Accounting Systems Design and Development

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Accounting Systems Design and Development

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Business Administration

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    18 credit points or 6 courses completed at the undergraduate level, including ACCG100 Accounting 1A or ACCG106 Accounting Information for Decision-Making

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit aims to introduce students to the accounting issues associated with the business use of information systems. The topics covered in this unit include the key discipline-based areas of the role of accounting and accounting information systems, databases, e-business systems, internal controls, business processes, ethics, systems development and information system audit. The material covered in this unit is presented through an accounting lens, thus allowing the full benefits of information systems within a practical and relevant context to be drawn out and evidenced to students. This makes the unit more than just 'how to use computers'. Rather, the emphasis is placed on students appreciating the critical role that information systems play in supporting the accounting function, and the need for a critical nexus between the accounting and information systems functions. This unit also provides the foundation for the student's further studies in the accounting and accounting information systems disciplines. This unit develops graduate capabilities centred upon effective communication and higher order analysis and critical thinking using a range of case-based materials. The unit assumes a strong understanding of the manual accounting process.

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.