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FMGT 2701 - Management Information Systems

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

This course will introduce students to information technology and the role of information systems in business world and the field of accounting. This course is designed to enable students to understand the role of accounting information systems in decision making. Students will gain technological skills that will enable them to interpret accounting information and gain confidence in communicating the outputs to various system users. Students will understand the key concepts of accounting databases and accounting interface, mainly database forms, queries and reports. The need for, and the role of an integrated enterprise system will be discussed, to enable students to understand the information flow from the source entry to accounting records. The concepts of cloud computing and accounting business intelligence will be covered. The fraud and internal control issues will be discussed and will cover the following areas: Top management entity-level IT controls, Application level controls and IT general controls. Concepts of cyber security, legislation, regulations and standards will complement students’ understanding of information technology issues.





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 46252

Thu Sep 10 - Thu Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY Online Delivery


Ben Whitney

Course Outline



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the importance of Accounting and Management Information Systems.
  • Contrast accounting systems within the role of business intelligence in decision making process.
  • Discuss the concept of accounting databases.
  • Explain the role of business processes in selecting accounting systems.
  • Differentiate between key business processes.
  • Compare interdependencies between integrated systems & accounting.

Effective as of Fall 2014

Related Programs

FMGT 2701 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Accounting
    Part-time   Diploma
  3. Computerized Accounting
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  4. Finance
    Full-time   Diploma
  5. Finance
    Part-time   Diploma
  6. Financial Management (Finance Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  7. Financial Management (Professional Accounting Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  8. Financial Planning
    Part-time   Diploma
  9. Financial Planning
    Full-time   Diploma


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