Courses & Units

Accounting Information Systems BFA221

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

This core accounting unit adopts the perspective of accountants as designers and auditors of accounting information systems (AIS). It examines the information environment of organisations, including information types, needs and flows. The impact of organisational structure and function on AIS is considered. The primary operational and control issues associated with flat files and relational databases are distinguished. Approaches to fraud detection and prevention are also presented. AIS transaction cyles and business processes are examined, evaluating how increasing use of technology affects process integration and the focus of internal controls.

Summary

Unit name Accounting Information Systems
Unit code BFA221
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
TSBE
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator

Dr Gail Ridley

Teaching staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 020300

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

BFA104

Co-requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture (13 weeks), 1-hr tutorial or practical weekly (from week 2)

Assessment

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Textbooks

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