Core Module Information
Module title: Accounting Information Systems

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

Module code: ACC07103
Module leader: Suki Kaur
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance

No Prerequisite

Description of module content:

The module focuses on the practical knowledge accountants should have of information systems and technology. Using your bookkeeping knowledge from financial accounting you will learn how to create working papers for a company and process financial transactions on an accounting software system (SAGE).

You will also learn about other aspects of using accounting information systems, for example: information systems risk and security, real-time versus batch processing, artificial intelligence in accounting, use of business reporting languages, and the ethical considerations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Discuss the use of accounting information systems for both SMEs and large organisations.
LO2:Process business and financial transactions for a company.
LO3: Explain the role of accounting information systems in modern organisations and in resolving business problems.
LO4: Discuss the impact of information technology on the accounting profession, in relation to management of information, security and controls.
LO5: Explain some of the ethical and social issues relating to accounting information systems.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Suki Kaur
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 25 2 10 HOURS= 09.00
Project - Practical 25 1,2 10 HOURS= 07.00
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 01.00
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Accounting Information Systems