Accounting and Decision Support Systems (11216.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Prerequisites11212 Accounting Systems and Practices.
Incompatible units6348 Information Systems in Organisations.
Assumed knowledgeA sound understanding of financial accounting, particularly how to journalise transactions and events.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr Hao Yang|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Hao Yang|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Online||Dr Hao Yang|
It is recommended that you purchase e-access to or a physical copy of the following book:
Marshall Romney, Paul Steinbart, Scott Summers & David Wood (2021) Accounting Information Systems (Global Edition),15th Ed.
This book is available in hard copy and as an e-book from the Pearson site.
Given that we focus on the use of Microsoft Excel in this unit, some students have found the following text helpful:
Winston, Wayne L. Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modelling. 7th edition. New York, NY: Pearson Education, Inc., 2022. Print.
There are multiple versions of this text and most are available in the library. This book can be purchased online from a variety of sources such as Amazon AU or Booktopia.
Please note that this is not a 'required text', but is recommended for students who are unfamiliar with Excel and wish to upskill.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Final grades in this subject will be assessed according to performance in each of the assessment items identified above. In order to pass this unit, you must obtain:
· an overall total score of at least 50% AND
· submit all assessment items marked as mandatory
For assessment items marked as mandatory, each piece of assessment must be completed and submitted, but it is not necessary that students pass each individual item of assessment.
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.
There will be scheduled time in the unit in computer labs. This is especially important in familiarising yourself with XERO and EXCEL. This does suggest that there is a need to attend campus.
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, including XERO and EXCEL.
2) Developing, interpreting and understanding the limitations of spreadsheet-based decision support models
As indicated, there will be a need to spend time developing such IT skills in computer labs.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 1, 2023, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (211673)
- Semester 1, 2022, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206205)
- Global Pathways Program Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UCI - SVKM's Institute of International Studies, Mumbai (202509)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne (204344)
- Semester 1, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (204085)
- Global Pathways Program Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UCI - SVKM's Institute of International Studies, Mumbai (198818)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (197485)