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Accounting and Decision Support Systems PG (11407.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Information Systems & Accounting


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    • Semester 1, 2021, ON-CAMPUS, GBCA-MELB (202634) - View
    • Semester 1, 2021, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (203989) - View
    • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, GBCA-MELB (198941) - View
    • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (197660) - View
    • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190338) - View

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    This unit provides you with a simulated work experience. Simulated industry projects and case studies will be used for you to understand the development and use of accounting information systems (AIS), including the interaction between an accounting information system (AIS) and an entity's enterprise resource planning system (ERP), systems documentation, internal controls and governance issues. You will also be required to complete computerised accounting practice sets to increase your skills in using several accounting packages. Finally, you will develop technical skills using Microsoft Excel to build decision-support models, evaluate their outputs and identify the impacts of assumptions built into these models.

    This unit will be co-taught with the undergraduate unit 11216 Accounting and Decision Support Systems.

    Learning Outcomes

    After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Research, analyse and reflect on the importance of internal controls in enhancing corporate governance;

    2. Design internal controls that identify and manage an entity's risks, protect shareholder investments and safeguard assets;

    3. Review and assess internal controls and governance frameworks for accounting information systems;

    4. Prepare financial reports from computerised practice sets and unstructured data using computerised accounting software;

    5. Synthesise complex information in the design and development of complex spreadsheet-based decision support models; and

    6. Research, evaluate and assess the impact of the assumptions used in developing decision support models.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Two hours of lectures and two hours of tutorial/computer labs on campus per week.


    6222 Accounting Systems & Practices G



    Assumed Knowledge

    A sound understanding of financial accounting, particularly how to journalize transactions and events.

    Incompatible Units

    11216 Accounting and Decision Support Systems

    Equivalent Units


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