Unit aim

Designed to prepare the student for a career in business, this unit focuses on the relationships between business processes, information flows and information technology and how these interact and communicate with an organisation's management. It also explores the governance, control and security issues in the business processes and within the information system.

Unit content

Module 1: Conceptual foundations of Accounting Information Systems
Topic 1: Accounting information systems and business processes Overview of business processes
Topic 2: Systems documentation techniques
Topic 3: Relational databases
 
Module 2: Control and audit of accounting information systems
Topic 4: Computer fraud Computer fraud and abuse techniques Control and accounting information systems
Topic 5: Accounting information controls for systems reliability
      Part 1: Information security Accounting information controls for systems reliability
      Part 2: Confidentiality and privacy Accounting information controls for systems reliability
      Part 3: Processing integrity and availability Auditing computer-based information systems
 
Module 3: Accounting information systems applications
Topic 6: The revenue cycle: Sales to cash collections
Topic 7: The expenditure cycle: Purchasing to cash disbursements
Topic 8: The production cycle The human resources management and payroll cycle The general ledger and reporting system
Topic 9: The REA data model The database design model Implementing an REA data model in a relational database Special topics in REA modelling
 
Module 4: The systems development process
Topic 10: Introduction to systems development and systems analysis
Topic 11: AIS development strategies
Topic 12: Systems design, implementation and operation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • This text is provided as an e-book only. Instructions for downloading the e-book are available on the MySCU Blackboard site: Romney, MB & Steinbart, PJ, 2012, Accounting Information Systems - Global Edition (12e), 12th edn, Pearson Education Inc., New Jersey. ISBN: 978 144 793 0341.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Business scenario analysis questions30%
Exam: closed book50%

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (N/A)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Business scenario analysis questions30%
Exam: closed book50%

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (N/A)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Business scenario analysis questions30%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (5 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Business scenario analysis questions30%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Business scenario analysis questions30%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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