Accounting Information Systems (N1550)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

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.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Portfolio)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: