INFO243-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Accounting Information Systems

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

Core business subsystems and processes that allow organisations to operate effectively and efficiently. Includes enterprise databases; process and pervasive controls in the context of the development life cycle of accounting information systems; frameworks for evaluation of accounting information systems and their processes. Students develop practical skills in using at least one accounting information system package for small businesses, and advanced skills using Excel to manipulate business data.

The three broad aims of the course are to provide students with:
*  an understanding of the purpose and role of accounting information systems within contemporary organisations;
*  an awareness of the way in which internal controls and technology interrelate with accounting information systems; and
*  an understanding of the real-life problems of designing, implementing and using accounting information systems.

Learning Outcomes

Having engaged in learning during the course, students will be able to:

1.  Analyse accounting transactions and problems from a systems perspective.
2.  Analyse, design and evaluate controls to be used in the development and operations of accounting systems.
3.  Analyse and evaluate the usefulness of accounting systems in solving managerial problems.
4.  Analyse and evaluate different approaches to the development and operation of accounting systems.
5.  Operate and evaluate selected accounting software packages.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

ACIS243, AFIS243

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
05 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
06 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
07 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
08 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 13 Aug - 19 Aug
02 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 13 Aug - 19 Aug
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 612 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 West 214 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 101 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 A5 Lecture Theatre 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
05 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 315 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
06 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 441 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 20 Aug - 26 Aug
02 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 A6 Lecture Theatre 20 Aug - 26 Aug
03 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 20 Aug - 26 Aug

Course Coordinator

Annette Mills

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
MS Access Assignment 10%
Excel Assignment 10%
Xero Assignment 10%
Mid-Semester Test 25%
Final Exam 45%


Software/Accounting packages for lab-based practicals:  Xero and Excel

Textbooks

Required Texts

James A Hall; Accounting Information Systems; 10; Cengage Learning US, 2018 (https://cengage.co.nz/product/title/accounting-information-systems/isbn/9781337619202).

Course links

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $818.00

International fee $3,788.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the department and colleges page.

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