This subject focuses on the role of information systems in providing support to organisational business processes and decision making. It is designed to provide students with an overview of computerised Accounting Information Systems (AIS), an understanding of the scope and types of different AISs; and some practical skills in using an AIS. The subject also considers information controls and businessprocesses and their impact on the reporting of accounting information.
Be able to understand and apply foundation principles relating to computerised information systems in contemporary organisations;
Be able to explain the role of data analysis tools and data mining;
Be able to illustrate typical network configurations and identify the components of a network;
Be able to evaluate accounting information system architecture and generate models of
Be able to identify organisational risk and generate systems that control that risk;
Be able to analyse, synthesise and apply the concepts underpinning systems planning development and implementation.
- Define and explain the differences between a cloud based accounting system and a traditional accounting system
- Identify potential risks or limitations in adopting a cloud based accounting system
- Based on your findings make a recommendation outlining which size and type of businesses would benefit from moving to a cloud based AIS.