Accounting Information Systems
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- 29 Jun 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an advanced and integrated knowledge of using an accounting package, spreadsheet manipulation skills, and the relationship of accounting information systems to the organisation's business processes;
- demonstrate an advanced knowledge of databases, use a basic database package and explore the implications of big data or its use in the organisation's information system;
- demonstrate an expert knowledge of the importance of the internal control processes for accounting information systems;
- demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the impact of cloud computing on accounting information systems;
- use a range of cognitive, communication and research skills to investigate, analyse, synthesise and reflect critically on relevant theories, concepts, methodologies and professional decisions relevant to accounting information systems; and
- work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills with regard to accounting information systems.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- OtherDetails -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Accounting Information Systems provides students with the skills to effectively use software to produce information critical to the success of a business. Specifically, students will gain experience using an accounting software package to generate financial statements, extend students' skill with spreadsheets so students can build models to meet the needs of managers and use databases to successfully manage large volumes of data. The interactions between technology and accounting systems are exemplified and analysed, with particular focus on internal control systems and on the impact of cloud computing.
Written Assignment: 2,500 words; 15%; LOs 1-6 Online Quiz 1: 1,500 words; 15%; LOs 1, 4-6 Online Quiz 2: 500 words; 5%; LOs 1, 5-6 Final Examination: 60%; LOs 1-6. Students must obtain at least 50% in pass the Exam and 50% overall in all assessment tasks to pass the unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Written Assignment (15%%)
- Online Quiz 1 (15%%)
- Online Quiz 2 (5%%)
- Final Examination (60%%)
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