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Accounting Information Systems

  • Course Code :
    ACC 350
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Accounting

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Area of Study :

This course provides an overview on information systems and accounting. It examines the design, operation, and control of accounting information systems, business cycles, business processes, and the flow of financial transactions through the accounting information systems, internal control concepts and their application to the information systems. By the end of the course, students are able to understand types of information systems, inputs, processing, and outputs of information systems, the different business cycles (revenues, expenditures, production, human resources, and financing cycles), and the basic internal control concepts and security measures for the accounting information systems

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Accounting Information Systems

This course examines the design, operation, and control of accounting information systems, transaction cycles, business processes, and the flow of financial transactions through the accounting information system, internal control concepts and their application to the information systems.

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Accounting Information Systems

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications
2- The development and management of information systems and their impact upon organizations
3- The comprehensive use of relevant communication and information technologies for application in business and management
4- The risk management and control of accounting information systems

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- The cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, including the ability to identify assumptions, evaluate statements in terms of evidence, to detect false logic or reasoning, to identify implicit values, and to define terms adequately and to generalize appropriately
2- Effective qualitative problem solving and decision making skills
3- The ability to create, evaluate and access a range of options, together with the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of business and other situations

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Qualitative skills including the ability to work with case studies
2- The ability to apply business models to business problems and phenomena
3- The effective use of communication and information technology (CIT) skills for business applications
4- The ability to conduct research into business and management issues, either individually or as part of a team, including a familiarity with a range of business data and research resources and appropriate methodologies

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Effective oral and written communication skills in a range of traditional and electronic media
2- Effective self-management in terms of time, planning and behavior, motivation, self-starting, individual initiative and enterprise
3- Learning to learn and developing an appetite for reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning
4- The interpersonal skills for effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Chapter One: The Information System: An Accountant's Perspective
Chapter seven: Control and Accounting Information Systems
Second Mid-term
Chapter seven
Chapter seven
Chapter seven
Revision
Chapter One
Chapter two: Overview of Business Processes
Chapter two
Revision on Chapter 1, 2
First Mid-term
Chapter six: Systems Development and Documentation Techniques
Chapter Six
Chapter Six

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Accounting Information Systems

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures
Data show in lectures
Class discussion
Exercises and cases

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Accounting Information Systems

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Accounting Information Systems

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Introduction to Accounting Information Systems James A.Hall Cengage

Course notes :

Handouts

Recommended books :

James A. Hall. Introduction to Accounting information Systems. 7th Ed., 2011.

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