Business and management studies

Accounting Information Systems

Module code: N1550
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

You study accounting information systems, and cover three specific areas:

  • the role of accounting systems in the context of business processes, transaction cycles, and internal controls
  • core data management concepts that are fundamental to the design of modern accounting systems
  • recent developments in accounting information systems and the impact this has on the accounting profession.

Throughout the module, you are given practical examples using a leading enterprise system.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate the purpose of the information systems function and its relationships with other parts of the organisation
  • Explain how information systems support the organisation’s strategies and operations
  • Evaluate the role of accounting systems in the context of business processes, transaction cycles, and internal controls
  • Discuss recent developments in accounting information systems and their impact on the accounting profession