INFO243-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Accounting Information Systems

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

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 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Online Stream - students based in NZ 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
04 Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
05 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
06 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Karl Popper 612 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
04 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Karl Popper 612 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
05 Tuesday 18:00 - 19:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
06 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 18:00 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 10 Aug - 16 Aug

Course Coordinator

Annette Mills

Tutor

Angela Martin

Lecturer

Trevor Nesbit

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Practical Assignments 25%
Mid-semester test 30%
Final Exam 45%


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

Textbooks / Resources

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 $851.00

International fee $4,250.00

* 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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