Business Reporting, Accounting & Management Information Systems

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Reporting, Accounting & Management Information Systems

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Visiting students are expected to have passed first level courses in both financial and management accounting (equivalent to the prerequisites), a general management or management decision making course and at least one second level course in management, business organisation or management accounting.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is an integral part of the honours programme in Accounting and Finance and deals with the place of Information Systems (IS), and the associated Information and Communications Technologies ICT), in the theory and practice of management accounting and financial reporting and the underlying operational business systems. The course draws on prior studies of financial and management accounting as well as general management topics, and provides insight to both professional practice and the disciplines of audit and assurance.

    Course Aims
    The principal aim of this course is to facilitate students to develop an understanding of the nature and role of information systems within organisations: in particular organisational financial reporting and management accounting information systems, together with enhancing their awareness of the practical implications of some of the crucial aspects of the working and development of information systems, particularly from an accounting perspective. Subsidiary aims include encouraging students to develop their understanding of the core elements of ICT (Information and Communications Technologies), to enhance their awareness of ICT in the business environment and to reinforce their critical and analytic skills.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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