Module title: Accounting Information Systems

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ACC07103
Module leader: Grahame Steven
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

No Prerequisite

2018/9, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Grahame Steven
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Students, working in groups, will prepare a three year plan for Bespoke Built Ltd (BBL) for a budget review meeting. At the budget review meeting, each group will answer a question on strategic analysis / planning / budgeting and explain the impact of two what-if analyses on BBL's financial statements.

The same groups will then process actual business and financial transactions for BBL for a three month period using Sage prior to making a presentation about Sage. Groups will make a presentation that evaluates the application of Sage and answer questions in relation to Sage.

Pre-seen exam material, based on BBL, will be provided to students.

The following employability and academic skills will be developed in this module: group work; presentation skills; IT literacy (Excel and Sage); application of learning to the "real world".

Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
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Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 25 1,2 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Report 25 3 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Strategic analysis, planning and budgeting
Prepare a three year plan using Excel for a company
What-if analysis: two-way tables
Process business and financial transactions for a company (Bespoke Built Ltd)
Computerised accounting systems / business information systems
In-house versus commercial development
Batch and real-time processing
Cloud computing
E-commerce
XBRL
Data warehouses, big data
Audit theory and controls

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Discuss theory and issues associated with planning and budgeting
LO2: Prepare and discuss a three year plan for a company
LO3: Process business and financial transactions for a company
LO4: Discuss the use of Computerised Accounting Systems
LO5: Explain the purpose of auditing and discuss system control issues

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - BOCZKO, T (2007) CORPORATE ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS: PRENTICE HALL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780273684879
Recommended - DRURY, C (2015) MANAGEMENT AND COST ACCOUNTING: CENGAGE LEARNING, 9th ed. - ISBN: 9781480893931
Recommended - HORNGREN, C.T., BHIMANI, A., DATAR, S.M. AND FOSTER, G. (2005) MANAGEMENT AND COST ACCOUNTING: PRENTICE HALL, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 0273687514
Recommended - QUINN, M. AND KRISTANDL, G. (2014) BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR ACCOUNTING STUDENTS: PEARSON, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780273773573
Recommended - MILLICHAMP, A.H. AND TAYLOR, J.R. (2012) AUDITING: CENGAGE LEARNING, 10th ed. - ISBN: 9781480844087
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