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ACCG 5150 - Accounting Information Systems

Accounting Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course enables students to effectively identify and utilize the complex systems and applications used in the accounting sector. Students will gain hands-on knowledge that will enable them to analyze and implement accounting systems within the framework of modern business environments, including privacy, security, and control systems needed to ensure client confidentiality and strategic advantage through the use of IT. This course qualifies as a prerequisite for entrance into the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP).

Credits

4.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

ANALYZE BUSINESS SYSTEMS

  • Contrast general Business Information Systems & Architectures
  • Differentiate the nature, type, and uses of information within an entity
  • Evaluate processing modes (batch, online, etc.)
  • Outline the types of networks (local area, wide area, wireless)
  • Select key hardware components of a system

ASSESS APPLICATIONS

  • Combine software systems, including operating systems and communication systems
  • Differentiate multiple types of application software
  • Select web-based applications
  • Propose open-source, in-house, and proprietary application solutions
  • Construct MS Access databases to organize data

CATEGORIZE SECURITY AND CONTROL COMPONENTS

  • Assess the role of IT security in the business
  • Demonstrate data integrity, privacy, confidentiality, and security principles
  • Propose security components of a system
  • Categorize multiple levels of controls (access, application, system)
  • Contrast automated controls vs. manual controls
  • Evaluate processing controls and program change controls
  • Implement trust services (Web and System)
  • Interpret the role of IT in information reporting, including real-time access, remote access, information dashboards, spreadsheets, report generation, and XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language)

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2015

Related Programs

ACCG 5150 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Professional Accounting
    Part-time   Advanced Diploma

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