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ACT B304

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Accounting Information Systems

ACT B304

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Accounting Information Systems

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Course Coordinator: Dr Sao Wing Hei, BSc, MAcc, PhD (CUHK)

Course Developer: Christophor Tsui, OUHK

Advisory prerequisite(s)
You are advised to have already studied BIS B121 (or BIS B123), ACT B210 (or ACT B211 and ACT B212).

Aims
This course aims to develop learners’ awareness of the general structure of information systems from an accounting perspective. It also provides learners with knowledge of the risks of accounting information systems and the role of internal controls in the framework of risk management within an enterprise.

Contents
The course covers the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of accounting information systems and e-commerce
  • Control of accounting information systems
  • Accounting information system under cycle approach
  • Data modelling and database design
  • Systems development and documentation techniques

Learning support
There will be five two-hour tutorials and a two-hour surgery.

Assessment
There are two assignments and one examination. Students must use word processing software (such as Microsoft Word) to prepare the assignments, and submit the assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

Equipment
Students will need access to a personal computer with an Internet connection.

Set book(s)
A custom textbook will be provided.