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Unit description

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

  1. System fundamentals and business processes
  2. Database concepts and systems development
  3. Technology concepts and system 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:
1explain fundamental concepts of accounting information systems related to business processes, database and system development
2evaluate different information systems and technologies, system documentation techniques, and internal controls
3analyse the flow of accounting data and information in relation to major business (transaction) cycles
4identify the importance of governance, auditing and security from an ethical standpoint and assess the potential threat to good governance from fraud and cybercrime.

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

  1. explain fundamental concepts of accounting information systems related to business processes, database and system development
  2. evaluate different information systems and technologies, system documentation techniques, and internal controls
  3. analyse the flow of accounting data and information in relation to major business (transaction) cycles
  4. identify the importance of governance, auditing and security from an ethical standpoint and assess the potential threat to good governance from fraud and cybercrime.

Prescribed texts

  • Parkes, A, Considine, B, Olesen, K & Blount, Y, 2018, Accounting Information Systems, 5th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Milton, Queensland. ISBN: 9 780730 369134 (Printed Textbook with E-Text).
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%
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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