Courses & Units

Accounting Information Systems BFA221

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

The rise of digital technology in the modern economy has seen the need for knowledge and skills in relation to Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) becoming crucial, central and critical components of any business related degree program. There is a need for business students to exhibit their understanding of IS and IT and its application in a business environment. This unit provides an introduction to the fundamentals of managing information systems - with the particular focus on the Accountant’s perspective. It covers the key accounting systems and processes which support an organisation's business and enhance decision-making capabilities. The strategic implications of information systems will be analysed, and students will be introduced to the development, implementation, and maintenance of various types of accounting information systems. Students will gain a foundational understanding of the underlying information technologies and topics covered including emerging technologies and business models technologies. Students will interact with popular accounting information systems during the unit.

Summary

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

Mr Steve Allen

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021
Accelerated Study Period 3 13/9/2021 6/10/2021 28/10/2021 12/12/2021

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Describe, explain and illustrate how information systems are designed and used to address business problems.
LO2Analyse and apply the principles of systems and information technology to produce usable information for decision making.
LO3Communicate accounting advice and ideas in straightforward contexts.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
020300 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

BFA104

Teaching

Teaching Pattern
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Assessment

Weekly Online Quizzes (15%), Online Test (15%), Case Study (20%), Online Exam (50%).

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