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Unit description

Designed to prepare the student for a career in accounting and business, this unit examines the role, design, implementation and governance of accounting information systems for efficient and effective business management. It draws on business process concepts and system development techniques and explores issues related to system governance, control and security.  

Unit content

  1. System fundamentals and business processes
  2. Database concepts and systems development
  3. Technology concepts and systems mapping and documentation
  4. Internal controls
  5. Transaction cycles
  6. Systems auditing, governance and ethics

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1recognise fundamental concepts and techniques related to accounting information systems, business processes, databases, systems development, technology and systems mapping and documentation
2identify and explain the concepts of sound internal control
3evaluate systems related to the major business transaction cycles. Explain the business activities performed in the major business cycles and the flow of accounting data and information in those systems
4discuss auditing, governance and ethics issues related to accounting and business information systems.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. recognise fundamental concepts and techniques related to accounting information systems, business processes, databases, systems development, technology and systems mapping and documentation
  2. identify and explain the concepts of sound internal control
  3. evaluate systems related to the major business transaction cycles. Explain the business activities performed in the major business cycles and the flow of accounting data and information in those systems
  4. discuss auditing, governance and ethics issues related to accounting and business information systems.

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Proctored Exam50%
Short written response30%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Proctored Exam50%
Short written response30%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Proctored Exam50%
Short written response30%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Proctored Exam50%
Short written response30%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Proctored Exam50%
Short written response30%
Quiz20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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