the conceptual AIS with a view to its physical implementation. Students learn the importance of an integrated approach to managing business cycles including expenditure, conversion and revenue where multiple competing requirements often need to be balanced. Students develop expertise in business analysis, a foundation skill for accountants, auditors, project managers and business analysts.

Classes
1 x 3 hour workshop per week

Assessment
individual assessment (20%), group workshop assessment (30%), final exam (50%)

Assumed knowledge
INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903

Prohibitions

INFS2001

Details

Faculty: Business (Business School)

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Business Information Systems
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Business (Business School)

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Business Information Systems
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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