Accounting Information Systems

Course code INFT6500Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

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.

Available in 2015

Sydney Bathurst StreetSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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.
Content- 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
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeACFI6000 - Financial Accounting 1
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Laboratory Exercises
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis 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.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for INFT6500