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FMGT 2701 - Management Information Systems

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

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.



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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

  1. Computerized Accounting
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Financial Management (Finance Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Financial Management (Professional Accounting Option)
    Part-time   Certificate


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