Accounting Information Systems

10 Units

Examines the theory and practice of Accounting Information Systems. Covers all aspects of the use of information technology to support the contemporary organisation, with particular emphasis on support for Accounting and Finance. Industry-focused case studies and detailed practical exercises are used to underpin the conceptual models used to describe the elements of modern accounting support systems.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Design, Communication and Information Technology
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)

On completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a strong knowledge of the applications of a computer-based accounting system.
  2. Appreciate the nature of the interactions between the traditional accounting applications and other transaction management systems.
  3. Use technology-assisted tools for project control, audit, financial analysis and reporting.
  • Components of business information systems
  • Information systems selection, development and implementation
  • Enterprise Wide Information systems (ERP)
  • Evaluation of information systems, including formal audit
  • Adding value, using technology to support decision making
  • Managing the System Development Life Cycle.
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge ACFI6000 - Financial Accounting 1
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Examination: Formal -
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution -
  • Laboratory Exercises -
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Computer Lab: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced), Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business and the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for INFT6500

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