In this course, students will gain an understanding of the relationship between information technology, accounting information systems, business strategy and organizational improvement. They will examine information technology as an enabler and facilitator of business strategy and as an accounting and control tool to track performance and improve managerial decision-making. Cases and assignments will focus on small- to medium-sized Canadian organizations looking for appropriate solutions to information technology and accounting issues.
THIS IS A DEGREE LEVEL COURSE FOR THE BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING. Please note the following registration guidelines: 1. Acceptance into the Bachelor of Accounting Program OR 2. Completion of FMGT 3720 and 4210 (or equivalent), with a minimum average grade of 65% and approval from the Department. For approval, please send an email with your BCIT student ID number and a brief explanation of why you wish to register to Bachelor_accounting@bcit.ca. Class will not be held Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving), but WILL BE HELD on Monday, November 11 (Remembrance Day).
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Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Identify the importance of Accounting and Management Information Systems for proper management and control of organizations.
Advise business managers on the effective application and deployment of information technology in organizations.
Apply effective written and oral communication skills in a problem solving context.
Develop appropriate strategic plans to use informational technology for organizational improvements.
Plan the strategic implementation of an accounting information system for an organization.
Design informational systems that will address specific strategic business problems.