Strategic Information Systems & Accounting - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
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  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (10%) , Assignment 2 (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,760.00
International 3,010.00

This unit provides an appreciation of how information and information systems relate to strategic decision making and to the total enterprise. It will also examine how analyses of accounting reports support the use of information systems for business strategy development and implementation. This unit will integrate the knowledge gained during your earlier studies in the MPA program.

This unit develops a problem solving approach to the design, development and implementation of IT based solutions to strategic business problems. This unit will equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in the business/ICT context, which requires the application of computer modelling techniques for business decision-making, business communication tools, change management concepts and end-user application software skills to design solutions aligned with business needs, based on the application of accounting practice.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. develop and use information systems for strategic planning and implementation of a business problem
  2. use project management techniques to ensure an appropriate and timely solution to a business problem
  3. design a business model incorporating an entreprise system and a range of productivity tools to provide a computer based solution to a business problem
  4. consolidate the problem identification and solving skills you have developmed throughout your program in the analysis of situations to identiy problems, draw on your cross-disciplinary knowledge to reason logically and to develop plans for action
  5. increase your technical skills through the designing anf building of business tools or applications to resolve specific business problems.
  • Assignment 1 (10%)
  • Assignment 2 (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

You must have an understanding of basic financial reports and its is strongly recommended that you have completed MPAC10, MPAC60, MPAC80 and MPAC100 prior to enrolling into MPAC40

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

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This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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