Accounting and Decision Support Systems (11216.1)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|School Of Information Systems & Accounting||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Produce financial reports using accounting software;
2. Assess IT governance frameworks;
3. Explain the importance of internal controls and design internal controls that cover key business processes and support the achievement of goals;
4. Develop complex spreadsheet-based decision support models for a variety of problems; and
5. Identify assumptions used in decision support models and evaluate their impact.
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1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
Prerequisites11212 Accounting Systems and Practices.
- 6348 Information Systems in Organisations.
Assumed knowledgeA sound understanding of financial accounting, particularly how to journalise transactions and events.
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Marshall Romney, Paul Steinbart Accounting Information Systems (Global Edition), 14th Ed.
Wayne Winston, Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modelling (5e), Microsoft
This book can be purchased online from a variety of sources including Amazon (see below) in either a hard copy or e-copy format.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students who submit all pieces of mandatory assessment, achieve an overall mark of 50% and 40% in the final exam will pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Lectures, tutorials and workshops are an essential learning opportunity in this unit. I recommend that students prioritise participation in class, as there is a strong correlation between unit success and participation.
Required IT skills
This unit has a strong focus on two areas of IT widely used in accounting practices. These are set out below.
1) Accounting software packages for small to medium sized businesses.
2) Developing, interpreting and understanding the limitations of spreadsheet-based decision support models
Work placement, internships or practicums