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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS:

  • The importance of information that is accurate, timely, and relevant

  • The role of accounting information systems

  • Techniques in analyzing business processes

  • Techniques and skills to develop accounting information systems

  • Microsoft Access

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Provide students with a foundation that will assist them as they analyze business processes and design accounting information systems that provide accurate, timely, and relevant data to decision makers.

  2. 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.

  3. Students will develop teamwork, presentation, time management, and project skills.

REQUIREMENTS: The course requires study of analysis and design methodologies, the ability to independently study and learn new concepts and technologies, and the ability to work with other students in teams. Students will complete case work individually and within teams. As part of a team students will complete a project which includes selecting a business, modeling the business processes, and developing an AIS solution using Microsoft Access. Student teams are required to prepare professional quality documentation and use guides for their project. Additionally, project teams are required to deliver two presentations describing their project.
PREREQUISITES: ACCTG 202
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002