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Accounting Information Systems
ACCT INF SYS
CLASS CODE: ACCTG 356 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: ACCOUNTING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on understanding and enhancing the accountant's role in the changing techology environment. Students will evaluate business processes and, using the REAL model, model those processes. Additionally, students will perform system analysis and design of business event driven IT applications that capture business event data and, using that data, provide information to support business decisions.
DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on understanding and enhancing the accountant's role in the changing technology environment. Students will evaluate business processes and, using the REAL model, model those processes. Additionally, students will perform system analysis and design of business event driven IT applications that capture business event data and, using that data, provide information to support business decisions. This course will provide students the opportunity to use the following tools: flow charts, data-flow diagrams, entity relation diagrams, REAL modeling, and Microsoft Access.
As part of two major projects, students are expected to study a local business and document the processes they observe. Additionally, students will write a major term paper.
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OBJECTIVES: Students will understand that the role of an accountant can be more than just providing information about the financial position of an entity at a particular moment in time. This course will provide students with a foundation that will assist them as they analyze business process to design accounting information systems that provide current, accurate, and relevant data to decision makers.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: IS 140 and ACCTG 202.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002